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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 birds 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


Please check back after you have posted answers. I have the OA but think it changes the scope of the sentence.

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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 birds 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

Please check back after you have posted answers. I have the OA but think it changes the scope of the sentence.

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A. llism "of x and y".

"routes for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of more than 250 birds species.....................
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BuddaBelly wrote:
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 birds 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


Please check back after you have posted answers. I have the OA but think it changes the scope of the sentence.

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1. use somthing to do something, so A , D and E out
2. changes in something is better than somthing changes, B out

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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 birds species, including 180 songbirds.

(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of
(B) to monitor population changes of as many [as], 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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1. use somthing to do something, so A , D and E out
2. changes in something is better than somthing changes, B out

Furthermore:

BuddaBelly wrote:
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 birds species, including 180 songbirds.

(A) for monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of
(B) to monitor population changes of as many [as], 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


I agree with 2. (C) is active voice right?

But "(C) to monitor changes in the populations of more than 250 birds species" implies that number of birds cannot be 250 species.

But the original sentence implies the number of species could be just 250 species.

What do you guys think?

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If there is missing as in B then C sounds better choice though it changes the meaning.

What's the OA?

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New post 15 Nov 2008, 22:31
OA is indeed C.

So the takeaway is that grammatically correct is more important than change in meaning??

I'm only asking coz I am reading MGMAT that SUCH AS and LIKE counts as a Clarity Error.

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I think so.
I've seen some examples in OG where grammatical correctness is important than change in meaning.

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Doesn't C change the meaning? That's why I choose B instead.

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Doesn't C change the meaning? That's why I choose B instead.

in terms of as many as or more, it may change the meaning. IMO the correct usage of as many as or more is:
as many as, if not more

Not contained in any of the choices.

Hence, C is appropriate here.
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 22:55
I'll go with B.

C does change the meaning. The 'of' after monitoring in 'A' makes the choice incorrect

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C definitely is the most concise and grammatically correct answer, however I agree that C changes the meaning of the original sentence. So I think the correct answer is B.

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New post 31 Jan 2009, 04:20
I just referred to positngs above and found that OA has already been posted as C
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C definitely is the most concise and grammatically correct answer, however I agree that C changes the meaning of the original sentence. So I think the correct answer is B.

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