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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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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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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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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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16 Oct 2011, 05:59
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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

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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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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31 Oct 2011, 22:31
I was confused between "able to " and "could".
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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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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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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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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

egmat explain plz why we cant choose option D. I am confused between C&D. I have read your uses of Being PDF so cant eliminate D on the basis of it.
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There are other errors in D apart from usage of "being" - "Being" adds no value addition to option D in comparison with option C.

In many official GMAT questions (per the meaning), to+verb is preferred to verbing. (to produce is preferred to producing).

There is correct idiomatic usage of "able to" in place of capable of.

The idea of solving Sc is "to do in and out of the question" quickly.
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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

A: both X and Y, X||Y. Wrong
B Same as A
C Correct
D being incorrect
E Both X as well as Y , wrong Idiom
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important point inhere is that "depending on" work as a preposition, not as a participle or gerund, the indefinite forms of verb.
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the words after 'both' are its size
the words after 'and' are on climate and altitude
that's not parallel; you can't have a preposition in the second part but not in the first.

also, note that the 'both' issue is avoided altogether in choice c
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i dont think the main point here is the difference between in that and because.

the point is

depending work as a preposition so, depending on... work as preposition phrase as adverb.

dependent is adjective and need a noun
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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

Can someone explain why Option 'B' is wrong; Is it due to usage of 'and+also' together!

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Can someone explain why Option 'B' is wrong; Is it due to usage of 'and+also' together!

Hi sairam595, there is nothing wrong with and also.

One big issue is the presence of in that. Generally one should be skeptical of this construct. Though I am aware of a couple of correct official answers (mostly old questions) that do use this construct, when there is a straight causal connection (as is the case in the sentence under consideration), because is the way to go.

By the way, OG-13 has this rather unflattering comment about in that:

"In that" is a conjunction that means "in as much as"; because "in that" has largely gone out of use, it is considered stilted and overly formal.
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