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If a single strain of plant is used for a given crop over a [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 10:33
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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,

I know this SC was already discussed. So, let me get straight to the point. If you think (D) is incorrect, can you reason why?
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 10:58
I am not expert at english grammar but i think that in this case there's something gotta do with the tense.

In D we have "A single strain of plant used" and in the 2nd part you have "increases" which is not past tense i dunno which one it is the present perfect or whatever... but the sentence would have made more sense to me if it said "increased"

In E you have "The use of" and in 2nd part "increases" which looks right to me.

This explanation may b incorrect but wanted to give it a shot.

whats the OA?
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Re: SC 1000: Single strain of plant [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 12:43
The answer must be E.

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


The sentence is claiming that A single strain increases the likelyhood of all those bad things happening. The sentence actually means that the act of using the single strain increases the likelyhood.
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Re: SC 1000: Single strain of plant [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 14:18
Shortlisted to D and E.
E for me too. because "The use of single strain of plant for a given crop over a wide area - a practice"

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A single strain of plant used for a given crop over a wide area - a practice.
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Re: SC 1000: Single strain of plant [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2007, 11:56
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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,

I know this SC was already discussed. So, let me get straight to the point. If you think (D) is incorrect, can you reason why?


D is incorrect because it implies that "A single strain of plant" is a practice fostered by modern seed-marketing methods.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2007, 13:08
Thanks guys, I get it now. OA is E.
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Re: If a single strain of plant is used for a given crop over a [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2013, 02:31
Thanks for the explanation ... was confused between D nd E ...
Re: If a single strain of plant is used for a given crop over a   [#permalink] 27 Jan 2013, 02:31
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