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In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles protects the buds from which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

A) a thick layer of needles protects the buds from which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well
B) a thick needle layer protects buds from where new growth proceeds, so that they can withstand forest fires relatively well
C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires
D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

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A) a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well

Is the above bold portion modifying "In some types of pine tree,"? Do we need the "," after "a thick layer of needles.
because of the comma, now we have "In some types of pine tree,...,protects....". Does this seem correct?
I know its from OG so the sentence would be correct but was unable to figure out the above part.

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Can some one please provide a good explanation for the OA?

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I'm too confusing with the structure of this sentence. Could someone understanding this sentence please kindly elaborate it?
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In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

A) a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well
B) a thick needle layer protects buds from where new growth proceeds, so that they can withstand forest fires relatively well
C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires
D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

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1st split

from which vs from where -----> from where is used from places and from which is used for items or things .

from which is correct .

C a thick layer (singular) thus protects is needed .

A vs D

D is passive . Also "therefore" used is redundant when since/because is used .

Thus A is answer .

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Hi AbdurRakib,

Could you pl check if any typing errors exist. Gmac unlikely to make mistakes form in place of from. Also in option D "by a thick layer needle layer" is present. Is it mentioned like this in OG ?

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In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

A) a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well
B) a thick needle layer protects buds from where new growth proceeds, so that they can withstand forest fires relatively well
C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires
D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

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There are two types of modifiers in the sentence- 'which' and 'where'

Where can only refer to place and not to thing. Hence 'where' can not refer to buds. B and E are out.

C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires. 'withstand relatively well any forest fires' must be 'withstand forest fires relatively well '
D) In some types of pine tree,since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well. run on sentence

A is the answer
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In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

A) a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well
B) a thick needle layer protects buds from where new growth proceeds, so that they can withstand forest fires relatively well
C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires
D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

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There are two types of modifiers in the sentence- 'which' and 'where'

Where can only refer to place and not to thing. Hence 'where' can not refer to buds. B and E are out.

C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires. 'withstand relatively well any forest fires' must be 'withstand forest fires relatively well '
D) In some types of pine tree,since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well. run on sentence

A is the answer


"In some types of pine tree" is acting as Prepositional phrase and telling where thick layer protects. Basically it is adverbial phrase....So it is not run on sentence. D is wrong because since , consequently and therefore is redundant.
Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

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I selected "C" because of the comma following "needles" in the original sentence. Otherwise, A would be correct.

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AbdurRakib wrote:
In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

A) a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well
B) a thick needle layer protects buds from where new growth proceeds, so that they can withstand forest fires relatively well
C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires
D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

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There should be no comma after 'needles' in the original sentence.
As such there is no subject for the main verb 'protects'.

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tough but definitely a good question, answer choice A is correct.

By the way, it should be 'from which' for answer choice A not 'form which'. That threw me off. Please do change this AbdurRakib

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I selected "C" because of the comma following "needles" in the original sentence. Otherwise, A would be correct.


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In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

A) a thick layer of needles, protects the buds form which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well
B) a thick needle layer protects buds from where new growth proceeds, so that they can withstand forest fires relatively well
C) a thick layer of needles protect the buds from which new growth proceeds; thus, they are able to withstand relatively well any forest fires
D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

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There should be no comma after 'needles' in the original sentence.
As such there is no subject for the main verb 'protects'.


I'm confused with the coma after needles too? Is the question appears as it is on the book ? or Is this a typo from the post? Anyone with the 2017 book please kindly checks it?
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Can you give a confirmation on the original question that you posted. Is it free of typos now? Please if you can help us.

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First split - protects vs protect
Since in all the answer choices we are referring to “thick layer” hence the verb should be singular i.e. protects
Eliminate -> C

Second split - thick layer or needles vs thick needle layer
First one looks better to me as the sentence implies thick layer (it could also imply thick layer of “thin” needles here )
Eliminate -> B

Option to consider A, D and E
Option E -> where is generally used to refer to the geographical place and hence looks wrong to me when it modifies buds (in which could have been used).

Between A and D, whenever two independent clauses are joined by conjunctive adverb (consequently in this case) semi-colon is used. Hence D can be eliminated.

Option A looks best of all.

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D and E lack verbs. C has S-V agreement problem. Between A and B the former is correct. B distorts intended meaning
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D and E lack verbs. C has S-V agreement problem. Between A and B the former is correct. B distorts intended meaning


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D and E lack verbs. C has S-V agreement problem. Between A and B the former is correct. B distorts intended meaning


Konstantin1983 Can you point out the verbs missing in D and E?


Yes i can.

This is an original sentence - In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles protects the buds from which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

What do we have in D and E?

D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

So if you paste D in origal sentence you get - In some types of pine tree, since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well If you eliminate bolded part there is no verb,right?

In E we have this - In some types of pine tree,because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result Yes there is a verb for "they" but there is subject-verb agreement problem. "They" is about something else. There is no verb for pine tree
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D and E lack verbs. C has S-V agreement problem. Between A and B the former is correct. B distorts intended meaning


Konstantin1983 Can you point out the verbs missing in D and E?


Yes i can.

This is an original sentence - In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles protects the buds from which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

What do we have in D and E?

D) since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well
E) because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result

So if you paste D in origal sentence you get - In some types of pine tree, since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well If you eliminate bolded part there is no verb,right?

In E we have this - In some types of pine tree,because the buds where new growth happens are protected by a thick layer of needles, they are able to withstand forest fires relatively easily as a result Yes there is a verb for "they" but there is subject-verb agreement problem. "They" is about something else. There is no verb for pine tree


There is no case of missing verb in both D and E per my analysis! Why will you remove "since the buds from....layer"? This is not a non-essential part of the sentence! Also, I don't understand what you're trying to explain about E.

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Ok per your analysis what is verb in D? Is it non-run-on sentence per your analysis?
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Ok per your analysis what is verb in D? Is it non-run-on sentence per your analysis?


In some types of pine tree, a thick layer of needles protects the buds from which new growth proceeds; consequently they are able to withstand forest fires relatively well.

Option D)

In some types of pine tree, since the buds from which new growth proceeds are protected by a thick layer needle layer, consequently they can therefore withstand forest fires relatively well

The structure that D follows is as below:
Prepositional Modifier, Since [Dependent Clause], Independent Clause

Also, the part in bold represents the subject-verb pair in both the clauses!

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