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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
(A)than in either Sweden or Finland
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland
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A because of parallelism and pronoun

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
(A)than in either Sweden or Finland - correct parallelism
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland - either in Sweden or in Finland is correct...
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland - increase is singular, so use of those is incorrect.
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland - same reason as C
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland - same as B

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
A)than in either Sweden or Finland
B)than either in Sweden or Finland
C)than those in Sweden or Finland
D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland
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A is the correct choice.

This question mixes the comparison and parallelism concepts in choices. A passes the test.

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A because of parallelism and pronoun

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
(A)than in either Sweden or Finland - correct parallelism
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland - either in Sweden or in Finland is correct...
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland - increase is singular, so use of those is incorrect.
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland - same reason as C
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland - same as B


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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than [u]either in Sweden or Finland.

In option B, Suppose we were to remove either ... or .. construction and write the stem as two separate clauses, we would have,
This increase was more apparent in Norway than in Sweden; this is right.
This increase was more apparent in Norway than Finland; this is wrong as increase is compared with Finland.

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In B, the absence of the preposition 'in' before Finland breaks the rule of correlative conjunction parallelism. Either in Sweden or in Finland is the correct parallel expression.
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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.

There is some error in transcription. The underlining should start from --than in—after Norway.

(A)than in either Sweden or Finland -- Correct
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland --- parallelism problem
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland --- plural –those- is wrong
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland --- same as in C
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland -- parallelism error
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options B and E have parallelism errors
options C and D have incorrect plural usage of ' those '
Sentence is correct as it is
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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
A)than in either Sweden or Finland
B)than either in Sweden or Finland
C)than those in Sweden or Finland
D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland
E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland


The Question tests the concept of parallelism.

Choice A) is the correct. The parallel tag is "either" + "or".
One should look to compare from the right hand side of the the parallel elements.

Either sweden or finland. - Correct
Either in Sweden or in Finland - Correct.
Either in sweden or finland - Incorrect.
Either sweden or in Finland - Incorrect

Choice B) Incorrect as explained above.

Choice C ) D) & E) The Correct Idiom is - More X than Y and not More X than those Y.

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.
A)than in either Sweden or Finland
B)than either in Sweden or Finland
C)than those in Sweden or Finland
D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland
E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland


Parts to compare in the given sentence- Increase was more apparent in Norway than in Sweden or Finland.

A)than in either Sweden or Finland. Correct comparisons
B)than either in Sweden or Finland. wrong idiom usage. Either in X or in Y is the right idiom.
C)than those in Sweden or Finland. Those is a wrong plural referent
D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland. among those compares what to the increase?
E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland. Wrong Idiom usage.
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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.

My analysis is below:
Intended meaning
This sentence tries to compare the increase of frequency of calvings among cows in Norways to the increase in Sweden or Finland. It says that the increase of frequency of cow calvings was more apparent in Norway than (it was) in either Sweden or Finland.

Error analysis
No errors.
1. Parallelism: Either X or Y = Either Sweden or Finland. OK
2. Comparisson: the sentence correctly compares the apparent increase of frequency of calvings in Nowray to that of either Sweden or Finland.

(A)than in either Sweden or Finland. Correct
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland. Incorrect. Either in X or Y
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland. Incorrect. Pronoun number error.
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland. Incorrect. Pronoun-number error: those (increases) in - plural
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland. Incorrect. Either in X or Y


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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.

There is some error in transcription. The underlining should start from --than in—after Norway.

(A)than in either Sweden or Finland -- Correct
(B)than either in Sweden or Finland --- parallelism problem
(C)than those in Sweden or Finland --- plural –those- is wrong
(D)than among those in either Sweden or Finland --- same as in C
(E)than it was either in Sweden or Finland -- parallelism error


Hello Sir. For this question - could you please confirm if we can write the below:
In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than it was either in Sweden or in Finland.

Is it okay to use "than it was ...", or we should not use this at all- as in option A.

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In 1997 the frequency of calvings among dairy cows increased across Northern Europe; this increase was more apparent in Norway than in either Sweden or Finland.

A. than in either Sweden or Finland

B. than either in Sweden or Finland

C. than those in Sweden or Finland

D. than among those in either Sweden or Finland

E. than it was either in Sweden or Finland

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I picked c, with reasoning that it meant 'than those [increases] in Sweden or Finland, but the answer explanation indicates this is wrong because it is not parallel (explanation: The pronoun those in the second part of the comparison has no antecedent. In fact, there is no plural noun at all in the first part of the comparison (“more apparent in Norway”) to which those could be parallel.). Can someone explain to me why this is? I thought answer A would be incorrect because the first part of the sentence references increases in Norway but answer choice A does not mention increases, but only mentions countries, making it not parallel.

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I picked c, with reasoning that it meant 'than those [increases] in Sweden or Finland, but the answer explanation indicates this is wrong because it is not parallel (explanation: The pronoun those in the second part of the comparison has no antecedent. In fact, there is no plural noun at all in the first part of the comparison (???more apparent in Norway???) to which those could be parallel.). Can someone explain to me why this is? I thought answer A would be incorrect because the first part of the sentence references increases in Norway but answer choice A does not mention increases, but only mentions countries, making it not parallel.

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