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# Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland

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06 Jun 2007, 10:42
Like the grassy fields and old pastures XXXXX in the northeastern United States(where it is unlike)... there seems to be some comparision happening in option "D"...
Option "B" seems to compare "grassy fields and old pastures" with the "bird"

so "D" seems to be correct..
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29 Jul 2009, 20:22
Seriously, if you want to get responses from more people than just me, stop asking your question inside an attached Word document.

THE QUESTION:

Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming pracitces.

a) the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in

b) the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in

c) that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United States is due to residential and industrial development and changes to

d) in the northeastern United States, sandpipers' vanishing is due to residential and industrial development and to changes in

e) in the northeastern United States, the sandpipers' vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing

Please explain the comparison in this question

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29 Jul 2009, 23:29
D, E can be eliminated straightaway.
A :- wrongly compared
B : - bird itself vanishing ... sounds awkward
C:- birds themselves vanishing ... sounds awkward and also C is unnecessary wordy
How they themselves vanishing ??
Go for B
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12 Nov 2013, 08:35
"Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices."

Answers C, D and E are clearly wrong - I don't think they need an explanation. The original sentence is incorrect not only because there is an illogical comparison, but also because the meaning of the sentence is distorted. It could be interpreted that the sandpipers vanishing AND the grassy fields and old pastures are both results of residential and industrial development/changes in farming. How can grassy fields and old pastures be the result of residential and industrial development and changes in farming? It doesn't make any sense. That is why we need 'IS vanishing' and 'AS a result of' Not 'IS a result.' That is why the answer is B.
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20 Feb 2017, 06:49
Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices.

(A) the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
there is no verb in this sentence
(B) the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
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(C) that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United States is due to residential and industrial development and changes to
the bird here is a population and should be singular + non-parrael
(D) in the northeastern United States, sandpipers' vanishing due to residential and industrial development and to changes in
no verb
(E) in the northeastern United States, the sandpipers' vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing
no verb
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the comparison is wrong in choice A , grass fields are compared with vanishing

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