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14 Jun 2010, 11:16
As far as I know, British English has this philosophy not American. Rule of proximity doesn't exist on gmat. But I need a second opinion.

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Fish is closer to "they" than "suppliers" i guess

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14 Jun 2010, 16:33
Hmmm.. i went with C. OA PLEASE!!!
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31 Jul 2010, 10:14
This one has not been clarified yet.
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31 Jul 2010, 10:41
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I was asked to take this one on by private message. So here I am!

What the hell...where is this question from? Friends, never trust a question that isn't grammatically correct in the non-underlined portion. Just ignore it. What's "Special diet"? Do they mean "A special diet"? I don't trust this.

I'd also add that even though we don't have a choice, "they" and "their" are REALLY ambiguous pronouns, possibly referring to "suppliers" or "fish".

To meet the rapid rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diet.

(A) their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment
PROBLEM: As many have said, this is a comparison issue. There are two pieces here, and they should be interchangeable (grammatically). Right now, this says "suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate". That's a verb "are growing" compared to a noun "their natural growth rate". You can't do that.

(B) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
PROBLEM: Same as above. Also, the part after the comma is an odd fragment now. "Cutting" is a present participle, which is what we use when we want to modify the entire previous clause. "Cut" is a past participle, and we don't use it this way.

(C) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
PROBLEM: In this comparison, we still need someone to be doing the "growing", which doesn't make any sense (nobody needs help growing naturally).

(D) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment

(E) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut
PROBLEM: Same as the second part of B.

Hope that helps!

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Thanks tommy.. some of us here end up getting questions from God knows where..

If you google for GMAT.. you will run into millions of page results but some of them just might end up hampering your preparation..
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31 Jul 2010, 18:56
D....because of parallelism...
..growing..cutting..raising...
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03 Aug 2010, 12:14
Be careful dkverma,

A bunch of answer choices (A, C and D) have that parallelism...you need to go deeper.

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06 Sep 2010, 13:35
TommyWallach wrote:
To meet the rapid rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diet.

(A) their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment
PROBLEM: As many have said, this is a comparison issue. There are two pieces here, and they should be interchangeable (grammatically). Right now, this says "suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate". That's a verb "are growing" compared to a noun "their natural growth rate". You can't do that.

(D) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment

(E) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut
PROBLEM: Same as the second part of B.

Hope that helps!

-tommy

So the only problem with A (compared to D) is the first part i.e. "their natural growth" vs "they grow naturally", rest being common for both A and D.

Tommy has said for the explanation of A that "That's a verb "are growing" compared to a noun "their natural growth rate". You can't do that.".

For D, how come "are growing" when compared to "they grow naturally" valid?

Really confused.
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13 Sep 2010, 11:45
navami wrote:

OA is D.
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13 Sep 2010, 18:51
I was in a dilemma in chooosing between c and d. But in D they refers to whom
So I chose C. Sum1 plz explain.
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13 Sep 2010, 20:24
Thanks Tommy. Can someone update OA on question. I read all 3 pages to know OA
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30 Apr 2011, 11:19
GMAT Prep question. OA is D.

Plural of fish is fish
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23 Jul 2011, 14:04
i think most of you (including me) can reach to the point to choose either C or D

But, at this point, C could be showing unclear meaning : growing~, cutting~, and raising~.

Therefore, D is better answer than C (is). kk
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04 Oct 2011, 18:10
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nusmavrik wrote:
absolutely D

And how can that be possible? "they" refers to suppliers, and it should refer to fish.

Could you clarify this point?

Thanks,

The answer is D. The "they" refers to the growth of the fish not the suppliers..
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04 Oct 2011, 18:40
None of the choices seem correct.

A and B: use of their is ambigous.

C D and E: they refers to suppliers.
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05 Oct 2011, 01:26
Agree with D. Not the best sentence grammatically but the best option out of 5 available.
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05 Oct 2011, 01:42
OA is D.
I hope the below ans helps you. nice thread and explanation:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/to- ... t1899.html
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05 Oct 2011, 03:40
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To meet the rapid rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diet.

(A) ...
(B) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
(C) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
(D) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment
(E) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut

suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate
-->
growing fish by suppliers twice as fast as fish natural growth rate

comparing growing fish with rate
Incorrect comparison A, B -- out

C) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
who is growing them naturally.. I don't think, we grow them naturally.. (they (fish) grow themselves naturally).

D)
suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as they grow naturally
growing fish by suppliers[/u] twice as fast as [u]fish grow naturally

proper comparision.

suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate
-->Their is possessive so it should be fish's not fish
growing fish by suppliers twice as fast as "fish's" natural growth rate
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05 Oct 2011, 17:26
I picked D...option C is out because of meaning...."suppliers can't grow fish naturally"
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24 Nov 2011, 01:30
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Hey All,

I was asked to take this one on by private message. So here I am!

What the hell...where is this question from? Friends, never trust a question that isn't grammatically correct in the non-underlined portion. Just ignore it. What's "Special diet"? Do they mean "A special diet"? I don't trust this.

I'd also add that even though we don't have a choice, "they" and "their" are REALLY ambiguous pronouns, possibly referring to "suppliers" or "fish".

To meet the rapid rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diet.

(A) their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment
PROBLEM: As many have said, this is a comparison issue. There are two pieces here, and they should be interchangeable (grammatically). Right now, this says "suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate". That's a verb "are growing" compared to a noun "their natural growth rate". You can't do that.

(B) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
PROBLEM: Same as above. Also, the part after the comma is an odd fragment now. "Cutting" is a present participle, which is what we use when we want to modify the entire previous clause. "Cut" is a past participle, and we don't use it this way.

(C) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
PROBLEM: In this comparison, we still need someone to be doing the "growing", which doesn't make any sense (nobody needs help growing naturally).

(D) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment

(E) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut
PROBLEM: Same as the second part of B.

Hope that helps!

-tommy

Thanks for the explanation Tommy !

But still one doubt remains regarding D ....

they in (D) is referring to "suppliers" or "fish"?
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