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5. 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
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Re: sc - South Korea [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 17:49
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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 18:02
I think it sounds better if you say 2/3 of the growith is from conversion rather than...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:24
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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:37
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 can`t explain why it`s wrong.

B uses the ETS`s all time favorite rather than, so I`ll wager my bet on this answer. 99.9% of the time rather than is correct over instead of.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 04:59
B for me

coming from conversions rather than increases in population is parallel; and the idiom rather than is correct
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 06:26
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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 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] New post 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 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
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Re: sc - South Korea [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 07:57
I would go for D

"church membership is...., fully two third of the growth is...."
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2007, 13:05
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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 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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