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# Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture

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Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture in the last three decades were the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California.

(A) basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California
(B) basing a marketing and distribution system on the imported produce of Florida and California
(C) basing a system of marketing and distribution on the import of produce from Florida and California
(D) a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California
(E) a marketing and distribution system importing produce from Florida and California as its base

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25 Feb 2006, 20:43
Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture in the last three decades were the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California.

(A) basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California
(B) basing a marketing and distribution system on the imported produce of Florida and California
(C) basing a system of marketing and distribution on the import of produce from Florida and California
(D) a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California
(E) a marketing and distribution system importing produce from Florida and California as its base

Among the reasons...were the high....the pressure....a marketing

which eliminates A, B, C.. E is awkward..

my ansewr is D...
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25 Feb 2006, 20:55
"D".

A, B & C - basing M & D system does not sound good.
E - modifier problem (a marketing and distribution system importing produce from...)

D - the best.

Edited: Parmender, I think in A, B & C, "basing of M & D system..." would have been good in keep the llism to start with.
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25 Feb 2006, 22:03
noun...noun....noun....

(D) is the most parallel
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25 Feb 2006, 22:34
GMATT73 wrote:
noun...noun....noun....

(D) is the most parallel

Agree!

I had a tough time with this SC
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25 Feb 2006, 22:37
(D) a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California

Clearly a case for parallel consruction:
the reasons were:
1.were the high cost of land,
2.the pressure of housing and commercial development, and
3. a marketing system based on...
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13 Jun 2011, 18:34
+1 D

Cost and pressure must be parallel with another noun of the same type. In this case, system.
Concrete nouns are defined in MGMAT SC.

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Re: SC - New England Agriculture   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2011, 18:34
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