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# Organized in 1966 by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the

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Organized in 1966 by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Breeding Bird Survey uses annual roadside counts along established routes for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of more than 250 bird species, including 180 songbirds.

(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of
(B) to monitor population changes of as many, or
(C) to monitor changes in the populations of
(D) that monitors population changes of
(E) that monitors changes in populations of as many as, or

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566.
Organized in 1966 by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Breeding Bird Survey uses annual roadside counts along established routes for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of more than 250 bird species, including 180 songbirds.

(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of
(B) to monitor population changes of as many, or
(C) to monitor changes in the populations of
(D) that monitors population changes of
(E) that monitors changes in populations of as many as, or

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For (C)

(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of
awkward => out

(B) to monitor population changes of as many, or
incomplete comparison => out

(C) to monitor changes in the populations of

(D) that monitors population changes of
wrong modifying: established routes can not take the action "monitor"

(E) that monitors changes in populations of as many as, or
same as (D) & awkward
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21 May 2007, 07:27
Organized in 1966 by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Breeding Bird Survey uses annual roadside counts along established routes for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of more than 250 bird species, including 180 songbirds.

(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of
(B) to monitor population changes of as many, or
(C) to monitor changes in the populations of
(D) that monitors population changes of
(E) that monitors changes in populations of as many as, or

its a 2/2/1 split

I go with "to monitor" ..so B & C
B - "as many as" required !!
My answer : C ( concise )
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21 May 2007, 07:52
as many as is required and using only more than changes the meaning of sentence. So we are down to A and E

In E it is not just established routes , it is "roadside counts along established routes " that monotors..

I would select E.
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21 May 2007, 08:33
This is already discussed and OA is C.

But i dont understand, becase it changes the meaning by using only more than.

Can any one explain this?
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21 May 2007, 08:41
@ajisha

which answer did u have in mind ??

Its not necessary that every time all options are grammatically correct ....sometimes you have to select the grammatically best possible answer among the group without drastically changing the meaning !!
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21 May 2007, 09:28
yogeshmb,

I selected E. But in E

"roadside counts along established routes that monitors changes in populations of as many as, or" says that it is routes that monitors and not roadside count.

So best is C, though it removes as many as.
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21 May 2007, 12:57
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another C. But I was wondering what is wrong in A?

" for monitoring of population changes ' is not correct.
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22 May 2007, 06:24
my ans = C for concise

no C doesn't distort the meaning.....

btw wots the OA??
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22 May 2007, 13:10
OA - C

In C 'as many as is missing'
here we are dealing with numerical data,

C does not support the possibility of monitoring 250 species !

According to C, it has to be greater than 250 --- say 251 !

So isnt that modifying the sentence ??
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(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of - Wrong idiom
(B) to monitor population changes of as many, or – Wrong idiom
(C) to monitor changes in the populations of
(D) that monitors population changes of – routes doing the monitoring???
(E) that monitors changes in populations of as many as, or - Wrong idiom

A, B, E - Are eliminated first.
they all use wrong idioms

left with C & D
D - seems to change the meaning of the sentence.
C - Correct Subject Verb Agreement.
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25 May 2008, 10:41
OA - C

In C 'as many as is missing'
here we are dealing with numerical data,

C does not support the possibility of monitoring 250 species !

According to C, it has to be greater than 250 --- say 251 !

So isnt that modifying the sentence ??

OA is C. agreed. But I would have ruled out C if I had a grammatically correct option that covered the possibiity of 250. Can someone shed light on this discrepancy?
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19 Apr 2010, 17:27
Gramatical Correctness is preferred to slight distortion in meaning i guess.....so with C
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12 May 2010, 03:22
I guess that first you rule out all the grammatically incorrect options. If you have anything left to choose from, then you go for the meaning. In this case, what is the difference between 250 and 251 bird species? Nothing significant. If the meaning changes to something in another time, or the new meaning changes too much from the original sentence or becomes illogical (like saying 250 songbirds out of 180 species) then I'd be careful about it. But it's a little tricky, because under time constraint you can quickly rule out this sentence because of meaning distortion and choose another option that seemed better when it actually had a grammar mistake.
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