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Pecan growers get a high price for their crop when pecans are

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I originally chose A because in my passage notes, I had written that a possible answer should point to "abundant crops within 2 years". What threw me off about choice A was the word "record-breaking". I felt it was too strong of a description for the answer to be right.


I often come across this point of view - "an option is too strong/extreme and hence must be incorrect". But this is not right.

What do you mean by too strong? The argument could very well warrant strong language.

Here, more the production in the last two years, better the argument. So "record-breaking" is actually re-assuring. If more is leftover from last two years, we will need to hold back more of this year's produce.
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New post 17 May 2018, 06:33
hi, anyone can help explain what E says?
I think the subject of E is the practice, the verb is had not yet become widespread.
IMO, practice means the action of store pecan. so Does E say that the action of store had not been well known?
i Dont understand "the last time the pecan crop was as small as it was this year."
The first part of E states the action had not been wel known, the second states the previous yield was same as this year yield
Its strange,
it is hard for me to understand E

Please clarify

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hi, anyone can help explain what E says?
I think the subject of E is the practice, the verb is had not yet become widespread.
IMO, practice means the action of store pecan. so Does E say that the action of store had not been well known?
i Dont understand "the last time the pecan crop was as small as it was this year."
The first part of E states the action had not been wel known, the second states the previous yield was same as this year yield
Its strange,
it is hard for me to understand E

Please clarify

Thanks in advance
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Hey zoezhuyan ,

I will try to explain you E in simpler terms.

Let's say this year(2018) crop was the lowest and the last time it was lowest was in 2010. Now, E is saying in 2010, we never used to hold back any crop across as much as as we are holding the crop this year.

Does that make sense?
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New post 18 Sep 2018, 11:06
I wrongly selected C as the answer and needed some clarification on how the following thought process is incorrect/less suitable:

Since ‘growers often hold back part of their crop in refrigerated warehouses for one or two years hoping for higher prices in the future’

And given C) pecan prices have not been subject to SHARP fluctuations in recent years

Can we not conclude that growers hold back some of the produce in their first year of low harvest (smallest in five years according to the question) because prices do not fluctuate rapidly and will take time to reach their highest which is when the growers would want to sell?

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