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# Holstein Cows

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29 Dec 2009, 10:57
why ans is E,not D..
only D n E are modifying cows.... however in D, cow does not go along with 'them' in non underlined portion.. cows is reqd..
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26 Jun 2010, 14:06
The sentence seems to say that if the activities are peformed that are mentioned in the clause before modifying cows, then the output will be produced as mentioned in the modified clause.
Its more of a causal relationship getting established.
Thus, there is a shift of tense from present to future.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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26 Jun 2010, 20:08
B, D violate SV agreement
Among A, D and E “are producing” is awkward.
Hence E

ex: "cows eat grass" --> a statement about what cows do in general
"cows are eating grass" --> inappropriate, unless i'm literally watching cows eat grass while i'm writing.
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14 Jul 2010, 11:40
we need plural 'Holstein cows' because 'them' is used in the non-underlined part to refer to cows.

that leaves A, C and E. C is not parallel. A is mixing tenses.

E is the best.
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14 Sep 2010, 05:29
I still cannot understand why E is better than A . Why " will " is better .?

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09 Oct 2010, 11:22
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I still cannot understand why E is better than A . Why " will " is better .?

Help !

A uses present continuous which means ongoing course of action , where as if you actually understand the sentence , the sentence doesnt mean the ongoing nature of activity here but talks abt the course of action provided xyz.

hope this clarifies.
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23 Nov 2010, 23:00
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AO=E

- take away (A) and (B): the underlined phrase is a modifier for cows so we need a modifier in passive voice because cows cannot provide and milk themselves.
- take away (c): unparallel as "provided" v.s "milking"
- Left (d) and (e): eliminate (d) because
--> "the": we are talking about a kind of cows Holstein, we dont mean the certain number of Holstein.
--> "cow": we need plural not singular as we have pronoun "them" to refer to "cows".
--> present future "will" might be better used present simple "produces" in this case
Hope my explanation helps in some ways.
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