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Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it return in May after wintering in the Argentina Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the Northeastern US is a result of residential and industrial development and of change in farming practices
A. the same
B.the bird itself is vanishing in the Northeastern US as a result of residential and industrial development and of change in
C.that the birds themselves are vanishing in the Northeastern US is due to residential and industrial development and changes to
D. in the Northeastern US,sandpipers' vanishing is due to residential and industrial development and to change in
E.in the Northeastern US,the sandpipers' vanishing,a result of residential and industrial development and changing
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Last edited by PiyushK on 14 Jul 2014, 08:40, edited 1 time in total.
corrected typo (is=>as) in option B(OA)
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Re: Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 21:37
logical comparison, B compares grassy fields to the Birds -- which are vanishing. Hence correct
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Re: Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 22:42
the only one which compares logically is b
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Re: Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 02:23
"Like the grassy fields and old pastures" cannot compare to the "sandpiper", "that...", or "in the Northeastern of US". Only correct choice is "the bird".

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Re: Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 08:34
the bird - grassy fields can go together but not sandpiper.
Hence B.
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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
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, the sandpipers’ vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing
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Re: Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2014, 10:53
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
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, the sandpipers’ vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing

Like X,Y is the required structure .
IN the non-underline part---- It is there ...so somethings required is singular ----
C wrong --- that the birds....
D, E .... wrong comparison
in A,B
Option A also has a modifier Issue and a SV Disagreement.

"Like the grassy fields...... , the sandpipers vanishing ..." - Wrong

It should be "bird" or "Sandpiper"

Moreover " Sandpipers Vanishing " is plural . So we need a "are" to modify rather than is.

so ans is b
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Like the grassy fields and old pastures [#permalink] New post 04 May 2015, 21:40
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

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, the sandpipers’ vanishing, a result of residential and
industrial development and changing
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Re: Like the grassy fields and old pastures [#permalink] New post 05 May 2015, 05:53
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(a)
if you write "the sandpipers vanishing", then "sandpipers" is the subject ("vanishing" is a modifier describing that subject). the subject "sandpipers" doesn't agree with the singular verb "is".

GENERAL NOTE:
this sentence starts out with "like the grassy fields and old pastures...". the COMPARISON here is between those fields and pastures (which are disappearing) and the bird (which is also disappearing); therefore, to make this comparison valid, the next sentence MUST start with "the bird" or "the sandpiper". it can't start with anything else.

(c)
invalid comparison; this clause starts with "that the birds are vanishing...", rather than with the bird itself.
this choice is also hopelessly awkward, although it may take a native speaker's eye to see that.

(d)
invalid comparison; the subject here is the sandpipers' vanishing, rather than the sandpiper itself.
"in the NE united states" is also inserted in a bad place; the comparison element should come at the head of this construction.

(e)
Among other things, option (e) is a fragment.
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