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# Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to

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Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield.

A. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield.

B. Farmers should know that addition of more than necessary fertilizers to soil lowers soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and crop yield reduces.

c. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, they lower soil’s ability to absorb nutrients, thereby reducing the crop yield.

D. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil results in lowering soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and reduction in crop yield.

E. It should be known by farmers that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered and reduction in crop yield results.

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18 Jun 2018, 04:25
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Not a great fan of this question, but still why C is the best choice
And what flaws can straight way help us in eliminating wrong choices

Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield.

A. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield.
main flaw - modifier
What should be this X, - person who is adding...

B. Farmers should know that addition of more than necessary fertilizers to soil lowers soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and crop yield reduces.
this choice has made a dependent activity CROP reduces as a PARALLEL activity by addition of AND

c. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, they lower soil’s ability to absorb nutrients, thereby reducing the crop yield.
Best available

D. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil results in lowering soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and reduction in crop yield.
Same as B

E. It should be known by farmers that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered and reduction in crop yield results.
Awkward construction

C
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18 Jun 2018, 03:58
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Nishanth1302 wrote:
What wrong with A?

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The only thing that made me worry about A is the missing comma after "lowered". However, I wasn't sure whether it was a typoo or intentional.

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18 Jun 2018, 04:02
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Nishanth1302 wrote:
What wrong with A?

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The only thing that made me worry about A is the missing comma after "lowered". However, I wasn't sure whether it was a typoo or intentional.

Checked ....... It is this way.
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18 Jun 2018, 04:10
A. ((Farmers should know)) that ((by adding)) more than necessary fertilizers to soil, ((soil’s ability to)) absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield. - incorrect.

B. Farmers should know that addition of more than necessary fertilizers to soil ((lowers soil’s ability)) to absorb nutrients and ((crop yield reduces.)) - reducing crop yield, would be right.

c. Farmers should know that //by adding// more than necessary fertilizers to soil, //they// lower soil’s ability to absorb nutrients, //thereby reducing// the crop yield. - correct. Resolves the error in A. Keep.

D. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil results in lowering soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and reduction in crop yield. - same as A.

E. It should be known by farmers that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered and reduction in crop yield results.
- same as A. Also passive voice.

Thus, C is best.

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18 Jun 2018, 04:11
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How can C be correct. The pronoun 'they' is ambiguous as it may refer to either farmers or to fertilizers
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13 Apr 2019, 21:38
daagh in the question By adding ... , X . In this sentenece isnt the part "By adding .. " a prepostional phrase which doesnt require noun to modify as it tells how the solis ability is reduced. Can you please explain why it is a noun modifier . In that case answer should hold true.
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02 Sep 2019, 13:47
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Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield.

A. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered resulting in reduced crop yield.

B. Farmers should know that addition of more than necessary fertilizers to soil lowers soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and crop yield reduces.

c. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, they lower soil’s ability to absorb nutrients, thereby reducing the crop yield.

D. Farmers should know that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil results in lowering soil’s ability to absorb nutrients and reduction in crop yield.

E. It should be known by farmers that by adding more than necessary fertilizers to soil, soil’s ability to absorb nutrients is lowered and reduction in crop yield results.

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