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# Increased pollution in Huang chin River, could alter the nature

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Increased pollution in Huang chin River, could alter the nature of Huan chin Bay, which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size, less distinctive, and less in demand.

A. which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size

B. and it would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, make them smaller

C. and rob the lobsters there of their flavor, making them decrease in size

D. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor and making them smaller

E. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor, and making them decrease in size

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Increased pollution in Huang chin River, could alter the nature of Huan chin Bay, which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size, less distinctive, and less in demand.

A. which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size doesn't have a logical antecedent

B. and it would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, make them smaller doesn't have a logical antecedent

C. and rob the lobsters there of their flavor, making them decrease in size 'rob' is not an action in parallel with 'alter'. 'Rob' is the description of how increased pollution could alter the nature of Bay.

D and E are correctly using 'rob' as descriptive modifier. 'making them smaller' is rhetorically better than 'decrease in size'.
D. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor and making them smaller Best choice

E. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor, and making them decrease in size
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+1 for D.

A. which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size

B. and it would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, make them smaller

C. and rob the lobsters there of their flavor, making them decrease in size

D. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor and making them smaller --> Correct

E. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor, and making them decrease in size

Hence, D.
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20 Apr 2019, 09:46
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Increased pollution in Huang chin River, could alter the nature of Huan chin Bay, which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size, less distinctive, and less in demand.

A. which would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, and to make them decrease in size

B. and it would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, make them smaller

C. and rob the lobsters there of their flavor, making them decrease in size

D. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor and making them smaller

E. robbing the lobsters there of their flavor, and making them decrease in size

generis could you help ?

I had marked B as Answer, isn't "it" in B referring to pollution. Moreover, how are tenses in option D in line with the non-underline part of the sentence.
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MBA20 wrote:
generis could you help ?

I had marked B as Answer, isn't "it" in B referring to pollution. Moreover, how are tenses in option D in line with the non-underline part of the sentence.
The it is somewhat ambiguous, but we have better reasons to take option B out:

Increased pollution in the Huang chin River could alter the nature of Huan chin Bay, and it would rob the lobsters there of their flavor, make them smaller, less distinctive, and less in demand.

1. rob, make, less distinctive...
Less distinctive is an adjective, and therefore is not parallel to (would) rob and make (verbs). Alternatively, if the sentence is trying to make less distinctive parallel to smaller (which is also an adjective), then we need an and between rob and make. Otherwise we are left with:

It would rob, make them A, B, and C. ← There is nothing here to join rob and make.

2. Meaning
I don't think that it is the increased pollution itself that will do all the things mentioned in the sentence. It is the change in the nature of the bay that we need to focus on.

Also, if you want, you can try the official question that this question is based on.
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