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# A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses

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A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses [#permalink]

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A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animalsâ€™ horns have been

Consider if/whether from: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcom ... ammartrap/

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08 Jun 2006, 06:43
use of whether is necessary, so that eliminates D and E
I would go with A, here their clearly reference rhinoceroses

B - their is ambiguous
C - use of have been - its a proposal
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08 Jun 2006, 06:56
X & Y wrote:
A, D and E are out. Between B and C, I choose C

C is the right answer. It is easy to get to C by POE. But the link i gave to the grammar page says something different about the correct usage of whether/if.
My life would have been miserable if i had an F choice:

f) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been

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08 Jun 2006, 07:10
The question is for the future and therefore 'if' sounds more appropriate.
E is confusing since once the proposal has been implemented, the horns are cut.
D seems clearer (doesn't include the ambiguous usage of the pronoun 'one' too) and thus my choice.

What is the OA?

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08 Jun 2006, 07:18
vinay_chandran wrote:
The question is for the future and therefore 'if' sounds more appropriate.
E is confusing since once the proposal has been implemented, the horns are cut.
D seems clearer (doesn't include the ambiguous usage of the pronoun 'one' too) and thus my choice.

What is the OA?

OA is C

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08 Jun 2006, 07:59
C is the answer. (a) Does not have clear antecedent because their means tourists/rhino.

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08 Jun 2006, 10:50
gmatmba wrote:
can anyone explain why C is preferred over A

A is out because of parallelism "tourists will continue to visit and to see..." the second "to" is missing in A

btw I chose C as well

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08 Jun 2006, 12:55
gmatmba wrote:
can anyone explain why C is preferred over A

Agree with u2lover and others. Another problem with A:
A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
Here the pronoun "their" can refer to rhinoceroses or toursists. Hmm.. I haven't seen people with horns yet

(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been
Pronoun mistake fixed! Hence C
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08 Jun 2006, 18:58
giddi77 wrote:
gmatmba wrote:
can anyone explain why C is preferred over A

Agree with u2lover and others. Another problem with A:
A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
Here the pronoun "their" can refer to rhinoceroses or toursists. Hmm.. I haven't seen people with horns yet

(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been
Pronoun mistake fixed! Hence C

No doubt C.
Nice catch giddi, I also eliminated A because of this.

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08 Jun 2006, 20:05
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08 Jun 2006, 20:09
Will go with C.
Maintains ||ism and removes ambiguity with pronoun.

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06 Aug 2007, 08:00
nice. I think C is preferred over B because the Once in this sentence is used very similarly to Since. Both need present perfect tense.

The their in B is not ambiguous. It is clear because when we have a double referent single pronoun issue in which only one referent is logical, that pronoun is unambiguous. Their is clearly pointing to rhino.

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Re: A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses [#permalink]

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30 Mar 2015, 00:13
A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.

(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are --> usage of "and" changes the intent of the sentence hence wrong + "their" can rhino or tourists
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are --> Word "rhino" is not their hence make sentence fragmented
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been --> correct
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns are ---> usage of "if" changes the meaning
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animalsâ€™ horns have been --> same as D

Hence C
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