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In Britain, "pig" refers to any member of the class of domes

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In Britain, "pig" refers to any member of the class of domestic swine, but the United States uses the term when referring only to younger swine not yet ready for market and weighing less than 82 kilograms (180 pounds).

(A) the United States uses the term when referring
(B) the United States term refers
(C) in the United States the term refers
(D) in the United States they use the term as it refers
(E) it is used in the United States when referring
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In Britain, "pig" refers to any member of the class of domestic swine, but the United States uses the term when referring only to younger swine not yet ready for market and weighing less than 82 kilograms (180 pounds).

pre-thinking: Going by the beginning of the sentence and the usage of 'but', the correct sentence could look like the following.
In Britian, the word 'pig' refers to something, but in US, the word 'pig' refers/will refer to something...

Let's eliminate options.

(A) the United States uses the term when referring
The contrast/parallelism is lost. Moreover, 'the US' uses the term? Sounds awkward

(B) the United States term refers
term is describing US. So wrong.

(C) in the United States the term refers
From our prethinking, this looks fine. No grammatical or logical errors.

(D) in the United States they use the term as it refers
Who are 'they'? 'as' here is used to state the function/role.

(E) it is used in the United States when referring
'Pig' is used in US, and not the term. Which is not the intended meaning.
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In Britain, "pig" refers to any member of the class of domestic swine, but the United States uses the term when referring only to younger swine not yet ready for market and weighing less than 82 kilograms (180 pounds).

(A) the United States uses the term when referring
(B) the United States term refers
(C) in the United States the term refers
(D) in the United States they use the term as it refers
(E) it is used in the United States when referring



Eliminate A B E immediately. why? well, in Britain=x in USA=y
in parallel structures x and y must be in the same form
c and d remain
pig......the term make sense
also they in D refer to who? where is the antecedent?
we go with c

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This question is based on Comparison rules (and by extension, Parallelism rules). We need an answer that compares "like" things AND does so in the same "format."

The first half of the sentence states "In Britain, pig refers to…."

The second half of the sentence (the comparison) has to match the first half and be in the same format. To start, we'd need the phrase "in the United States…." Eliminate A, B and E.

Next, we need to complete the second phrase so that it matches the first: "In Britain, PIG REFERS TO…." is matched by "the term refers….to…." Eliminate D. As an aside, the word "to" appears after the underlined portion, so that's why it's not in the answer choices.

Final Answer: C
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In Britain, "pig" refers to any member of the class of domestic swine, but the United States uses the term when referring only to younger swine not yet ready for market and weighing less than 82 kilograms (180 pounds).

(A) the United States uses the term when referring - Parallelism issue - the phrase "in the United States is needed
(B) the United States term refers - Parallelism issue same as A
(C) in the United States the term refers - Correct
(D) in the United States they use the term as it refers - Pronoun 'they' reference, Parallelism issue
(E) it is used in the United States when referring - Parallelism issue same as A

Answer C
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