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the yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce enough berries to make between one and twelve pounds of dried beans per year.

a. enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce

b. enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce

c. enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is able to produce

d. enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is capable of producing

e. enormously, because a single tree, dependent both on its size as well as on climate and altitude, could produce
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16 Oct 2005, 01:31
C for me with a small hesitation between C and E
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16 Oct 2005, 02:32
In this case, I guess "in that" is better than "because".

I'll pick (A), thought I don't like the phrase 'on both A and on B'.
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16 Oct 2005, 08:08
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the yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce enough berries to make between one and twelve pounds of dried beans per year.

(a) enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce

(c) enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is able to produce

C should be ok.

A is not correct because use of "both" is not correct here. the correct usage is "both x and y". In A, if "depending on both its size and on climate and altitude" were "depending both on its size and on climate and altitude", A would be ok..
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16 Oct 2005, 08:22
I vote for C coz I prefer because over in that
I eliminate choice A and E for the following reasons:

A should be written as both on its size and on climate and altitude.

E should be written as both on its size and on climate and altitude"

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16 Oct 2005, 15:43
C it is..

we need an adverb "depending" to set the dependent clause.... C gets it right..
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16 Oct 2005, 17:52
C for me ;

I would appreciate some discussion on usage of "Depending on"

and "dependent on" what are the correct usages ??

can someone explain with examples ??
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17 Oct 2005, 04:22
OA is C.

what is wrong with B ?
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17 Oct 2005, 07:10
Late, but C.

IMO B is wrong because it is unnecessarily wordy. C gets the point across directly (as opposed to in a more direct manner ) without having embellish the meanings of because and depending on.
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