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The cottontail rabbit population in Orange County, California, has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the native fox population and the clearing of surrounding woodlands.

A. years as a result of the removal of

B. years as a result of removing

C. years, resulting from the removing of

D. years, which is a result of removing

E. years, which is a result of the removal of
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Re: SC Cottontail Rabbit GMATPrep [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2007, 17:24
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The cottontail rabbit population in Orange County, California, has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the native fox population and the clearing of surrounding woodlands.

A. years as a result of the removal of

B. years as a result of removing

C. years, resulting from the removing of

D. years, which is a result of removing

E. years, which is a result of the removal of


Is it 'cos " the removal" and "the clearing" are parallel ? Reasons please
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2007, 17:42
C also looks tempting the removing of.......the clearing

Choice between A and C, both have noun phrases.
Would chose A as many times A is right in GMAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2007, 18:54
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C also looks tempting the removing of.......the clearing

Choice between A and C, both have noun phrases.
Would chose A as many times A is right in GMAT.


THATS WHY I CHOSE C! LOOKS PARALLEL TO ME!!!

But,
If we look a the first portion of the parallel structure:
"..has increased unchecked in recent years resulting from the removing of the native fox population...."
is not as good as
"..has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the native fox population...."

my reason for now choosing A is that in GMAT if you can use the infinitive form of the verb (remove) rather than the -ing form of the verb (removing) then do so.

It is more concise, I suppose.

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Re: SC Cottontail Rabbit GMATPrep [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 02:57
We need some expression parallel to "clearing of ". "Removing of" does not sound correct phrase. "removal of" is correct. Now between, choices A and E, E contains "which". "which", "that" should be avoided unless they are very clearly modifying preceeding expression. I will go with A.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 11:40
A is parallel - nothing apparently wrong with it and when you look at the other sentences there are definitely errors.

Like someone else mentioned - stay away from using "which" on the GMAT unless you are referring to something very specific that comes before it...
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2007, 14:32
A might be correct, although it does not sound very English.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2007, 16:47
Everything is fine with A.
GMAT doesn't like -ing, what makes C very "unattractive"
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