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South Korea has witnessed the world s most dramatic growth

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South Korea has witnessed the world s most dramatic growth [#permalink]  13 Oct 2005, 16:09
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5. South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™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 populationâ€™s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population
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Re: sc - South Korea [#permalink]  13 Oct 2005, 16:22
B...Only B and D are likely. but "instead of" in D is little awakward. SO go with B.
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My pick is B!
Rather than indicates a preference of one over the other and it is better than using instead of.

Also B maintains parallelism - from conversions rather than increases...
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I think it sounds better if you say 2/3 of the growith is from conversion rather than...
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I go for 'B'.

Hi fresinha12, I was biased towards 'E' for a while after reading your response but if you put 'E' is the original sentence & check, two independent sentences are formed because of 'is', then full stop is needed but the sentence has a comma ...
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Two things to notice with this sentence: parallelism and use of rather vs, instead.

Only B and D are parallel.

D uses instead of, which is rarely the correct comparison. Other than that, I cant explain why its wrong.

B uses the ETSs all time favorite rather than, so Ill wager my bet on this answer. 99.9% of the time rather than is correct over instead of.
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B for me

coming from conversions rather than increases in population is parallel; and the idiom rather than is correct
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South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™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 increases in the population.

I agree choice B seems best. But is the 'from' implied in the above sentence or is it not needed at all...

"..coming from conversions rather than [from] increases in the population"

Could someone clarify.
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Re: sc - South Korea [#permalink]  14 Oct 2005, 06:55
D.

2 things - parallelism...betwenn conversions and increases.
idiom, rather than is bettern than instead of.

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5. South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™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 populationâ€™s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population
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Re: sc - South Korea [#permalink]  14 Oct 2005, 07:49
It is a comma before fully, so D and E will create run-on sentences. I will go for B too.
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I would go for D

"church membership is...., fully two third of the growth is...."
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South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™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 increases in the population.

I agree choice B seems best. But is the 'from' implied in the above sentence or is it not needed at all...

"..coming from conversions rather than [from] increases in the population"

Could someone clarify.

well, u are looking too deep into the question because neither B or D have from in the answers. I believe it is similar to this statement.

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