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The cottontail rabbit population in Orange County,

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The cottontail rabbit population in Orange County, California, has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the native fox population and the clearing of surrounding woodlands.

A. years as a result of the removal of
B. years as a result of removing
C. years, resulting from the removing of
D. years, which is result of removing
E. years, which is a result of the removal of

In this question, I managed to narrow my answer choices to A and B. However, the OA is A, but I got B. What makes B wrong? any grammar advise here? thanks!

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Re: SC: as a result of [#permalink]

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13 Jul 2008, 15:41
I got this wrong too.

reason b is wrong:
The cottontail rabbit population in Orange County, California, has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the native fox population and the clearing of surrounding woodlands.

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