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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.

one of Plural noun that plural verb

A,B,C - out

E - wordy. 'there is' is redundant

D - best.
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I would go for 'D'.

D and E are close.

D is the winner.

E should be out because of
- using the misplaced modifier 'where' - where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where .
- using 'there', which is usually wrong in GMATland.
- Using two consecutive conjunctions 'where' and 'and'. ****I am not sure of this whether using two consecutive conjunctions is acceptable. Somebody please guide****
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gkslko101 wrote:
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.

Minnesota | is the only one | of the contiguous forty-eight states | that still has a sizable wolf population, | where | this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

The one above sounds clear and concise, I'd like to go with B. Minnesota is the subject of the sentence, and the wolf and it's population is a modifier, the last part of the sentence that deals with this predator as the archenemy of cattle and sheep is also a modifier - popularly known as the resumptive modifier. A resumptive modifier takes a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be finished and then adds information to take the reader into a new territory of thought or idea.
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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.

I prefer B. Where correctly modifies Minnesota. Not comfortable with D, since the modifier where is missing. E is pretty close as well for parallelism. Also coz where (first where) correctly reflects Minnesota.
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12 Apr 2010, 07:48
I choose D.

"where" can modify actual places. Also, the use of the semi-colon properly separates two independent clauses. It is also the most concise.

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Can someone explain in detail why E is correct.

Look here:

Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable; - gramatically is correct but needs conjunction to show the logical relationship between two independent clauses, rather tah semicolon that implies their equality
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Remember: when two clauses are introduced than both of them must be parallel either “that….that” OR “where….where” (it is wrong to use “that….where”)
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Choice D woefully misses the conjunction that bridges Minnesota with the un-underlined part of the sentence, resulting in a debate as to what purpose the second part serves after separated from the main part, by a semicolon.

In B, doesn’t the pronoun where, by virtue of its placement, modify population, which is wrong?

Though wordy, by using where for both the parts of the sentence and also by employing the more customary population of wolves rather than the odd wolf population, E seems to stand out IMO
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13 Oct 2010, 11:19
aiming4mba - here is an explanation why C is wrong.

In C the comma is inappropriate. It makes the clauses independent. Here the sentence should use X and Y

In E "where" keeps the parallelism correctly and also maintains the tense of X and Y
Also E is a superior parallelism compared with C.

Always go for superior parallelism.

I am stand corrected too.
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01 Jan 2011, 04:24
(E)

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where
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07 Jan 2011, 09:37
Quick question, in sentences like one in the stem. That and where are modifiers right? Their functions are to replace the singular state or plural states?

Lets say, if where and that replace "states", does that mean the statement "there is a sizable of wolves" applies to all 48 states? I guess not. What's your say? Bunuel?
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07 May 2011, 06:00
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Choice D woefully misses the conjunction that bridges Minnesota with the un-underlined part of the sentence, resulting in a debate as to what purpose the second part serves after separated from the main part, by a semicolon.

In B, doesn’t the pronoun where, by virtue of its placement, modify population, which is wrong?

Though wordy, by using where for both the parts of the sentence and also by employing the more customary population of wolves rather than the odd wolf population, E seems to stand out IMO

To add to this, for knocking out D, we have to understand that the semicolon in (d) separates its meaning into two unrelated sentences; i.e., the part of (d) that follows the semicolon suggests that the wolf is still the archenemy of the sheep in general. this is almost exactly the opposite of the intended meaning, which is that minnesota is the only state where that's still true!
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22 May 2011, 23:41
I had trouble in solving this question from OG10.

The reason for the trouble is, I was not able to establish parallelism between the clauses. So, I chose (C) but the correct answer is (E). Option (E) correctly establishes the parallelism between the two clauses, which start with "Where"
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23 May 2011, 01:11
There is a rule pervasive in many SC notes in which the phrases with "there is" have been flagged as incorrect. This is one of rare examples where "there is" has turned true, so this rule doesnt hold true.
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02 Jun 2011, 22:40

This is actually a monster question :
As per Ron on mGMAT forum :

"if it says the only one of..., then it's singular.
if it says only one of... (without the), then it's plural. "

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... of&start=0

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03 Jun 2011, 08:34
E for me,
A,B,C are out coz 'where' represents a place and this fits in perfectly in the sentence.
D for me looks a bit disjointed when compared with E... The clause needs a connection with the sentence...
E is the only option left out...
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01 Jul 2013, 12:44
E it is.

First all we need "where" to point the place that is the subject in the question.

Btwn D and E , E shows a complete parallelism which is needed with the conjunction "and"

D is also gramatically correct,but what i thought conjunction is needed to bring the correct meaning.
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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.

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gkslko101 wrote:
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.

Meaning of the sentence:

1) Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population.
2) In Minnesota, this animal is the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that - contiguous forty-eight states is plural so we should have a plural verb after that.

Hence, A, B, C are out as "that still has a sizable wolf"
D: because of the ";" is changing the meaning of the sentence... making us feel "this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep." everywhere.
E: is parallel "where and where" and it conveys the right message.

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Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
Incorrect, One of the x is singular but One of the x THAT is plural ... so plural verb have should be used instead of has ...

(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
Incorrect,

(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
Incorrect,

(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
';' is not needed ... second part of the sentence is not a complete clause

(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Correct parallelism maintained ...
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