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A known cause for the failure of barley crops is poor aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods.



aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barely has survived better after seasonal floods

soil aeration, particularly the seedlings' root zone, but barley is surviving the seasonal floods better, after new strains were introduced, which are more resistant to waterlogging

aeration of the soil and particularly that of the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods

soil aeration and in particular that of the seedlings' root zone, but barley are surviving better after seasonal floods, since the introduction of new strains which are more resistant to waterlogging

aeration of the soil, but since the introduction of new waterlogging-resistant strains and in particular of the seedlings' root zone, barley crops are better surviving seasonal floods
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A known cause for the failure of barley crops is poor aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods.



aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barely has survived better after seasonal floods
in particular of - would make this choice correct

soil aeration, particularly the seedlings' root zone, but barley is surviving the seasonal floods better, after new strains were introduced, which are more resistant to waterlogging
tense error
which refers to verb - which is incorrect

aeration of the soil and particularly that of the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods
that of - what does it refer to?
I believe that is not really needed here, but it might as well correctly refer to aeration - still
everything else is good!


soil aeration and in particular that of the seedlings' root zone, but barley are surviving better after seasonal floods, since the introduction of new strains which are more resistant to waterlogging
parallelism error
are surviving - tense error
which should be separated from the noun it refers by a comma

aeration of the soil, but since the introduction of new waterlogging-resistant strains and in particular of the seedlings' root zone, barley crops are better surviving seasonal floods
this choice has multiple errors
waterlogging-resistant is not the same as more resitant to waterlogging
aind in particular of the... - i dont even know to what it refers
are better surviving - we have "since" marker - we need present perfect.

while C has a suspicious "that", it is the best answer.

I chose E from the start (maybe being under time pressure while at work affected my thinking :) )

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New post 08 May 2015, 12:29
are you sure answer is C.

Because question says " A known cause for the failure of barley crops is <.........> and <.....>.

I guess verb should be are instead of is, or we should not have " and "

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"A known cause..." refers to a singular subject - does that help? Yes its definately C.
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"A known cause..." refers to a singular subject - does that help? Yes its definately C.


I know A known cause refers to singular subject and verb "is" as well.

but after that sentence shows two things <first> and <second>, it should show only one reason not two.

for eaxample.

reason I left job is salary ....this looks correct

reason I left job is salary and role ....this looks little vague.

correct me if I am wrong.

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Well it describes one reason "aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone..." which is diffrent to e.g. "aeration of the soil and bad weather" which would be plural i guess, however im not native. You understand what i mean?

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I guess intended meaning of sentence is ... aeration of soil and in particular that XYZ particulat zone .... so C is correct
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reto wrote:
A known cause for the failure of barley crops is poor aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods.



aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barely has survived better after seasonal floods
in particular of - would make this choice correct

soil aeration, particularly the seedlings' root zone, but barley is surviving the seasonal floods better, after new strains were introduced, which are more resistant to waterlogging
tense error
which refers to verb - which is incorrect

aeration of the soil and particularly that of the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods
that of - what does it refer to?
I believe that is not really needed here, but it might as well correctly refer to aeration - still
everything else is good!


soil aeration and in particular that of the seedlings' root zone, but barley are surviving better after seasonal floods, since the introduction of new strains which are more resistant to waterlogging
parallelism error
are surviving - tense error
which should be separated from the noun it refers by a comma

aeration of the soil, but since the introduction of new waterlogging-resistant strains and in particular of the seedlings' root zone, barley crops are better surviving seasonal floods
this choice has multiple errors
waterlogging-resistant is not the same as more resitant to waterlogging
aind in particular of the... - i dont even know to what it refers
are better surviving - we have "since" marker - we need present perfect.

while C has a suspicious "that", it is the best answer.

I chose E from the start (maybe being under time pressure while at work affected my thinking :) )


Hi,

does "in Particular" must always be followed by "of"
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reto wrote:
A known cause for the failure of barley crops is poor aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods.



aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barely has survived better after seasonal floods
in particular of - would make this choice correct

soil aeration, particularly the seedlings' root zone, but barley is surviving the seasonal floods better, after new strains were introduced, which are more resistant to waterlogging
tense error
which refers to verb - which is incorrect

aeration of the soil and particularly that of the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods
that of - what does it refer to?
I believe that is not really needed here, but it might as well correctly refer to aeration - still
everything else is good!


soil aeration and in particular that of the seedlings' root zone, but barley are surviving better after seasonal floods, since the introduction of new strains which are more resistant to waterlogging
parallelism error
are surviving - tense error
which should be separated from the noun it refers by a comma

aeration of the soil, but since the introduction of new waterlogging-resistant strains and in particular of the seedlings' root zone, barley crops are better surviving seasonal floods
this choice has multiple errors
waterlogging-resistant is not the same as more resitant to waterlogging
aind in particular of the... - i dont even know to what it refers
are better surviving - we have "since" marker - we need present perfect.

while C has a suspicious "that", it is the best answer.

I chose E from the start (maybe being under time pressure while at work affected my thinking :) )


Hi,

does "in Particular" must always be followed by "of"


No, "in particular" need not always be followed by "of". Option A requires "of" after "in particular" in order to maintain parallelism between "OF the soil" and "OF the seedlings' root zone".

Correct: I like meat, in particular chicken...... (there is no "of" after "in particular")
Correct: I like the taste of meat, in particular of chicken. ( "of" is required after "in particular" to maintain parallelism between "OF meat" and "OF chicken")

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A known cause for the failure of barley crops is poor aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods.



aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barely has survived better after seasonal floods
--> lack of that of

soil aeration, particularly the seedlings' root zone, but barley is surviving the seasonal floods better, after new strains were introduced, which are more resistant to waterlogging

aeration of the soil and particularly that of the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods

soil aeration and in particular that of the seedlings' root zone, but barley are surviving better after seasonal floods, since the introduction of new strains which are more resistant to waterlogging

aeration of the soil, but since the introduction of new waterlogging-resistant strains and in particular of the seedlings' root zone, barley crops are better surviving seasonal floods
--> lack of that of
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A known cause for the failure of barley crops is poor aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods.



aeration of the soil and in particular the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barely has survived better after seasonal floods "that of" is missing

soil aeration, particularly the seedlings' root zone, but barley is surviving the seasonal floods better, after new strains were introduced, which are more resistant to waterlogging that of is missing, aeration of the soil is needed

aeration of the soil and particularly that of the seedlings' root zone, but since the introduction of new strains, which are more resistant to waterlogging, barley has survived better after seasonal floods correct

soil aeration and in particular that of the seedlings' root zone, but barley are surviving better after seasonal floods, since the introduction of new strains which are more resistant to waterlogging aeration of soil is needed

aeration of the soil, but since the introduction of new waterlogging-resistant strains and in particular of the seedlings' root zone, barley crops are better surviving seasonal floods misplaced modifier

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B and D can be rejected on the ground of tense error. Present continuous tense does make sense here. And D has SV agreement error.E distorts the meaning of Sentence.

Between A and C, C is the best choice as it maintains parallelism.

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viksingh15 wrote:
reto wrote:
"A known cause..." refers to a singular subject - does that help? Yes its definately C.


I know A known cause refers to singular subject and verb "is" as well.

but after that sentence shows two things <first> and <second>, it should show only one reason not two.

for eaxample.

reason I left job is salary ....this looks correct

reason I left job is salary and role ....this looks little vague.

correct me if I am wrong.

thanks

Nice example !!

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