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Although improved efficiency in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting consumption.

A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting.

B. In converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and lowering prices, which boost.

C. Of converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest ates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce arvest rates, it will stimulate demand, because it will increase supply and lower prices, thereby boosting.

E. When harvested trees are converted into wood products may reduce arvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply nd lowering prices, which boost.
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15 Oct 2006, 19:09
A seems fine.
B - "because of" seems unnecessary

C and D - IMO "of converting" somehow is less attractive than "in converting". Someone else think so too? There are other things wrong with D as well.

E - totally out.
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15 Oct 2006, 19:15
I pick A.
The only reason for me is that the original sentence is contrasting the two effects of "increased efficiency".
In all the other choices we are missing that, plus they have problems individually as well.
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15 Oct 2006, 19:19
Guys,,,, OA is NOT A..

think of it more in terms of meaning, specifcially what stimulate demand!
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16 Oct 2006, 02:38
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Although improved efficiency in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting consumption.

A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting.

B. In converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and lowering prices, which boost.

C. Of converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest ates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce arvest rates, it will stimulate demand, because it will increase supply and lower prices, thereby boosting.

E. When harvested trees are converted into wood products may reduce arvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply nd lowering prices, which boost.

Honestly I thought it was A too but "it" was bothering me because I know we may seem to think that it refers to efficiency but we are not sure.

Umm B because efficiency in... is correct. Which seems to refer to increasing supply and lowering prices.
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16 Oct 2006, 03:17
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Although improved efficiency in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting consumption.

A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting.

B. In converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and lowering prices, which boost.

C. Of converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest ates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce arvest rates, it will stimulate demand, because it will increase supply and lower prices, thereby boosting.

E. When harvested trees are converted into wood products may reduce arvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply nd lowering prices, which boost.

Honestly I thought it was A too but "it" was bothering me because I know we may seem to think that it refers to efficiency but we are not sure.

Umm B because efficiency in... is correct. Which seems to refer to increasing supply and lowering prices.

B and E is absolutely ruled out "because of" is a wrong usage

A,C are a RunOn

I would tend towards D
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16 Oct 2006, 04:14
Because of is not bad to use. I just re-read the sentence, which is ambiguous. Changing my answer back to A

I guess its too early in the morning

But since it clearly refers to efficiency, how is A a run-on, in that sense A should make perfect sense.

Winsec what is the correct answer? What is your source. I just did a search and Jerry had posted this question some time back and there was no OA posted for it.
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16 Oct 2006, 05:44
I think "A" is good enough.

How is "A" run-on? I don't think so.
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16 Oct 2006, 05:46
Are you sure? Not convicing....can you please post the OE?

winskc wrote:
Guys,,,, OA is NOT A..

think of it more in terms of meaning, specifcially what stimulate demand!
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16 Oct 2006, 07:43
OA is B.....

There is no OE.. Sorry,, ^^

But, A can not be answer becasue

boosting modifies "DEMAND".

And, supply and prices stimulate demand, not demand by
supply and prices.. ^^
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16 Oct 2006, 08:06
Agree with B,

As A has a pronoun reference problem with 'it'.
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16 Oct 2006, 08:49
I picked up A at first but the it scares me..so my choice is B
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16 Oct 2006, 09:09
can some one please clarify whether "it" can be used to refer to an action such as "improved efficiency"?
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16 Oct 2006, 19:19
uvs_mba wrote:
Because of is not bad to use. I just re-read the sentence, which is ambiguous. Changing my answer back to A

I guess its too early in the morning

But since it clearly refers to efficiency, how is A a run-on, in that sense A should make perfect sense.

Winsec what is the correct answer? What is your source. I just did a search and Jerry had posted this question some time back and there was no OA posted for it.

A

efficiency in

in B ......, which is ambigious
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16 Oct 2006, 19:23
jerrywu wrote:
uvs_mba wrote:
Because of is not bad to use. I just re-read the sentence, which is ambiguous. Changing my answer back to A

I guess its too early in the morning

But since it clearly refers to efficiency, how is A a run-on, in that sense A should make perfect sense.

Winsec what is the correct answer? What is your source. I just did a search and Jerry had posted this question some time back and there was no OA posted for it.

A

efficiency in

in B ......, which is ambigious

I agree with Jerry. Which refers to "prices" or "lowering prices"? I think which can't refer to a verb. Please correct me.
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17 Oct 2006, 03:43
Still "A"
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17 Oct 2006, 04:25
winskc wrote:
Guys,,,, OA is NOT A..

think of it more in terms of meaning, specifcially what stimulate demand!

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17 Oct 2006, 07:07
How r u Yurik?

Yurik79 wrote:
winskc wrote:
Guys,,,, OA is NOT A..

think of it more in terms of meaning, specifcially what stimulate demand!

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17 Oct 2006, 11:43
A or D.
Since i'm already told OA is NOT A. So, D then.
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17 Oct 2006, 11:48
asaf wrote:
A or D.
Since i'm already told OA is NOT A. So, D then.

OA is A
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