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06 Aug 2008, 23:41
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Guys,

Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.

A. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is

B. widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are

C. widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is

D. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are

E. it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.

A. that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of

B. that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide

C. that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of

D. of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of

E. of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

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06 Aug 2008, 23:53
A. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
"cornstalk borer" singular cannot be referred using "them".

B. widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
Initial phrase is modifier so should be followed by "cornstalk borer".

C. widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
Initial phrase is modifier so should be followed by "cornstalk borer" and not by "cornstalk borer control".

D. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
Seems OK.

E. it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is
Initial phrase is modifier so should be followed by "cornstalk borer".
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06 Aug 2008, 23:59
A. that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of
"wide of" is unnecessary.

B. that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide

C. that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of
"wide of" is unnecessary.

D. of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of
"wide of" is unnecessary.

E. of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

Between B and E, I chose B. Because I think "that" is needed, however, I do not have any other convincing reason on why E should be rejected.
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07 Aug 2008, 08:42
don2007 wrote:
Guys,

Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.

A. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is

B. widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
-- modifier issue.... its not clear what is widely distributed.. looks like measures are widely distributed
C. widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
modifier issue too.. looks like "lesser cornstalk borer control" is widley distributed.
D. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
looks good
E. it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

D
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07 Aug 2008, 09:05
My 2 cents,

Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.

A. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is (pronoun reference)

B. widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are (wrong modifier application)

C. widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is (Correct modifier and corrected pronoun reference error)

D. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are (wrong pronoun reference)

E. it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is(wrong modifier usage)

Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.

A. that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of (wrong Idiom)

B. that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide(wrong Idiom)

C. that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of(wrong Idiom)

D. of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of(correct idiom and corrected parallelism)

E. of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide(correct idiom but incorrect parallelism)
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07 Aug 2008, 09:06
so IMO C for first one and D for 2nd is the right answer
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07 Aug 2008, 09:18
For Question 1, C is the best choice here.
For Question 2, D or E , have doubt about "average-income and unemployment figures that " should it be "figures which show" ?
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08 Aug 2008, 08:18
1. I take D. "control" is not the subject, so C is out
2. B looks good
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08 Aug 2008, 08:57
don2007 wrote:

Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.

A. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
B. widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
C. widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
D. the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
E. it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

A. them for singular? no, it cannot be.
B. Although widely distributed? dontno.
C. Same as B.
D. it for Lesser Cornstalk and them for measures - good.
E. control of the lesser cornstalk borer modifies it - does it make sense? nope.

So D.

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