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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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5. South Korea has witnessed the world’s most


B it is . Although, i really liked A except for the last "increases" word
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[quote="kar_suud"]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 is coming from conversions instead of population increases.

- in order to use D, you would have to change the sentence to this:
; church member is expanding by 6.6 percent a year where fully two-thirds of the growth is coming from ....
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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), (C), (E) all have an awkward setence structure. Placing the verb increasing after population does not achieve the desired effect of saying that 2/3 of the growth was not created by the increase in population. There's an issue of clarity with these three choices.

We're left with (B) and (D).

(B) coming from conversions rather than increases in the population
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases

Between (B) and (D), (B) seems to be a better choice as there seems to be parallellism with 'expanding'... 'coming from'. 'Rather than' also seems to be a better choice over 'intead of'. The latter is more appropriate between two choices.

(B) it is.
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B is correct I think.

I don't think the 'is' in (D) and (E) is correct, this make the sentence contains two verbs.
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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


B for sure.

coming from is better than is from ;besides, parallelism can crack this.
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I chose "D".....becose rather than expresses a "preference"...instead of shud be the right usage here....what's the OA ?
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New post 09 Mar 2005, 02:28
but in (D), population increases soudn awkward.
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D it is...

Full two-thirds of growth coming from.... is wrong

it should full two-thirds of growth is coming....

D corrects ||ism problem
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B.........

as I dont see the sentence beggining the way D does.
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I chose "D".....becose rather than expresses a "preference"...instead of shud be the right usage here....what's the OA ?


I change my answer to (D).. Also, "coming from" in (B) is unnecessary.

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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


i think fully 2/3rd of the growth is singular. if so, i also go with D, otherwise B.
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D and E are eliminated because of "is". You can't connect two complete sentences with a comma.

We need a noun to parallel with "conversion". It should be "increase", rather than "increasing".

Therefore B.
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New post 10 Mar 2005, 14:08
I still choose B because as Honghu said it should be population INCREASE not plural...
i think the question is badly phrased

fully two-thirds of the growth

that part threw me off
i have never heard that reference before
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New post 10 Mar 2005, 14:13
Well, it has to be "increases". It might be awkward to use "the increase" since we are not talking about a specific increase. Can't be "an increase" either, since we don't know if there's only one increase that is involved.
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New post 10 Mar 2005, 17:35
HongHu wrote:
D and E are eliminated because of "is". You can't connect two complete sentences with a comma.

We need a noun to parallel with "conversion". It should be "increase", rather than "increasing".

Therefore B.


Oops.. First time I picked (B) because of same reason. Second time I forgot and changed to (D).. I change my answer back to (B).. :)
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