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# The main reasons for the phenomenal growth of agribusiness

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Updated on: 10 Sep 2007, 10:17
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775. The main reasons for the phenomenal growth of agribusiness over the last fifteen years are because of elevated land prices, the basing of retail marketing networks on produce imported from other states, and decreased competition from developers.

(A) because of elevated land prices, the basing of retail marketing networks
(B) a result of elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based
(C) that land prices are elevated, retail marketing networks are based
(D) elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based
(E) because land prices are elevated, the basing of retail marketing networks

Originally posted by bmwhype2 on 18 Jun 2007, 12:30.
Last edited by bmwhype2 on 10 Sep 2007, 10:17, edited 1 time in total.
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19 Jun 2007, 12:40
bmwhype2 wrote:
775. The main reasons for the phenomenal growth of agribusiness over the last fifteen years are because of elevated land prices, the basing of retail marketing networks on produce imported from other states, and decreased competition from developers.

(A) because of elevated land prices, the basing of retail marketing networks
(B) a result of elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based
(C) that land prices are elevated, retail marketing networks are based
(D) elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based
(E) because land prices are elevated, the basing of retail marketing networks

Caas,
Are you sure the "are" in the question is underlined?
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10 Sep 2007, 16:32
D for me too...

the main reasons are...elevate land prices..blah blah...
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08 Dec 2011, 03:31
+1 for D following parallelism Noun 1, Noun 2, and Noun 3
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14 Aug 2013, 02:40
The word "reason" must be followed by "that"

what is wrong in C
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14 Aug 2013, 02:55
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bsahil wrote:
The word "reason" must be followed by "that"

what is wrong in C

USAGE OF THAT is not MUST after reason.

see some examples:

1)The reason they are losing money is they have much higher costs than smaller airlines.”
New York Times Aug 14, 2013

2)The reason, he said, was that Private Manning’s work was helping save soldiers’ lives.
New York Times Aug 14, 2013

3)There are multiple reasons why Musk can and does dream so big.
Forbes Aug 14, 2013

4)Lockhart touted progress in the labor market but said weak economic growth gave him reason for pause.
Reuters Aug 13, 2013

ERRORS IN C:
C)The main reasons for the phenomenal growth of agribusiness over the last fifteen years are
1)that land prices are elevated,
2)retail marketing networks are based on produce imported from other states, and
3)decreased competition from developers.
you have to make 3 things parallel.
-since 1st is clause starting all other must be clause starting with THAT..which is not there.
-non underlined part is noun phrase ...decreased competition from developers.....=>so basing this you must make all members of list parallel by making them noun phrase and not a clause.

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14 Aug 2013, 11:09
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The main reasons for the phenomenal growth of agribusiness over the last fifteen years are because of elevated land prices, the basing of retail marketing networks on produce imported from other states, and decreased competition from developers.

(A) because of elevated land prices, the basing of retail marketing networks....,and decreased competition from developers not parallel
(B) a result of elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based....,and decreased competition from developers wordy
(C) that land prices are elevated, retail marketing networks are based....,and decreased competition from developers wordy & not parallel
(D) elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based....,and decreased competition from developers correct
(E) because land prices are elevated, the basing of retail marketing networks....and decreased competition from developers not parallel

The main reasons ... are elevated land prices, retail marketing networks based on..., and decreased competition
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