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# Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland

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19 Jun 2006, 07:10
Learn wrote:
Its B

Like needs comparision btw 2 nouns. Thats only in A/B

A slightly changes the meaning.

^ B ^

A does not change the meaning but it does not have the right verb. Ã¼

"the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is "

we need a plural verb " are" for sandpipers.
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05 Jun 2007, 14:36
woahh a hard one.. nothing makes sense.. I'd take A
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05 Jun 2007, 18:39
Is B correct?

the bird (the upland sandpiper) is vanishing....
as a result of... and of...
change in ....
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06 Jun 2007, 09:01
It is not A
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06 Jun 2007, 09:30
I can't seem to compare anything.. Unlike grassy fields.. what????
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06 Jun 2007, 10:13
B for sure

the sentence is saying that the sandpiper is vanishing like the grassy fields it needs for nesting, because of residential development and farming practices
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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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06 Jun 2007, 17:24
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It is not A

Then I've got to stick with B. But 'the bird itself' is kind of redundent.
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06 Jun 2007, 17:38
really hard one my guess is D because it should be comparing similar things...grassy pastures to northeast area, not to the bird, sort of a confusing sentence
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06 Jun 2007, 22:28
OA is B
Like the grassy field the bird (itself) is vanishing - the best answer!
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19 Jul 2007, 07:20
"as a result of" is more favorable in GMAT, right? B it is..
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19 Jul 2007, 12:39
Caas wrote:
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
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

My first reaction was A......'itself', in B, was too awkward for me.
But if you look at A, it has a major problem....A wud be right had here been 'as a result' instead of 'is a result'......"sandpipers vanishing ...is a result" doesn't make an sense .

GMAT is not abt the perfect answer but abt the good answer
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19 Jul 2007, 14:46
B it is.
First, I attempted it correctly in the diagnostic og-11 today.
Second, there is a clear comparison here as like the grassy fields, the bird is vanishing----.

A compares grassy fields to sandpiper vanishings. Thus wrong.
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19 Jul 2007, 19:50

hmmmm......I would go with...INKY PINKY PONKY!!!!!! on this one....
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20 Jul 2007, 00:25
Thought it was an A! SOoooo Challenging.

Good question.
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20 Jul 2007, 00:33
this one was a toughy.. hopefully not too many of these on the actual test
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25 Jul 2007, 23:14
I was thinking A. A tough one. Thanks for posting.
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29 Aug 2008, 02:50
B

Like the grassy fields and old pastures ..., the bird itself

in A, it should be "the sandpiper's vanishing .."
but even that would not make the sentence correct.
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29 Aug 2008, 05:30
IMO the anwer is A.
You don't need are as "vanishing" requires is.
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29 Aug 2008, 07:40
I would go for A. I do not think you need "are" there.
Re: Subject Verb agreement   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2008, 07:40

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