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
Two splits here -
1. "rather than" vs "instead of".
"Instead of" is used to compare nouns
2. coming from/is coming from
We need coming from since "fully two-thirds of the growth ..." is a modifier
Hence (D) and (E) are out.
(A) Incorrect - "rather than the population increasing"
(C) Incorrect - "instead of the population’s increasing"
(B) is the answer.
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