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If a single strain of plant is used for a given crop over a wide area, a practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods, it increases the likelihood that the impact of a single crop disease or pest will be disastrous.

(A) If a single strain of plant is used for a given crop over a wide area, a practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods, it
(B) If a single strain of plant is used for a given crop over a wide area, as is fostered by modern seed-marketing methods, it
(C) A practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods, a single strain of plant used for a given crop over a wide area
(D) A single strain of plant used for a given crop over a wide area, a practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods,
(E) The use of single strain of plant for a given crop over a wide area, a practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods,
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2005, 14:21
E for me too.

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"a practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods"

This appositional phrase is wrongly representing noun "a single strain of plant"

B. "as is" is wrong. it is qrong most of the time in GMAT :)

C. same as A. "a single strain of plant" is represented as "a practice"

D. still not clear

E. i will go with it. "The use..." is identified as "a practice"
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2005, 17:04
E it is!

A and B are ambiguous as they use the pronoun it

C - single strain plant is not the practice, using it is a practice

D - this says the practice increases, it should be the use of the practice increases

E - clearly states that the use of the practice.....increases

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2005, 23:33
macca, looks like everyone's done a great job explaining! let me know if you'd like more! =)

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OA is E
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