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

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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

y

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06 Apr 2004, 17:22
B is best
C has the right syntax but putting the dry region at the end does not correspond with the last part of the sentence which is characteristic of the moist region
A and D are clearly out. "instead of being" and "rather than being" are wrong.
E is also wrong by a double use of "instead" and "rather than"
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06 Apr 2004, 18:31
B is the best choice.

The glaciers dont have a choice where they will form. They just form whereever there is favourable climate.
Here is what Erin said about choosing "but not" vs "rather than"

26. "but not" vs "rather than"

Example -
Pucci is not a dog but a cat.
Pucci is a cat rather than a dog - means Puci has chosen to be a dog rather than cat - sounds terrible
I want a cat rather than a dog. - Shows preference.
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06 Apr 2004, 18:37
Boils down to B and C ...B is the clear choice...!

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06 Apr 2004, 19:38
All are correct. OA: B

Paul and Anand have provided excellent explanations.

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27. The most favorable locations for the growth of
>, 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

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Originally posted by batliwala on 08 Apr 2004, 02:54.
Last edited by batliwala on 08 Apr 2004, 18:09, edited 1 time in total.
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08 Apr 2004, 18:08
I guess I have seen this question in this forum before.
Anyway I will go with B.
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10 Apr 2004, 10:56
yes OA is B.

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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
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15 Apr 2006, 11:00
giddi77 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

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

B sounds right to me...

A...verbose..
B...seems concise
C distorts the meaning
D again verbose
E...verbose...no need of so many words...
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15 Apr 2006, 11:05
Its b/w B and C.

Will go with B due to correct meaning. In C its changes the meaning.
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15 Apr 2006, 11:41
Can't be C, because the end of the sentence describes the cool, moist middle latitudes, not the polar ones.
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15 Apr 2006, 12:35
B.

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 where there is abundant precipitation and where it is cold enough to allow some snow to accumulate year by year

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
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16 Apr 2006, 02:48
(B) modifies the middle latitudes in the most concise way.
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16 Apr 2006, 19:26
SunShine wrote:
B.

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 where there is abundant precipitation and where it is cold enough to allow some snow to accumulate year by year

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

Good explanations guys.
And of course OA is B!
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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

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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

B. Take B for clarity and not ..but construction....
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(A) glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle latitudes [rather than plus instead – too verbose – eliminate it]

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

(C) glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes rather than the cold, dry polar regions [hold it]

(D) glaciers, instead of being the cold, dry polar regions, would be the cool, moist middle latitudes [instead of being + would be – verbose – eliminate it]

(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar regions, rather the cool, moist middle latitude
[instead of itself sufficient – eliminate it]

Between B and C:

C – Incorrectly modifies the sentence meaning – eliminate it
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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 sounds passive

(B) glaciers are not the cold, dry polar regions but the cool, moist middle latitudes --> Answer concise and active

(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-> sounds passive

(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar regions, rather the cool, moist middle latitudeex usage of instead and rather makes the sentence ackward
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783. 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

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