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# Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little compared to

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Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little compared to their market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 even if five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

A. Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little compared to their market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 even if five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.
B. Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little in comparison with its market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.
C. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to its market value, while a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
D. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
E. The worth of the alpaca's fleece is surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

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06 May 2008, 18:18
Yep, D for me as well. In all other choices, its not clear what is being compared to what

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06 May 2008, 19:02
saravalli wrote:
Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little compared to their market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 even if five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

A. Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little compared to their market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 even if five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.
B. Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little in comparison with its market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.
C. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to its market value, while a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
D. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
E. The worth of the alpaca's fleece is surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

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Saravalli, let refer to the colored boldface!
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06 May 2008, 19:29
D. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
E. The worth of the alpaca's fleece is surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

'The worth' is parallel to 'Value'
The worth of (X) compared to Value. ( Both are parallel)
Also, Five pounds of cake (costs OR cost)?
I am sure it is costs.
Similiarly, Five pounds of fleece fetches (not fetch)

In D, The fleece of (X) compared to Value.( so here 'fleece' is compared to 'Value' which are not parallel).

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06 May 2008, 19:40
E makes the right comparison. In D it compares the fleece with the value.
E compares the fleece's worth to the market value of the animal.
Hence E.

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06 May 2008, 21:10
saravalli wrote:
D. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
E. The worth of the alpaca's fleece is surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

'The worth' is parallel to 'Value'
The worth of (X) compared to Value. ( Both are parallel)
Also, Five pounds of cake (costs OR cost)?
I am sure it is costs.
Similiarly, Five pounds of fleece fetches (not fetch)

In D, The fleece of (X) compared to Value.( so here 'fleece' is compared to 'Value' which are not parallel).

Saravalli,

1. I really dont know why you think "5 pounds of..." COSTS, otherwise I miss the thing!

2. I dont know whether you find the small difference btw D and E.

a. Main verb of D is "worth", and main verb of E is "compared"
b. In D "supprisingly" modifies "worth", but in E it modifies "compared"
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07 May 2008, 06:03
sondenso wrote:
saravalli wrote:
D. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
E. The worth of the alpaca's fleece is surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

'The worth' is parallel to 'Value'
The worth of (X) compared to Value. ( Both are parallel)
Also, Five pounds of cake (costs OR cost)?
I am sure it is costs.
Similiarly, Five pounds of fleece fetches (not fetch)

In D, The fleece of (X) compared to Value.( so here 'fleece' is compared to 'Value' which are not parallel).

Saravalli,

1. I really dont know why you think "5 pounds of..." COSTS, otherwise I miss the thing!

2. I dont know whether you find the small difference btw D and E.

a. Main verb of D is "worth", and main verb of E is "compared"
b. In D "supprisingly" modifies "worth", but in E it modifies "compared"

Five pounds of cake costs is right. (it does'nt matter if it is one pound or 10 pounds..)
Five pounds of choclates cost NOT costs..(..do you see the difference ?)

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07 May 2008, 06:56
I change my mind - its gotta be E.

Five pounds of fleece costs <-- fleece is the object that five pounds refers to hence it needs to be singular
If it were :
Ten kilos of gummy bears cost <-- here ten kilos is plural since gummy bears is plural

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07 May 2008, 20:21
saravalli wrote:
sondenso wrote:
saravalli wrote:
D. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.
E. The worth of the alpaca's fleece is surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.

'The worth' is parallel to 'Value'
The worth of (X) compared to Value. ( Both are parallel)
Also, Five pounds of cake (costs OR cost)?
I am sure it is costs.
Similiarly, Five pounds of fleece fetches (not fetch)

In D, The fleece of (X) compared to Value.( so here 'fleece' is compared to 'Value' which are not parallel).

Saravalli,

1. I really dont know why you think "5 pounds of..." COSTS, otherwise I miss the thing!

2. I dont know whether you find the small difference btw D and E.

a. Main verb of D is "worth", and main verb of E is "compared"
b. In D "supprisingly" modifies "worth", but in E it modifies "compared"

Five pounds of cake costs is right. (it does'nt matter if it is one pound or 10 pounds..)
Five pounds of choclates cost NOT costs..(..do you see the difference ?)

[SANAM, percent, pounds] + [singular]Noun = singular Verb
[SANAM, percent, pounds] + [plural]Noun = plural Verb

Thanks!
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07 May 2008, 21:03
What's the OA? Originally, I chose D but after reading the explanations for E. I don't know what to think.

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07 May 2008, 21:09
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What's the OA? Originally, I chose D but after reading the explanations for E. I don't know what to think.

Alo! saravalli, can you hear me? what is OA?
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08 May 2008, 06:39
sorry ..OA is E. Thanks for the great discussion.
+1 to sondenso.

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06 Nov 2008, 22:28
Can someone point out all the errors in A, B and C

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06 Nov 2008, 23:27
A. Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little compared to their market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 even if five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.---- subject verb aqgreement error fleece is singulsr aswell as plural with their
B. Alpacas' fleece is worth surprisingly little in comparison with its market value; a top breeding specimen bringing upwards of \$100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetches only \$80 to \$240.------compared to is better for such comparison
C. The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to its market value, while a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of \$100,000 even though five pounds of fleece fetch only \$80 to \$240.---------usage of while and even though creates an ambiguity one would hv been sufficient
betn d nd e
i hwever prefer d

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07 Nov 2008, 09:21
Thank you so much for the explaination. Just want to make sure i'm on the right track.

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