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# Laos has a land area about the same as Great Britain but

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Laos has a land area about the same as Great Britain but only four million in population, where many are members of hill tribes ensconced in the virtually inaccessible mountain vallyes of the north.
A) about the same as Great Britain but only four million in population, where many
B) of about the same size as Great Britain is, but in Laos there is a population of only four million, and many
C) that is about the same size as Great Britain's land area, but in Laos with a population of only four million people, many of them
D) comparable to the size of Great Britain, but only four million in population, and many
E) comparable to that of Great Britain but a population of only four million people, many of whom

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Correct answer is E. I chose D, and I don't quite understand why E is better than D.

The explanation offered says "the coordinating conjunction and gives undue emphasis to the claim that many of the people in Laos live in inaccessible places." Isn't this a fact in all answers?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The sentence begins as "Laos has........"

So it should be "laos has X and Y"

"Laos has ..... only four million in population..." If you eliminate the land area portion, you get this structure, which is wrong. E has it correctly as : "Laos has land and but a population of only ...."
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Laos has a land area about the same as Great Britain but only four million in population, where many are members of hill tribes ensconced in the virtually inaccessible mountain vallyes of the north.
D) comparable to the size of Great Britain, but only four million in population, and many
E) comparable to that of Great Britain but a population of only four million people, many of whom

IMO :
- in E, many of whom is correctly referring to a group from 'population of 4 million people',

- 'many of whom' introduces subordinate/dependent clause. which is correct/in sync with the structure.

in D
- I didn't like the comparison of land area of X to Size of Y. Opinions?
- 'and many' introduces independent clause which doesn't seem to be parallel with the structure
Country C has X but (has implicit) Y, and (has doesn't go well here) z are ...

rashminet84 wrote:
The sentence begins as "Laos has........"

So it should be "laos has X and Y"

"Laos has ..... only four million in population..." If you eliminate the land area portion, you get this structure, which is wrong. E has it correctly as : "Laos has land and but a population of only ...."

I am confused whether "Country Y has only x million in population" is correct or not.
It seems fine to me!!
Opinions?
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kenli wrote:
The explanation offered says "the coordinating conjunction and gives undue emphasis to the claim that many of the people in Laos live in inaccessible places." Isn't this a fact in all answers?

I agree with OG explanation. Use of "and" here results in two separate clauses, whereas these are related clauses.

Consider the sentence:
Laos has....a population of only four million and many are members of hill...

Actually "many are members..." is modifying the "population of Laos". If we use "and" we'll end up in two independent clause.

Secondly, if we use "and" then the 2nd clause would need a subject as well, may be something like "many of whom....", which is missing in the options.
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Also, D is wrongly comparing land area to the size of great britain.
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13 Jul 2009, 06:42
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rashminet84 wrote:
The sentence begins as "Laos has........"

So it should be "laos has X and Y"

"Laos has ..... only four million in population..." If you eliminate the land area portion, you get this structure, which is wrong. E has it correctly as : "Laos has land and but a population of only ...."

I am confused whether "Country Y has only x million in population" is correct or not.
It seems fine to me!!
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Y "is" only 4 million in population would be correct. not "laos has"
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15 Sep 2011, 15:43
I picked E!! The meaning is more clear than in the other options.
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Shall we look at it from a different angle?
A uses a wrong relative pronoun ‘where’ to modify population – reject
B, C, D compare land area with size, rather than another area. Reject all of them in single stroke.
E is left. E compares land area to another land area with the expression ‘that of’ – right choice
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E is the best answer. In D, we can't use 'and', because it disrupts the relation.
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