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05 Dec 2007, 00:23
South Korea has witnessed the world’s most dramatic growth of Christian congregations; church membership is expanding by 6.6 percent a year, fully two-thirds of the growth coming from conversions rather than the population increasing.
(A) coming from conversions rather than the population increasing
(B) coming from conversions rather than increases in the population
(C) coming from conversions instead of the population’s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population

Can someone explain why D is wrong and B is accurate?
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05 Dec 2007, 07:16
aliensoybean wrote:
South Korea has witnessed the world’s most dramatic growth of Christian congregations; church membership is expanding by 6.6 percent a year, fully two-thirds of the growth coming from conversions rather than the population increasing.
(A) coming from conversions rather than the population increasing
(B) coming from conversions rather than increases in the population
(C) coming from conversions instead of the population’s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population

Can someone explain why D is wrong and B is accurate?

To bring the contrast out and compare, 'rather than' is preferred over 'instead of'
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05 Dec 2007, 07:21
aliensoybean wrote:
South Korea has witnessed the world’s most dramatic growth of Christian congregations; church membership is expanding by 6.6 percent a year, fully two-thirds of the growth coming from conversions rather than the population increasing.
(A) coming from conversions rather than the population increasing
(B) coming from conversions rather than increases in the population
(C) coming from conversions instead of the population’s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population

Can someone explain why D is wrong and B is accurate?

B.

since we are comparing verbs - 'conversion' and 'increase', 'rather' is preferred. Eliminate C D E.

in A 'conversions rather than the population' breaks ||ism.
in B 'conversions rather than increases' maintains ||ism.
Re: South Korea   [#permalink] 05 Dec 2007, 07:21
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