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Shrinking faster than any other nations, the projected [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2009, 14:12
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Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is 17 percent during the next half century.
A. Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is
B. Shrinking faster than any other nation, Japan’s population has a projected decline of
C. The population of Japan is shrinking faster than that of any other nation and is projected to decline by
D. The Japanese population is shrinking faster than any other nation, and it has a projected decline at
E. Japan’s population is shrinking faster than that of any other nation, with a projected decline at

Don't know the OA.Please help me find the answer between C and E.Explanations please!
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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2009, 14:57
"C". In "E" -projected decline at is wrong construction
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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2009, 17:18
Yes IMO C too.
"projected decline at" sounds incorrect. Had it been "the decline projected at..."
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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2009, 18:41
C is correct.

E has idiomatic issue: "decline at" is wrong. Also another major issue is lack of parallelism:
Japan’s population is shrinking faster than that of any other nation, with a projected decline at

Portion marked in Red is not parallel. First is a possessive noun, and second is not. So although the comparison is not an issue, parallelism is not maintained. So E is wrong.

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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2009, 05:49
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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 08:40
Why is B incorrect ?? Looks plausible to me.
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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 08:42
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sinharavi wrote:
Why is B incorrect ?? Looks plausible to me.


B) Shrinking faster than any other nation, Japan’s population has a projected decline of - It sounds like some other nation is sinking and not the population of that nation. Also, this wrongly compares some other sinking nation with population of Japan. So is B wrong

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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 08:43
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Shrinking faster than THE POPULATION OF any other nation
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Re: Japan’s population [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 04:07
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C.
But can any one explain why is A wrong ? I dont see anything incorrect in it


A: Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is - It sounds like the projected decline is shrinking, which makes no sense. So A is wrong.
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Re: Shrinking faster than any other nations, the projected [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2011, 20:16
marked e :( ... but agree that c is the correct answer
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Re: Shrinking faster than any other nations, the projected [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2011, 20:49
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Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is 17 percent during the next half century.
A. Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is
B. Shrinking faster than any other nation, Japan’s population has a projected decline of
C. The population of Japan is shrinking faster than that of any other nation and is projected to decline by
D. The Japanese population is shrinking faster than any other nation, and it has a projected decline at
E. Japan’s population is shrinking faster than that of any other nation, with a projected decline at

Don't know the OA.Please help me find the answer between C and E.Explanations please!


In C it compares population of jaapan to other nation which is wrong

In E japan's population is compared to oother nation which is also wrong

The option B looks correct to me,

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Re: Shrinking faster than any other nations, the projected [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 03:42
IMO- C,

In C the 'The population of Japan' is correctly compared to the population of other countries by the use of 'than that of any other nation'.
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Re: Shrinking faster than any other nations, the projected [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2013, 23:17
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Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is 17 percent during the next half century.
A. Shrinking faster than any other nation’s, the projected decline of Japan’s population is
B. Shrinking faster than any other nation, Japan’s population has a projected decline of
C. The population of Japan is shrinking faster than that of any other nation and is projected to decline by
D. The Japanese population is shrinking faster than any other nation, and it has a projected decline at
E. Japan’s population is shrinking faster than that of any other nation, with a projected decline at

Don't know the OA.Please help me find the answer between C and E.Explanations please!


C is correct.
E is wrong because we always compare:
"X is shrinking faster than that of Y" is not parallel. The correct one should be: The population of X is shrinking faster than that of Y.
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Re: Shrinking faster than any other nations, the projected [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 20:47
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E is wrong because we always compare:
"X is shrinking faster than that of Y" is not parallel. The correct one should be: The population of X is shrinking faster than that of Y.


Good point. missed the above point and focused on idiom decline at. Possessives are some times sneaky :-(
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