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# Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight

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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 have 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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E....parallel construction is checked here.

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17 Mar 2004, 15:14
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Is there anything wrong with B ??
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17 Mar 2004, 19:19
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monarc 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 have 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

- E is best. It is the most parallel construction. [where

- Use "where " to clearly say that we are talking about a Place or location.
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17 Mar 2004, 23:34
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I'd vote for A.

E may be wrong, what is: where there is its not correct.

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18 Mar 2004, 05:28
Parallel Construction......
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22 Oct 2004, 09:08
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Just got this one wrong. I went with A.

I understand that E is parallel, but is there a stronger reason why A is incorrect?

Is there a problem with using the restrictive that in the phrase?
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22 Oct 2004, 15:42
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tyagel wrote:
Just got this one wrong. I went with A.

I understand that E is parallel, but is there a stronger reason why A is incorrect?

Is there a problem with using the restrictive that in the phrase?

I got this one wrong too, E makes sense because "and where this predator " could refer to wolf member in that population. E clears this ambuiguity
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monarc 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 have 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

This question is deceptively simple.

that restricts the clause to modify states. SV disagreement. ABC are all wrong.
D uses the semicolon incorrectly, it should be used to separate two clauses.
E is correct because it is parallel.
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28 Jul 2007, 19:52
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Can you please explain why use of "that" is wrong here in a bit simpler words .

thanks

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monarc 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 have 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

This question is deceptively simple.

that restricts the clause to modify states. SV disagreement. ABC are all wrong.
D uses the semicolon incorrectly, it should be used to separate two clauses.
E is correct because it is parallel.
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28 Jul 2007, 19:56
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nice explanation bmw..
I am becoming a fan of your explanations for SC [;)]
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empty_spaces wrote:
Can you please explain why use of "that" is wrong here in a bit simpler words .

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monarc 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 have 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

This question is deceptively simple.

that restricts the clause to modify states. SV disagreement. ABC are all wrong.
D uses the semicolon incorrectly, it should be used to separate two clauses.
E is correct because it is parallel.

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good explanation bmw (+1)

Please, clarify why D is wrong. We have two clauses:
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states where the population of wolves is still sizable; this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

Maybe second one is too common and D has problem with logic rather than grammar. What do you think?
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27 Mar 2008, 06:49
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why is (D) wrong? the semicolon separates two clauses perfectly IMO.
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22 Jun 2008, 03:47
bmwhype2 wrote:
monarc 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 have 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

This question is deceptively simple.

that restricts the clause to modify states. SV disagreement. ABC are all wrong.
D uses the semicolon incorrectly, it should be used to separate two clauses.
E is correct because it is parallel.

A and C are out because of not following parallelism not because of using the WRONG SVA.
'that' modifies Minnesota so the singular verb used here is correct.
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01 Jan 2011, 03:25
(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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