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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

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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?

as already explained

one of Plural noun that plural verb

A,B,C - out

E - wordy. 'there is' is redundant

D - best.
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I would go for 'D'.

D and E are close.

D is the winner.

E should be out because of
- using the misplaced modifier 'where' - where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where .
- using 'there', which is usually wrong in GMATland.
- Using two consecutive conjunctions 'where' and 'and'. ****I am not sure of this whether using two consecutive conjunctions is acceptable. Somebody please guide****
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03 Jul 2007, 11:44
E for me . D changes the meaning by exclduing Minnesota out of the picture
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26 May 2008, 06:59
I got it wrong so bumping up the thread for others to enjoy!
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E, because D uses ; incorrectly.
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19 Feb 2010, 14:08
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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?

Minnesota | is the only one | of the contiguous forty-eight states | that still has a sizable wolf population, | where | this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

The one above sounds clear and concise, I'd like to go with B. Minnesota is the subject of the sentence, and the wolf and it's population is a modifier, the last part of the sentence that deals with this predator as the archenemy of cattle and sheep is also a modifier - popularly known as the resumptive modifier. A resumptive modifier takes a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be finished and then adds information to take the reader into a new territory of thought or idea.
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20 Feb 2010, 20:38
E for parallelism (where...where)
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11 Apr 2010, 15:21
Can some one explain wats wrong in D
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11 Apr 2010, 18:52
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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?

I prefer B. Where correctly modifies Minnesota. Not comfortable with D, since the modifier where is missing. E is pretty close as well for parallelism. Also coz where (first where) correctly reflects Minnesota.
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11 Apr 2010, 20:33
i go for E too - "where" and "where" parallelism
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11 Apr 2010, 21:36
I'l go with E. First of, the word "where" is gramatically correct to modify the place, while "which" and "that" are regularly used to modify subjects/objects. D alters the meaning.
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12 Apr 2010, 06:48
I choose D.

"where" can modify actual places. Also, the use of the semi-colon properly separates two independent clauses. It is also the most concise.

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08 Sep 2010, 02:50
OA is E
I choose D.
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08 Sep 2010, 03:00
Can someone explain in detail why E is correct.
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08 Sep 2010, 05:16
Ya please explain me too bit confused
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12 Oct 2010, 18:54
Can someone help explain how this can link to wolf....is pronoun agreement correct?
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Can someone explain in detail why E is correct.

Look here:

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; - gramatically is correct but needs conjunction to show the logical relationship between two independent clauses, rather tah semicolon that implies their equality
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Remember: when two clauses are introduced than both of them must be parallel either “that….that” OR “where….where” (it is wrong to use “that….where”)
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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
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parallelism is best satisfied in E
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