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George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.

(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops

Originally posted by windy_city on 23 Jun 2007, 21:03.
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Can someone explain the usage of "through" and "with" in this sentence C is best. But an elaborate explanation on this concept will help. Thanks

The other split is between economic strengthening ( awkward) and strengthening of economy ( preferred )


Hi Fozzy,

George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.

This is my take on this one. Since the meaning of the sentence is pretty simple to understand, let’s directly get to the Error Analysis.

ERROR ANALYSIS:

1. The phrase “the economic strengthening of the South” clearly denotes that Carver dedicated his life to “strengthening the economy of the South”. This phrase comes more naturally and is more precise.
2. The preposition “with” now denotes that Carver dedicated his life to strengthening the economy of the South “along with” improvement of soil and diversification of soils. It does not say that by doing these two things, he plans to strengthen the economy. “with” rather suggest that these two are additional things along with strengthening the economy of the South that Carver dedicated his life to.

PoE:

(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops: Incorrect for the reason stated above

(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops: Incorrect.
1. Repeats the preposition error of choice A.
2. “soil improvement” is not parallel to “the diversification of crops”.

(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification: Correct. This choice uses the correct expression and maintains conciseness even in parallelism.

(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying: Incorrect.
1. Repeats the awkward phrasing error of Choice A.
2. “improving soil” and “crop diversifying” are not parallel.

(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops: Incorrect. Repeats the preposition error of Choice A.
Hope this helps. :)
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windy_city wrote:
George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Answer: C

please elaborate your choice!


A, E - have awkward word construction - 'economic strengthening' - out

D - not || - improving soil and diversifying crop is required here
B - not || - soil improvement and crop diversification is required here

so C best choice.
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windy_city wrote:
George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Answer: C

please elaborate your choice!


A, E - have awkward word construction - 'economic strengthening' - out

D - not || - improving soil and diversifying crop is required here
B - not || - soil improvement and crop diversification is required here

so C best choice.



Choice "C" looks the best...

But wonder wy "economic strengthening" is a wrong construction? :roll:
have heard of the construction "economic diversification" :(
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Here is the comment of MGMAT instructors

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/geo ... t2122.html

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Can someone explain the usage of "through" and "with" in this sentence C is best. But an elaborate explanation on this concept will help. Thanks

The other split is between economic strengthening ( awkward) and strengthening of economy ( preferred )
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George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops-this whole sentence sounds awkward
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops economony in the-wrong wording
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification correct, nice flow & follows the rules of paralellism
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
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George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Answer: C

please elaborate your choice!



IMO Ans is 'C'
Lets examine the choices:

a) the economic strengthening of the south is much weaker than strengthening the economy of the South
b) 'in the south' is a wrong prepositional phrase, it must be 'of the south'
c) everything is fine and logical.
d) 'through X and Y', here the X(improving soil) and Y(crop diversifying) aren't parallel.
e) 'the economic strengthening' is awkward.
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windy_city wrote:
George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Answer: C

please elaborate your choice!


'strengthening the economy' is different from 'the economic strengthening'

Intended meaning is that GW dedicated his life to strengthening the economy. Additionally, 'soil improvement' must be parallel to 'crop diversification'

Only option C fulfills the conditions.
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George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
A. the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
B. strengthening the economy in the south with soil improvement and diversification of corps.
C. the strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification.
D. the strengthening of the economy of the south through improving soil and crop diversifying
E. the economic strengthening in the south with improving soil and diversifying corp.


Typo in C. Should be:

George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
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windy_city wrote:
George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Answer: C

please elaborate your choice!


'strengthening the economy' is different from 'the economic strengthening'

Intended meaning is that GW dedicated his life to strengthening the economy. Additionally, 'soil improvement' must be parallel to 'crop diversification'

Only option C fulfills the conditions.


Hi, Can you please say why "'strengthening the economy' is different from 'the economic strengthening' "
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Divyadisha wrote:
windy_city wrote:
George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Answer: C

please elaborate your choice!


'strengthening the economy' is different from 'the economic strengthening'

Intended meaning is that GW dedicated his life to strengthening the economy. Additionally, 'soil improvement' must be parallel to 'crop diversification'

Only option C fulfills the conditions.


Hi, Can you please say why "'strengthening the economy' is different from 'the economic strengthening' "
Many Thanks.


"strengthening the economy": the object of strengthening is economy - what is strengthened? The economy is strengthened.
"economic strengthening": economic is the adjective of strengthening - how was the strengthening? It was economic (does not make any sense though - "economical" would still make some sense)
In the first case, you do not know how was the strengthening and the second you do not know what was strengthened.
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