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# New England Africulture

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20 May 2007, 13:11
Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture in the last three decades were the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California.

(A) basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California

(B) basing a marketing and distribution system on the imported produce of Florida and California

(C) basing a system of marketing and distribution on the import of produce from Florida and California

(D) a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California

(E) a marketing and distribution system importing produce from Florida and California as its base

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20 May 2007, 14:54
D
as all the rasaons should be parallel..

high cost ,pressure,a marketing and distribution system
E is wordy.

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21 May 2007, 06:46
apache wrote:
D
as all the rasaons should be parallel..

high cost ,pressure,a marketing and distribution system
E is wordy.

Whats wrong with C?

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21 May 2007, 06:51
its a 2/3 split ....i go with D & E ( a marketing &...) as it is a part of a list

between D & E
E - "its" - ambiguous ref

I go with D

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21 May 2007, 08:07
javed wrote:
Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture in the last three decades were the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California.
(A) basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California
(B) basing a marketing and distribution system on the imported produce of Florida and California
(C) basing a system of marketing and distribution on the import of produce from Florida and California
(D) a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California
(E) a marketing and distribution system importing produce from Florida and California as its base

(D)

Parallelism here is with a list of nouns. (C) does not fit right in the list.

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21 May 2007, 08:32
D

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21 May 2007, 11:23
D is the clear winner.

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21 May 2007, 13:25
D.

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