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Like the beautiful old growth forests that provide the necessary habitat for the marten and fisher cat, the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development.

(A) the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development

(B) increased logging and development are causing the animals themselves to disappear

(C) increased logging and development are the cause of the animals themselves disappearing

(D) the animals’ disappearance across North America is being caused by increased logging and development

(E) North America has a disappearance of the animals themselves because of increased logging and development
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Like the beautiful old growth forests that provide the necessary habitat for the marten and fisher cat, the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development.

A) the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development

B) increased logging and development are causing the animals themselves to disappear

C) increased logging and development are the cause of the animals themselves disappearing

D) the animals’ disappearance across North America is being caused by increased logging and development

E) North America has a disappearance of the animals themselves because of increased logging and development



LIKE in the beginning of the sentence requires the Noun after the like phrase to be similar in comparison..
The two things disappearing are
1) the forest
2) the animals living in them

The ORIGINAL sentence follows proper comparison so is correct
A
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Option E I believe based on parallelism...

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A is correct as explained by Chetan.

Others have problems in them .


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Why is D wrong - the 'animals disappearance' is compared to 'Like the beautiful old forests'.
Can someone explain this in detail?

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Like the beautiful old growth forests that provide the necessary habitat for the marten and fisher cat, the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development.

A) the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development

B) increased logging and development are causing the animals themselves to disappear

C) increased logging and development are the cause of the animals themselves disappearing

D) the animals’ disappearance across North America is being caused by increased logging and development

E) North America has a disappearance of the animals themselves because of increased logging and development


in the non underlined part,,,forests are present.... hence someting should be compared to them....

A is the best

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Why is D wrong - the 'animals disappearance' is compared to 'Like the beautiful old forests'.
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:think: In A, comparing Forest with animals, can you one please explain?

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Hi Experts
This sentence is comparing forest and Animals , is this correct ?
What does sentence mean ?
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Like the beautiful old growth forests that provide the necessary habitat for the marten and fisher cat, the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development.

(A) the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development

(B) increased logging and development are causing the animals themselves to disappear

(C) increased logging and development are the cause of the animals themselves disappearing

(D) the animals’ disappearance across North America is being caused by increased logging and development

(E) North America has a disappearance of the animals themselves because of increased logging and development


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Whenever a modifier starts a sentence and is not underlined, the portion following it must create logical modification.

Here, with the word “like”, you need to make sure you have an “apples to apples” comparison in the underlined portion.

It might seem that “like the old growth forests” cannot logically modify “the animals themselves” but it is the only one that makes sense. Since both the “forests” and “animals themselves” are both disappearing because of logging and development, the comparison is logical.

In (B) and (C), “logging and development” certainly could never be “like old growth forests” and in (D) you cannot compare a “disappearance” with “forests”; it would have to be comparing the disappearance of the animals with the disappearance of the forest.

For (E), North America is not disappearing “like the old growth forests” so this too is illogical.

Correct answer is (A).
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Like the beautiful old growth forests that provide the necessary habitat for the marten and fisher cat, the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development.

(A) the animals themselves are disappearing across North America because of increased logging and development -Correct. Like forests, the animals are disappearing.

(B) increased logging and development are causing the animals themselves to disappear -Incorrect comparison between forests and logging and development

(C) increased logging and development are the cause of the animals themselves disappearing -Incorrect comparison between forests and logging and development

(D) the animals’ disappearance across North America is being caused by increased logging and development -Incorrect comparison between forests and disappearance

(E) North America has a disappearance of the animals themselves because of increased logging and development -Incorrect comparison between forests and North America
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This sentence is comparing forest and Animals , is this correct ?
What does sentence mean ?
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Yes, the comparison is correct: the forests are disappearing, so are the animals. (The forests and the animals are disappearing because of logging and development).

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