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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 rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce harvest 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 harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and lowering prices, which boost

Confused between A and B
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30 Nov 2006, 13:29
Between A and B, A is better.

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.

because of X( X is generally a noun, not an action)
'which' only refers to prices
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30 Nov 2006, 13:47
yogeshsheth wrote:
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Between A and B, A is better.

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.

because of X( X is generally a noun, not an action)
'which' only refers to prices

In A I feel that the antecident of it is not clear.

doesn't 'it' clearly refer to 'improved efficiency'?
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30 Nov 2006, 13:57
A.

Why not B?

In B, it's not thoroughly clear what "which" refers to.
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30 Nov 2006, 16:18
yogeshsheth wrote:
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 rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce harvest 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 harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and lowering prices, which boost

Confused between A and B

Efficiency of ,efficiency are both correct

Efficiency of : is used to describe nouns
Efficiency in: is used to describe verbs ?
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30 Nov 2006, 16:53
It might also be B.

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

Indefinite use of pronoun

I read that pronoun "it" should be avoided in writings .... if possible.
Does anyone have the OA and the OR (official reasoning)?
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01 Dec 2006, 00:17
The OA is B
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01 Dec 2006, 02:19
yogeshsheth wrote:
The OA is B

Is there is any OE for this? Could u plz tell the source of this Q?

Just wondering here

Because of [ X and Y], which..

does 'which' refers to Y or [X and Y]?

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01 Dec 2006, 02:23
arjsingh1976 wrote:
yogeshsheth wrote:
The OA is B

Is there is any OE for this? Could u plz tell the source of this Q?

Just wondering here

Because of [ X and Y], which..

does 'which' refers to Y or [X and Y]?

Which refers to lowering prices only... and it is logical since the increase in supply does not necessarily boost consumption...

+ in A it has no clear referent....
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01 Dec 2006, 02:28
SimaQ wrote:
arjsingh1976 wrote:
yogeshsheth wrote:
The OA is B

Is there is any OE for this? Could u plz tell the source of this Q?

Just wondering here

Because of [ X and Y], which..

does 'which' refers to Y or [X and Y]?

Which refers to lowering prices only... and it is logical since the increase in supply does not necessarily boost consumption...

+ in A it has no clear referent....

I was thinking that in A 'it' refers to 'Improved efficiency' but now realize that its wrong..thanks...

So it means that none of A and B is correct?
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01 Dec 2006, 02:38
No, i think B is ok... primarily because it uses which
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01 Dec 2006, 02:49
A friend of mine had mailed me his query.
I do not have the OE for this.
But OA is B.
My doubts here are antecedent of it. In B which probably refers to both increase in supply and lowering of price since we use a plural verb boost.

Some verbal guru's here like Matt could you please put some light on this
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01 Dec 2006, 02:57
yogeshsheth wrote:
A friend of mine had mailed me his query.
I do not have the OE for this.
But OA is B.
My doubts here are antecedent of it. In B which probably refers to both increase in supply and lowering of price since we use a plural verb boost.

Some verbal guru's here like Matt could you please put some light on this

use of plural verb 'boost' can be explained since 'prices' is plural
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01 Dec 2006, 03:09
arjsingh1976 wrote:
yogeshsheth wrote:
A friend of mine had mailed me his query.
I do not have the OE for this.
But OA is B.
My doubts here are antecedent of it. In B which probably refers to both increase in supply and lowering of price since we use a plural verb boost.

Some verbal guru's here like Matt could you please put some light on this

use of plural verb 'boost' can be explained since 'prices' is plural

Thx arjsingh missed prices .. then IMO B is better as compared to A because of 'it' in A
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01 Dec 2006, 03:13
Sorry guys.... which in B refers to rates....

Sorry

I rush too much in these forums...
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01 Dec 2006, 08:03
it should be B, because only the price boosts demand, not those supply etc.
so which is correctly used here.
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13 Jan 2008, 17:20
I dnt agree with OA.

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.

Here is my take on this. Please correct me if I am wrong

In option B "demand will be stimulated"... is passive. I have read many times that usage of active voice is preferred to
passive voice.

Also in option B, prices or rates by themselves don't boost consumptions, its either increase or decrease phenomenon that does it, so "which " even though refers to prices (but logically it cnt be correct)

I dont think option A is incorrect.

I think "it" in A clearly refers to Improved efficiency. I dnt understand why "it" in A is amibigious
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15 Jan 2008, 01:31
I did a search on a substring of this question in several GMAT forums and it seems this question has been posted already several times before. As always the same discussion turns up (it and which, active/passive),so it seems there is unclarity about the OA. some say it is A some say the OA is B: check this link:

11-t36794?hilit=Although+improved+efficiency+in+converting+harvested

OA A or B is NOT trustworthy.

ps: I would go for A
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