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# Modification Problems Again.

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20 Jul 2003, 18:28
I agree with Stolyar. UCLA guy is easy to read.

There has been a 30 to 40-fold ( increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against) pesticides.

What does " caused by...." modify. ?

b) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitos to.

What does "Because of increasing resistance of mosquitos to" modify?
I say increase. But what about what modifies "incidence of malaria".?

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20 Jul 2003, 21:27
Curly05 wrote:

What does "Because of increasing resistance of mosquitos to" modify?
I say increase. But what about what modifies "incidence of malaria".?

Victor

Take out the "because of" so you can just look at the subject. Resistance is the subject of the clause. It is not correct to say "resistance against" - it's redundant. That's the biggest reason why (A) is wrong here. "Resistance to" is the proper term.
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21 Jul 2003, 05:25
JP,

I am trying to practice modification. I realize that's an easier way to solve the problem

What does What does "Because of increasing resistance of mosquitos to" modify?

Thank you.
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21 Jul 2003, 08:23
Curly05 wrote:
JP,

I am trying to practice modification. I realize that's an easier way to solve the problem

What does What does "Because of increasing resistance of mosquitos to" modify?

Thank you.
Victor

increase in the incidence of malaria
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21 Jul 2003, 09:55
increase in the incidence of malaria is modified by because. I think, not just incidence. Do contrasting words such as because not likely modify the word in front of it?

What does " caused by...." modify. ?

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