The survival of many endangered species of fish in our rivers depends on both the enforcement of regulations and recreational activities being available apart from fishing.
(A) on both the enforcement of regulations and recreational activities being available
(B) both on the enforcement of regulations on recreational activities
(C) on both the enforcement of regulations and the availability of recreational activities
(D) on the enforcement of both regulations and recreational activities
(E) on both the enforcement of regulations in combination with available recreational activities
Concepts tested: Parallelism, Idiom, Meaning
Idiomatic use of both is “both X and Y
” and in that construction, X and Y has to be parallel.
A) “Enforcement of regulations
” is not parallel to “recreational activities being available
B) “Both X and Y
” structure is not maintained. Wrong.
. “Both X and Y
” structure is maintained. “Enforcement of regulations
” is parallel to “availability of recreational activities
D) Though “both X and Y
” structure is maintained, placement of both is wrong. It is incorrect to say “enforcement of recreational activities
”. Here “enforcement
” should be associated with “regulations
” only. Wrong.
E) “Both X and Y
” structure is not maintained. The structure “both X in combination with Y
” is idiomatically incorrect. Wrong.Correct Answer is C.