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South Korea has witnessed the world’s most dramatic growth [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:28
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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 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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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:33
D it is as "growth coming from" sounds absurd

and in E "increasing <B>the</B> population" is incorrect
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Re: SC03-5 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:35
"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."

I'd say the answer is "A". "Conversions" [a noun] has to be paralllel to another noun [population].

Eliminate "B", "E", C" because of lack of parallelism.

What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:37
OA I'll tell later. Paul asked to give some time for fun :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:37
Let us wait and watch...we should give others a chance to give it a shot!
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Re: SC03-5 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:49
D is the best.

need a verb after "growth" A, B, C out. Instead of is good here, as it modifies population (a noun) correctly.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 11:58
No guys, the OA is different. BTW I fall for D too :?
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Re: SC03-5 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 12:15
this one was tricky. Commas made it that way :?
the underlined sentence is an apposite to the opening (after semi-colon). ...membership expanding...a year. Done. Then, ...growth coming (refers to expanding membership).

it this were an independent sentence, this would have been:
Membership is expanding. Growth is coming from conversions rather than increases in the population.

need to maintain parallism too. Expanding...Coming...

B it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 12:16
It's A :? Who can explain why :idea:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 12:26
I am sure that "A" is wrong.

...coming from conversions rather than the population increasing ...
this is no-way parallel.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 12:34
B sounds right to me as well...There is no paralellism in A, at least I can not see :(
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 13:07
ok, I found this question in one of the TOEFL practice test and the answer given is B.

Boksana, what the source of your question?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 14:13
The sourcse is Megabank SC885 by Bigb. :? DJ, could you please send me the link of your source or if you have the file send it to my e-mail account
boksana71@yahoo.com

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2004, 18:17
I think it's B too.

"instead of" is surely out. And B follows parallelism.
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Re: SC03-5 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2004, 08:04
It is A because 'growth is coming from the poulation increasing" looks proper than "growth is coming from the increases in the population". (looking for parallelism)


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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 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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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2004, 09:14
B was my choice but later got convinced by a few who feel D is the answer.

Used the search tool...got this
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7079
Take alook and see why B has been described as the answer.
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