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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 a 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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Re: yield [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 07:24
B, D and E are OUT.
B : dependent
D : being
E : both x as well as y

A : fails parallelism
C : it is
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Re: yield [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 07:27
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Here is an explanation for the difference between "because" and "in that" :

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Cause and effect relationship: I went to sleep because I was tired. ==> Being tired caused me to go to sleep.

Qualification: Going to college is a sacrifice in that doing so requires several years of forgoing the income that students could have earned had they not attended college. ==> Going to college is a sacrifice, BUT NOT IN EVERY WAY; there are many ways in which going to college is NOT a sacrifice, but in this sentence, I want to express one way in which going to college IS a sacrifice.


Here we have a cause and effect relationship and should thus choose "because". This eliminates A and B.

E. We have "varies" and in this choice we have "could produce". This is not preferable, because it affects the cause-effect relationship. Also "dependent" is an adjective and changes the meaning again, by suggesting that the tree needs support from its climate and size.

D. "Being dependent on" is awkward and changes the meaning.

C. Perfect!
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Re: yield [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 07:37
A is wrong because "on" is in wrong place.

both on x and on y : correct
on both x and on y : wrong (on both its size and on climate and altitude)
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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 a year.

A. enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and
altitude, could produce --> "on both X and on Y" should just be "both on X and on Y"
B. enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce --> modifier (noun + prepositional phrase) doesn't make sense modifying the noun, tree... tree is not dependent on its size.
C. enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is
able to produce --> correct, "depending" used correctly; parallelism kept, "on X and on Y"; "is able to ..." is usually ok, but "can produce" is preferred.
D. enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is
capable of producing --> "being dependent" is trying to say that the size DEPENDS on the tree. illogical
E. enormously, because a single tree, dependent both on its size as well as on climate
and altitude, could produce --> both on X as well as on is an faulty idiom. should use both on X AND on Y
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Re: yield [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2011, 05:59
adalfu wrote:
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 a year.

A. enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and
altitude, could produce --> "on both X and on Y" should just be "both on X and on Y"
B. enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce --> modifier (noun + prepositional phrase) doesn't make sense modifying the noun, tree... tree is not dependent on its size.
C. enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is
able to produce --> correct, "depending" used correctly; parallelism kept, "on X and on Y"; "is able to ..." is usually ok, but "can produce" is preferred.
D. enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is
capable of producing --> "being dependent" is trying to say that the size DEPENDS on the tree. illogical
E. enormously, because a single tree, dependent both on its size as well as on climate
and altitude, could produce --> both on X as well as on is an faulty idiom. should use both on X AND on Y



I also got C, but took so much time , because I was confused, because C states:: " depending on size, on climate and altitude." ON "is present before the first and second item, but not before the third...
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Re: yield [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2011, 19:42
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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 a 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


+1 for C. Could you please tell the OA ?
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Re: The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2011, 22:31
I was confused between "able to " and "could".
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Re: The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2011, 17:57
C:
Game is b/w A and C.
In both is confusing and "in that a" looks awkward.
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Re: yield [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 23:20
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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 a year.

A. enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and
altitude, could produce --> "on both X and on Y" should just be "both on X and on Y"
B. enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce --> modifier (noun + prepositional phrase) doesn't make sense modifying the noun, tree... tree is not dependent on its size.
C. enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is
able to produce --> correct, "depending" used correctly; parallelism kept, "on X and on Y"; "is able to ..." is usually ok, but "can produce" is preferred.
D. enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is
capable of producing --> "being dependent" is trying to say that the size DEPENDS on the tree. illogical
E. enormously, because a single tree, dependent both on its size as well as on climate
and altitude, could produce --> both on X as well as on is an faulty idiom. should use both on X AND on Y



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Re: The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2014, 01:34
A fails the parallelism - on both X and on y whereas it must be both on X and on Y ...
Option C is correct and conveys the intended meaning.....
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