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# The 20-year alligator protection program has been declared a success,

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Updated on: 10 Sep 2018, 03:04
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The 20-year alligator protection program has been declared a success, because trapping is low and alligator births in the wild are high since habitats have been restored to their natural state.

A. low and alligator births in the wild are high as

B. low and the births of the alligators in the wild are high since

C. low with higher alligator births in the wild as

D. low and alligator births in the wild are higher as

E. low and alligator births in the wild are highest as

Originally posted by parijit on 10 Sep 2018, 03:01.
Last edited by Bunuel on 10 Sep 2018, 03:04, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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10 Sep 2018, 05:12
parijit wrote:
The 20-year alligator protection program has been declared a success, because trapping is low and alligator births in the wild are high since habitats have been restored to their natural state.

A. low and alligator births in the wild are high as

B. low and the births of the alligators in the wild are high since

C. low with higher alligator births in the wild as

D. low and alligator births in the wild are higher as

E. low and alligator births in the wild are highest as

We can straight away remove D and E
we do not have a comparison so the comparative and superlative degrees can not be used.

C. does not make sense the usage of with is incorrect
with is normally used to denote something "accompanied by" so, trapping is low with higher alligator births is incorrect

between A and B
I do not think we can differentiate much between since and as
B is passive
so , A should be preferred
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10 Sep 2018, 06:59
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parijit wrote:
The 20-year alligator protection program has been declared a success, because trapping is low and alligator births in the wild are high since habitats have been restored to their natural state.

A. low and alligator births in the wild are high as

B. low and the births of the alligators in the wild are high since

C. low with higher alligator births in the wild as

D. low and alligator births in the wild are higher as

E. low and alligator births in the wild are highest as

We can straight away remove D and E
we do not have a comparison so the comparative and superlative degrees can not be used.

C. does not make sense the usage of with is incorrect
with is normally used to denote something "accompanied by" so, trapping is low with higher alligator births is incorrect

between A and B
I do not think we can differentiate much between since and as
B is passive
so , A should be preferred

Hi B changes meaning slightly because of since. It seems to suggest that the birth rates are high since habitats have been restored to their natural state. So habitat improvement is not direct cause but the intended meaning is not this.
A is much better as the causal relationship is clearly implied by use of as.
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10 Sep 2018, 07:30
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The 20-year alligator protection program has been declared a success, because trapping is low and alligator births in the wild are high since habitats have been restored to their natural state.

A. low and alligator births in the wild are high as (Correct)

B. low and the births of the alligators in the wild are high since (Wordy)

C. low with higher alligator births in the wild as (Changes the meaning of original sentence)

D. low and alligator births in the wild are higher as (No comparison in the sentence)

E. low and alligator births in the wild are highest as (No comparison in the sentence)
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10 Mar 2019, 02:41
There is nothing to compare ‘birth rates’ against, so the comparative verbform makes no sense.

This put D and E out instantly.

‘with’ in C implies a connection between low trapping and high alligator birth rates that does not exist. Its out.

A and B are correct, but B is passive and wordier, so I think A is the better choice.
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