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# The most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers, rather than

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09 Nov 2009, 03:09
ya B--Meaning

check the RHS part
it clears everything
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10 Nov 2009, 02:11
I also like B, but....I dont know what´s wrong with C?? could anybody explain me?

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10 Nov 2009, 03:14
Clause "where there is abundant precipitation ..." is modifier of the nearest phrase, and it corresponds to "cool, moist middle latitudes", which B described.
For C, the modifier contradicts with "cold, dry polar regions".

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10 Nov 2009, 03:45
sayysong wrote:
Clause "where there is abundant precipitation ..." is modifier of the nearest phrase, and it corresponds to "cool, moist middle latitudes", which B described.
For C, the modifier contradicts with "cold, dry polar regions".

Hope it helps.

Thanks! That helped!
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10 Nov 2009, 17:51
sayysong wrote:
Clause "where there is abundant precipitation ..." is modifier of the nearest phrase, and it corresponds to "cool, moist middle latitudes", which B described.
For C, the modifier contradicts with "cold, dry polar regions".

Hope it helps.

I agree. "B" is the best choice.

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11 May 2010, 03:04
Can anybody explain how/why does C change the meaning?
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07 Dec 2010, 16:00
The most favorable locations for the growth of
glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle
latitudes
, where there is abundant precipitation
and where it is cold enough to allow some snow
to accumulate year by year.

(A) glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist
middle latitudes
(B) glaciers are not the cold, dry polar regions but
the cool, moist middle latitudes
(C) glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes
rather than the cold, dry polar regions
(D) glaciers, instead of being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be the cool, moist middle
latitudes
(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar
regions, rather the cool, moist middle
latitudes

I got this right but took quite a while. Can someone explain the not/but usage ..thanks

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07 Dec 2010, 17:33
ajit257 wrote:
The most favorable locations for the growth of
glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle
latitudes
, where there is abundant precipitation
and where it is cold enough to allow some snow
to accumulate year by year.

(A) glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist
middle latitudes you can't use rather in this context - this is awkward
(B) glaciers are not the cold, dry polar regions but
the cool, moist middle latitudes this is correct because it provides correct contrast ..not the cold...but the cool moist middle latitude perfectly fits with next section of the sentence ..where there is abundant perciptation
(C) glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes
rather than the cold, dry polar regions can dry polar regions modify abundant perciptation that comes after next? no the sentence jumbles the meaning
(D) glaciers, instead of being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be the cool, moist middle
latitudes instead is not the correct contrast word
(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar
regions, rather the cool, moist middle
latitudes same as D

I got this right but took quite a while. Can someone explain the not/but usage ..thanks

I selected b in this case because it had the least awkward contrast words - not and but. typically see these in the not only...but also structure but given the options it was the only plausible response in this case. All other answers were incorrect for one reason or the other.
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20 Dec 2010, 03:40
Nice explanation i go for B as well.
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20 Dec 2010, 08:24
Only B and C stand close. C is wrong for the modifier

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12 Jan 2011, 21:13
B and C .. choice is clear.
In C is modifying polar region,which is incorrect...where should modify latitude.
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11 Feb 2012, 18:48
+1 for B.

C has a modifier issue.

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11 Feb 2012, 21:18
prasannar wrote:
The most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle latitudes, where there is abundant precipitation and where it is cold enough to allow some snow to accumulate year by year.

(A) glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle latitudes

(B) glaciers are not the cold, dry polar regions but the cool, moist middle latitudes

(C) glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes rather than the cold, dry polar regions-> the rest of the sentence changes the meaning, thus eliminate it

(D) glaciers, instead of being the cold, dry polar regions, would be the cool, moist middle latitudes->

(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar regions, rather the cool, moist middle latitudeex

+1 for B. By POE got down to B and D. Since D uses "instead of being" so B becomes the choice
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12 Feb 2012, 01:03
Even though this was painful, "not x but y, the best indicator.

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12 Feb 2012, 07:09
(C) Glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes rather than the cold, dry polar regions, where

As already pointed out, juxtaposing ‘polar regions", and ‘where’ tends to seriously distort the intended meaning via misplaced modification.; in addition, and more glaringly, the superlative degree ‘the most’ cannot go with the comparative – degree marker ‘than’.
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13 Feb 2012, 13:49
Agree with B as the answer .Feel into the trap and selected C .C alters the meaning of the sentence !!
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Same here....I don't think that C distorts the intended meaning.
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