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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.


(A) approach toward the opposite directions

(B) approach toward the opposite direction

(C) often approach from opposite directions

(D) approach from the opposite direction

(E) approach from opposite directions


The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction (of his barn).

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach (his barn) from the opposite direction.

Which of the two above are logically correct and make sense to the ear?

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Originally posted by BarneyStinson on 06 Mar 2010, 17:19.
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We need 'direction' because there is only 1 opposite direction to west....which is east. that leaves B and D.

The reason I picked D was because D logically made sense.

The sentence is trying to show a contrast here. The farmer is planning to reinforce windows on east, EVEN THOUGH most wind storms develop to the west and approach from the opposite direction [east].....which means the wind storms go from east to west

B says.....wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction [east]...that means wind storms develop to west and coming to the east.....if that were the case then the sentence dont have to use 'EVEN THOUGH' to show a contrast.

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions
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People or things approach from a (place) not towards a place. To approach from the opposite direction is logical and therefore (D) is correct.
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New post 07 Mar 2010, 07:52
I'm confused, "approach toward" is also idiomatic
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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions


Answer: D
There can only be one opposite direction to each direction (in this case, 'to the west') --> eliminate A, C and E
Idiom: 'approach from' and never 'approach to' or 'approach towards' --> eliminate B
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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite directions.

A) approach toward the opposite directions
B) approach toward the opposite direction
C) often approach from opposite directions
D) approach from the opposite direction
E) approach from opposite directions
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The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach toward the opposite direction (of his barn).

The farmer is planning to reinforce the windows on the eastern side of his barn, even though most wind storms develop to the west and approach (his barn) from the opposite direction.

Which of the two above are logically correct and make sense to the ear?


I went with D
1. To the farmer the winds will approach from SOMEWHERE
2. Opposite direction should be singular.
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