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William Hornby acquired bison herds for breeding stock

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William Hornby acquired bison herds for breeding stock hoping that this move would eventually lead to increasing in their numbers, and a fortification of their environment.

A. increasing in their numbers,
B. an increase in their numbers,
C. their increase in numbers,
D. an increasing in numbers,
E. an increasing in the numbers of them,

Here isnt the subject 'bison herds' which is a collective noun so it should be 'its'.
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Re: Bison Herds [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 21:54
must be B

Parallelism

Note:"their" environment used already

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Re: Bison Herds [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 22:55
B. herd is singular and herds is plural.
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Re: Bison Herds [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 23:57
B
bison herds - plural
parallel structure: a fortification /=/ an increase
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