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# A team of Chinese and Dutch mathematicians recently formulated a model

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A team of Chinese and Dutch mathematicians recently formulated a model for predicting emigration rates of one species depending on both the local population density of another species and the relationship (competitive, predator-prey, or activator-inhibitor) between the two species.

A. for predicting emigration rates of

B. to predict emigration rates of at least

C. to predict emigration rates of

D. that predict emigration rates of

E. that predict rates of emigration of at least

Originally posted by pry0208 on 18 Jan 2019, 08:46.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Jan 2019, 09:16, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Jan 2019, 11:55
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A. for predicting emigration rates of
incorrect idiom. the correct form is "to predict"

B. to predict emigration rates of at least
'at least' adds a new meaning to the sentence

C. to predict emigration rates of 'correct'

D. that predict emigration rates of
the team is the one to predict, not the model

E. that predict rates of emigration of at least

so C
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21 Jan 2019, 01:37
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A. for predicting emigration rates of for predicting is incorrect

B. to predict emigration rates of at least at least changes the meaning

C. to predict emigration rates of correct

D. that predict emigration rates of should predicts

E. that predict rates of emigration of at leastshould predicts

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21 Jan 2019, 11:03
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A team of Chinese and Dutch mathematicians recently formulated a model for predicting emigration rates of one species depending on both the local population density of another species and the relationship (competitive, predator-prey, or activator-inhibitor) between the two species.

A. for predicting emigration rates of

B. to predict emigration rates of at least

C. to predict emigration rates of

D. that predict emigration rates of

E. that predict rates of emigration of at least

This is a type of question where the difference is very subtle if we have not done our homework(I mean study )

lets get to it then,it is clear that adding 'at least' clearly alters the original meaning of the sentence so we do a 2/3 split and get rid of B and E.

Now is the difficult part, in option D 'that predict' can logically only refer to the model and not the team(meaning error), and then if we look we find that model is singular and the verb- predict should be singular as well (predicts) to be grammatically correct.therefor strike out D.

now we are left with A and C, lets do slash and burn!(remove everything that does not matter)

A team - recently formulated - a model - to predict or for predicting?

in my opinion 'to predict' is the correct choice.

Re: A team of Chinese and Dutch mathematicians recently formulated a model   [#permalink] 21 Jan 2019, 11:03
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