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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2005, 08:24
They are comparable in the sense that they both are vanishing as a result of industrial development.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2005, 11:58
B...the bird is vanishing like the grassy fields...although I think a magician would have been more appropriate....
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2005, 18:12
I was not able to pick the meaning of the sentence.

Thanks HongHu.. I got the meaning now. Obviously, it should be (B).

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Re: SC - Sandpipers [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2005, 17:31
B. needs singular "Bird". the sentence is talking about a single bird.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2005, 19:16
I believe "B" is correct as well...i just thought for some reason that "changes in" was unidiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2005, 19:38
Thought "that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas" needs another "that" to have the answer maintain parallelelism...
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Re: SC - Sandpipers [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2005, 09:13
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B. needs singular "Bird". the sentence is talking about a single bird.


I agree with you that the answer is B, but I don't think the sentence is talkng about a single bird. I believe THE BIRD refers to one specific species of birds - sandpipers as it was the case in "THE SANDPIPER" to mean "sandpipers" in general.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2005, 10:18
I am unable to choose any of the answer choices. This SC seems to be testing the misplaced modifier,

The grassy fields and old pastures of the Argentine pampas is being contrasted with the sandpipers in the first three choice. So aren't A, B and C wrong?

But, choices D and E are no better either, as the grassy fields are now being compared to the Northeastern states. For the record, I will go with D.

Can the SC experts chip in please...
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Re: SC - Sandpipers [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2005, 11:29
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Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the Northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices.

A. the sandpipers vanishing in the Northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming

B. the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in

C. that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United States is due to residential and industrial development and changes to

D. in the northeastern United States, sandpipers' vanishing is due to residential and industrial development and to changes in

E. in the northeastern United States, sandpipers' vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing


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Picked B.

Like X.... , Y..... where Y is a noun if X is one.
Only B satisfies this condition.

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2005, 14:13
B it is
Good comparison in nouns 'like A, B
and moreover parallism in

as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
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Re: SC - Sandpipers [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2005, 16:55
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HIMALAYA wrote:
B. needs singular "Bird". the sentence is talking about a single bird.


I agree with you that the answer is B, but I don't think the sentence is talkng about a single bird. I believe THE BIRD refers to one specific species of birds - sandpipers as it was the case in "THE SANDPIPER" to mean "sandpipers" in general.


exactly. the single bird means only this kind/species of bird..
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2005, 16:45
I'm confused on this one. If the answer is B, looks like we are comparing "grassy fields and old pastures" to the "bird" - could anyone explain what I am missing here?

Like X ....., Y is ... X is being compared to Y.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2005, 22:28
B big time. Forums, the grassy fields and old pastures are being compared to the birds in that they are both disappearing.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 09:09
(A) I think the 'sandpipers', having already been mentioned with respect to fields and pastures, needs some qualification as in choice B to make the sentence more clear.
(B) Best Choice
(C) awkward construction
(D & E) Verb 'are' or 'is' is missing
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 09:34
Like plains..... the bird... perfect paralellism.. Hence, B.

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 10:27
I'll be brave and say D.
I'll explain if my conclusion is right.
I'm probably wrong here.
What's the source of this? It's a quite tricky one.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 10:31
macca wrote:
I'll be brave and say D.
I'll explain if my conclusion is right.
I'm probably wrong here.
What's the source of this? It's a quite tricky one.

B for me too!
Macca, If D read, "sandpipers are vanishing", I'd have chosen it. But as it is now, hmmm... seems off to me!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 18:27
C - changes 'to' farming pracitces is not idiomatic
D,E - out. begins with the wrong noun

Between A and B,

B would read as:
Like the grassy fields and old pastures, the bird itself is vanishing...

A would read as:
Like the grassy fields and old pastures, the sandpipers vanishing...
A comes across as pretty awkward.

I'll take B.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 19:09
D and E can be out because they are lack of a verb of the main clause.
I go for B.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2005, 06:05
OA is B
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