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# Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed,

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Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

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18 Apr 2008, 09:22
I would prefer C.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
--them is incorrect.
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
--(widely distributed, measures) this is misplaced modifier
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
--Awkward and wordy
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is
--Awkward construction and after distributed lesser cornstalk borer sould come.

Hence C.

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18 Apr 2008, 13:14
i think this sentence is trying to say that the borer (assume its an insect), is widely distributed, but its only out of control in the south and therefore needs control ...

AlbertNTN wrote:
Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is SV agreement problem
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are measures aren't widely distrubuted, the borer is
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is the control isn't widely distrubuted, the borer is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are this construction is correct since it says that the borer is widely distributed
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is control isn't widely distributed

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18 Apr 2008, 18:06
My choice is [E], but I'm not overly confident.

My question is, does "measures to control" change the intent behind the statement (which initially just uses "control"... on the SC problems can you change the subject like that??

This is a question I've been wondering quite a bit about as I scan over these examples.

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18 Apr 2008, 19:32
Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are what is widely distributed?
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is indicates the borer control is widely distributed thus out
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are -> clear and unambiguous
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is what is widely distributed[/color]?

thus D for me
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09 May 2008, 18:05
AlbertNTN wrote:
Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

Many choose D, but I think "measures to control" is redudancy

E better! For this kind of this, I flip it into: "control of the lesser corstalk borer is nessecarry only in the South although it is widely distributed!"
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09 May 2008, 18:19
AlbertNTN wrote:
Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

D.

With the use of "them", A has problem with s-v agreement.
B and C sound like "control" is being distributed.
In E, "it" has unclear reference (Is it "control" or "lesser cornstalk borer"?)

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