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

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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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29 Apr 2015, 13:08
AND is a parallel Marker.

where X and where Y is parallel. E is correct.
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29 Apr 2015, 14:00
as we are talking about 48 states so it should be "have".. A, B , C are wrong.
Down to D and E
Use of semicolon is wrong. E conveys the meaning properly
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29 Apr 2015, 15:11
aks456 wrote:
as we are talking about 48 states so it should be "have".. A, B , C are wrong.
Down to D and E
Use of semicolon is wrong. E conveys the meaning properly

can you explain the meaning of using "have"
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29 Apr 2015, 19:57
E is the correct answer .It maintains parallelism.
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aks456 wrote:
as we are talking about 48 states so it should be "have".. A, B , C are wrong.
Down to D and E
Use of semicolon is wrong. E conveys the meaning properly

You are right about the answer being E

But "have" would not be the correct modal here.
We are NOT talking about the 48 states. Notice the definite article "the" and the other hint "only one"
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if it says the only one of..., then it's singular.
if it says only one of... (without the), then it's plural.
in the phrase "wolf population", wolf is actually an adjective, not a noun. you can't use a pronoun to stand for an
adjective.
you can't say "such a wolf" or "this wolf" either; those constructions imply that you actually have some particular wolf
in mind.
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16 Oct 2017, 12:33
Can someone please tell me why is the option 'c' wrong
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17 Oct 2017, 04:09
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Can someone please tell me why is the option 'c' wrong

The parallelism is not maintained and where is better than that because it is referring to a place.
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17 Oct 2017, 04:10
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In option D, why is the use of semicolon wrong as mentioned by one of the users above?
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18 Oct 2017, 04:12
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where THESE PREDATORS REMAIN the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

Why E wasn't written in this way? WOLWES is plural.
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20 Oct 2017, 00:02
What does "this predator" refer to in the question stem?
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20 Oct 2017, 00:19
souvik101990 wrote:
if it says the only one of..., then it's singular.
if it says only one of... (without the), then it's plural.
in the phrase "wolf population", wolf is actually an adjective, not a noun. you can't use a pronoun to stand for an
adjective.
you can't say "such a wolf" or "this wolf" either; those constructions imply that you actually have some particular wolf
in mind.

Hey Souvik,
I have a query on option E. We have this predator remains in the non-underlined part of the sentence. But how come this(singular) modify wolves(plural)?
Please clarify
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