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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
(A)than in either Sweden or Finland
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland
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Re: SC: Comparisions In 1997 the frequency of calvings among [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 13:55
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A because of parallelism and pronoun

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
(A)than in either Sweden or Finland - correct parallelism
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland - either in Sweden or in Finland is correct...
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland - increase is singular, so use of those is incorrect.
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland - same reason as C
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland - same as B
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Re: In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2013, 03:02
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Re: SC: Comparisions In 1997 the frequency of calvings among [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 11:27
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A because of parallelism and pronoun

rphardu wrote:
In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
(A)than in either Sweden or Finland - correct parallelism
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland - either in Sweden or in Finland is correct...
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland - increase is singular, so use of those is incorrect.
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland - same reason as C
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland - same as B


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Re: SC: Comparisions In 1997 the frequency of calvings among [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 20:20
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Between A and B, any good explanation on the difference between both?

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than [u]either in Sweden or Finland.

In option B, Suppose we were to remove either ... or .. construction and write the stem as two separate clauses, we would have,
This increase was more apparent in Norway than in Sweden; this is right.
This increase was more apparent in Norway than Finland; this is wrong as increase is compared with Finland.

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Re: In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 08:40
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In B, the absence of the preposition 'in' before Finland breaks the rule of correlative conjunction parallelism. Either in Sweden or in Finland is the correct parallel expression.
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