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Forming stunning perches from which hikers can view an endless array of forests and lakes, the high alpine sections of the Wind River mountain range remain barren regions where little water or nutrients exist to sustain plant or animal life.

(A) little water or nutrients exist
(B) little water or nutrients exists
(C) few nutrients and little water exists
(D) there is little available water or nutrients available
(E) there are few nutrients and little available water

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Originally posted by pardhunani143 on 02 Feb 2014, 10:05.
Last edited by broall on 18 May 2017, 05:19, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 02 Feb 2014, 11:56
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i think that is E
because the few nutrients and little available water is correct form
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(A) little water or nutrients exist (nutrients need few)
(B) little water or nutrients exists (nutrients need few)
(C) few nutrients and little water exists (incorrect verb agreement with plural nutrients and little water)
(D) there is little available water or nutrients available (i.e. little available water or little nutrients, incorrect as A and B)
(E) there are few nutrients and little available water (Correct)
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This question is exactly same as that of the Official Question # 82 in OG Verbal 2nd Edition.

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Even the option is also same.
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Forming stunning perches from which hikers can view an endless array of forests and lakes, the high alpine sections of the Wind River mountain range remain barren regions where little water or nutrients exist to sustain plant or animal life.

(A) little water or nutrients exist
(B) little water or (little)nutrients exists
(C) few nutrients and little water exists
(D) there is little available water or nutrients available
(E) there are few nutrients and little available water Yes

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So the verb "remain" in the original gives a clue that the verb "exist" should be plura; however, the issue with the original sentence is that it implies little nutrients or little water exist. Nutrients are something countable so the correct term is "few nutrients," or "fewer nutrients."

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In E, I wonder why using "and" does not change the sentence meaning from the original sentence. Could anyone please explain? kinjiGC
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In E, I wonder why using "and" does not change the sentence meaning from the original sentence. Could anyone please explain? kinjiGC
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You are right. E changes the sentence meaning from the original sentence.
The most important thing, however, is the accuracy of the sentence!
'nutrients' are countable because there is 's', so it needs not 'little' but 'few'.
'water' is uncountable so it needs 'little'
So, E is the OA.
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New post 07 May 2018, 04:35
VERITAS SOLUTION

This problem features multiple important Decision Points: the choice between “exist” and “exists”/“there is” and “there are”; the choice between “few” and “little”; and the choice between “and” and “or.” If you start with the subject-verb agreement decision points, you can eliminate answer choices B and C first. Since “nutrients” must agree with the verb (agreement by location), “exists” is incorrect and should be “exist.” In answer choice C there is a plural compound noun (nutrients and water) that does not agree with “exists.”

Choices A and D feature a subtle but critical diction error: you cannot have the adjective “little” modifying the noun “nutrients." Think of the logic there: what would constitute "little nutrients"? With a singular noun (such as 'water" or "food") little can mean "not a lot of." But when you place it in front of a plural noun, you're modifying each item and calling it "small" ("there are no little parts, just little actors" as the famous phrase goes). Importantly, when multiple nouns (such as "water" and "nutrients" here) are modified by the same adjective or phrase, you should check to ensure that the modifier can logically apply to all nouns in that series.

In answer choice E, “few” is properly put in front of “nutrients” and “little available” in front of water. There is also proper subject-verb agreement as well as the correct conjunction “and.”

The correct answer choice is E.
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