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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 10:19
aiming4mba - here is an explanation why C is wrong.

In C the comma is inappropriate. It makes the clauses independent. Here the sentence should use X and Y

In E "where" keeps the parallelism correctly and also maintains the tense of X and Y
Also E is a superior parallelism compared with C.

Always go for superior parallelism.

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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2010, 08:59
yea. D for me as well. E seems too wordy. for D both the clauses can stand independantly. so i think semi colon is alright.
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 03:24
(E)

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 08:37
Quick question, in sentences like one in the stem. That and where are modifiers right? Their functions are to replace the singular state or plural states?

Lets say, if where and that replace "states", does that mean the statement "there is a sizable of wolves" applies to all 48 states? I guess not. What's your say? Bunuel?
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 10:32
E parallelism
where.........where
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 07 May 2011, 05:00
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Choice D woefully misses the conjunction that bridges Minnesota with the un-underlined part of the sentence, resulting in a debate as to what purpose the second part serves after separated from the main part, by a semicolon.

In B, doesn’t the pronoun where, by virtue of its placement, modify population, which is wrong?

Though wordy, by using where for both the parts of the sentence and also by employing the more customary population of wolves rather than the odd wolf population, E seems to stand out IMO


To add to this, for knocking out D, we have to understand that the semicolon in (d) separates its meaning into two unrelated sentences; i.e., the part of (d) that follows the semicolon suggests that the wolf is still the archenemy of the sheep in general. this is almost exactly the opposite of the intended meaning, which is that minnesota is the only state where that's still true!
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 22 May 2011, 22:41
I had trouble in solving this question from OG10.

The reason for the trouble is, I was not able to establish parallelism between the clauses. So, I chose (C) but the correct answer is (E). Option (E) correctly establishes the parallelism between the two clauses, which start with "Where"
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 23 May 2011, 00:11
There is a rule pervasive in many SC notes in which the phrases with "there is" have been flagged as incorrect. This is one of rare examples where "there is" has turned true, so this rule doesnt hold true.
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 23 May 2011, 09:33
Even i chose E for parallelism.
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 21:24
A,B and C are wrong without argument because of the "has"

"one of the construction" requires "have".

eg's

He is one of the students who study here.

This is one of the questions that are incorrect.
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 21:40
I made a mistake.

This is actually a monster question :
As per Ron on mGMAT forum :

"if it says the only one of..., then it's singular.
if it says only one of... (without the), then it's plural. "

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... of&start=0

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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2011, 07:34
E for me,
A,B,C are out coz 'where' represents a place and this fits in perfectly in the sentence.
D for me looks a bit disjointed when compared with E... The clause needs a connection with the sentence...
E is the only option left out...
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Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 22:06
Very good question!..

Parallelism usually beats everything else -- it's like a "full house" or "4 of a kind"...
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Re: Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 11:44
E it is.


First all we need "where" to point the place that is the subject in the question.

Btwn D and E , E shows a complete parallelism which is needed with the conjunction "and"


D is also gramatically correct,but what i thought conjunction is needed to bring the correct meaning.
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Re: Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2013, 11:00
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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.
Please explain the answer?


since in the sentence we have
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this predator
, so shouldn't it be wolf instead of wolves

Please explain me

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Re: Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 21:14
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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.
Please explain the answer?


Meaning of the sentence:

1) Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population.
2) In Minnesota, this animal is the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that - contiguous forty-eight states is plural so we should have a plural verb after that.

Hence, A, B, C are out as "that still has a sizable wolf"
D: because of the ";" is changing the meaning of the sentence... making us feel "this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep." everywhere.
E: is parallel "where and where" and it conveys the right message.

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Re: Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 21:32
I guess E is correct as both the clauses refer back to minnesota which is not the case with D.
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