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# South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™s most dramatic growth

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South Korea has witnessed the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most dramatic growth [#permalink]

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South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™s most dramatic growth of Christian congregations; church membership is expanding by 6.6 percent a year, fully two-thirds of the growth coming from conversions rather than the population increasing.
(A) coming from conversions rather than the population increasing
(B) coming from conversions rather than increases in the population
(C) coming from conversions instead of the populationâ€™s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population
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16 Jul 2004, 12:33
D it is as "growth coming from" sounds absurd

and in E "increasing <B>the</B> population" is incorrect
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16 Jul 2004, 12:35
"South Korea has witnessed the worldâ€™s most dramatic growth of Christian congregations; church membership is expanding by 6.6 percent a year, fully two-thirds of the growth coming from conversions rather than the population increasing."

I'd say the answer is "A". "Conversions" [a noun] has to be paralllel to another noun [population].

Eliminate "B", "E", C" because of lack of parallelism.

What is the OA?
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16 Jul 2004, 12:37
OA I'll tell later. Paul asked to give some time for fun
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16 Jul 2004, 12:37
Let us wait and watch...we should give others a chance to give it a shot!
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16 Jul 2004, 12:49
D is the best.

need a verb after "growth" A, B, C out. Instead of is good here, as it modifies population (a noun) correctly.
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16 Jul 2004, 12:58
No guys, the OA is different. BTW I fall for D too
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16 Jul 2004, 13:15
this one was tricky. Commas made it that way
the underlined sentence is an apposite to the opening (after semi-colon). ...membership expanding...a year. Done. Then, ...growth coming (refers to expanding membership).

it this were an independent sentence, this would have been:
Membership is expanding. Growth is coming from conversions rather than increases in the population.

need to maintain parallism too. Expanding...Coming...

B it is.
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16 Jul 2004, 13:16
It's A Who can explain why
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16 Jul 2004, 13:26
I am sure that "A" is wrong.

...coming from conversions rather than the population increasing ...
this is no-way parallel.
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16 Jul 2004, 13:34
B sounds right to me as well...There is no paralellism in A, at least I can not see
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16 Jul 2004, 14:07
ok, I found this question in one of the TOEFL practice test and the answer given is B.

Boksana, what the source of your question?
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16 Jul 2004, 15:13
The sourcse is Megabank SC885 by Bigb. DJ, could you please send me the link of your source or if you have the file send it to my e-mail account
boksana71@yahoo.com

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16 Jul 2004, 19:17
I think it's B too.

"instead of" is surely out. And B follows parallelism.
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17 Jul 2004, 09:04
It is A because 'growth is coming from the poulation increasing" looks proper than "growth is coming from the increases in the population". (looking for parallelism)

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South Korea has witnessed the world’s most dramatic growth of Christian congregations; church membership is expanding by 6.6 percent a year, fully two-thirds of the growth coming from conversions rather than the population increasing.
(A) coming from conversions rather than the population increasing
(B) coming from conversions rather than increases in the population
(C) coming from conversions instead of the population’s increasing
(D) is from conversions instead of population increases
(E) is from conversions rather than increasing the population

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17 Jul 2004, 10:14
B was my choice but later got convinced by a few who feel D is the answer.

Used the search tool...got this
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7079
Take alook and see why B has been described as the answer.
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