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# Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland

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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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04 Mar 2012, 13:53
like the grassy fields .. the bird itself is vanishing.

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04 Mar 2012, 20:08
Nice question!

A is wrong because of the problem in the first half of the sentence. The sandpipers is plural but the main verb here "is". They don't match.

The second point is the parallelism. Parallelism rules out C, D and E. Straight away!
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04 Mar 2012, 22:40
I was blown away by this one ..

Very good question. + 1 Kudos for this.

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04 Mar 2012, 23:01
Good one I would say. Initially I was not able to make out but later realized that it's comparing the grassy fields with the bird.

B it is.

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05 Mar 2012, 00:18
The correct answer is B as it correctly compares the two nouns (the grassy fields and the bird itself ). Correct parallelism.
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