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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D
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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction (of his barn).

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach (his barn) from the opposite direction.

Which of the two above are logically correct and make sense to the ear?
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  06 Mar 2010, 16:28
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People or things approach from a (place) not towards a place. To approach from the opposite direction is logical and therefore (D) is correct.
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  06 Mar 2010, 16:31
approach from is the correct sentence, and "direction" shd be the right tense to use.

IMO D
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  07 Mar 2010, 06:52
I'm confused, "approach toward" is also idiomatic
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/na ... 46822.html
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 16:15
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I'm confused, "approach toward" is also idiomatic
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/na ... 46822.html

Yes, thank you, exactly my point. haven't seen the website though, it doesn't open however, my doubt remains. In the two sentence constructs that I have presented after the OA, what is wrong in any one of them to be eliminated? Verbals experts care to explain more?

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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  08 Mar 2010, 22:41
i would still go for b
if think approach x eg. the rocket approached the moon.
if v hav to use prep. then towards can work .... n also it sounds good to the ear ..lol
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  13 Jul 2010, 10:22
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angel2009 wrote:
I'm confused, "approach toward" is also idiomatic
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/na ... 46822.html

Yes, thank you, exactly my point. haven't seen the website though, it doesn't open however, my doubt remains. In the two sentence constructs that I have presented after the OA, what is wrong in any one of them to be eliminated? Verbals experts care to explain more?

And my dearest beloved Angel2009, thank you so much. I have time and again been reiterating that "Girls, ask not what Barney can do for you. Ask what you can do for Barney!!!" and you have set a profound example for the others to follow suite. Keep up the good work and I am sure, you'll please me in many more ways in the future!!

Even I got B

@Verbal experts ,
Thanks in advance .
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  13 Jul 2010, 12:03
This SC has nothing to do with rules - just idiom. C is change of meaning so can be killed.

Now the split is direction / directions. Directions is illogical since opposite direction to east is west.
approach from > approach toward

Between B and D. D it is.
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  13 Jul 2010, 12:22
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We need 'direction' because there is only 1 opposite direction to west....which is east. that leaves B and D.

The reason I picked D was because D logically made sense.

The sentence is trying to show a contrast here. The farmer is planning to reinforce windows on east, EVEN THOUGH most wind storms develop to the west and approach from the opposite direction [east].....which means the wind storms go from east to west

B says.....wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction [east]...that means wind storms develop to west and coming to the east.....if that were the case then the sentence dont have to use 'EVEN THOUGH' to show a contrast.

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  13 Jul 2010, 20:04
seekmba wrote:
We need 'direction' because there is only 1 opposite direction to west....which is east. that leaves B and D.

The reason I picked D was because D logically made sense.

The sentence is trying to show a contrast here. The farmer is planning to reinforce windows on east, EVEN THOUGH most wind storms develop to the west and approach from the opposite direction [east].....which means the wind storms go from east to west

B says.....wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction [east]...that means wind storms develop to west and coming to the east.....if that were the case then the sentence dont have to use 'EVEN THOUGH' to show a contrast.

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions

Thanks a lot seekmba . Now its clear to me
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  29 Jul 2010, 23:40
Went for D ..........felt from more logical than towards here........
"seekmba" explanation is good

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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  31 Jul 2010, 21:00
D for me too.. pretty straight forward
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  01 Aug 2010, 02:41
NIce explanations, its more of a logical ques
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  12 Aug 2010, 07:03
"approach from" is the right usage so D
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  27 Jul 2011, 06:48
direction > directions, because we need to show ONE direction wich isoposite.
from > toward

so D is correct one
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  07 Sep 2011, 10:31
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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions

There can only be one opposite direction to each direction (in this case, 'to the west') --> eliminate A, C and E
Idiom: 'approach from' and never 'approach to' or 'approach towards' --> eliminate B
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  14 Sep 2011, 23:31
Logical SC. I chose B. But explanations are clear. It's D
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  16 Sep 2011, 12:44
I picked D. "approach from....direction"
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  16 Sep 2011, 20:59
Between B & D I would have marked D on actual test.
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Re: Farmer is planning to reinforce windows of his barn [#permalink]  27 Sep 2011, 10:15
BarneyStinson wrote:
The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D
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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction (of his barn).

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach (his barn) from the opposite direction.

Which of the two above are logically correct and make sense to the ear?

I went with D
1. To the farmer the winds will approach from SOMEWHERE
2. Opposite direction should be singular.
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