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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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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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New post 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"

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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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Boils down to B and C ...B is the clear choice...!


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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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I guess I have seen this question in this forum before.
Anyway I will go with B.
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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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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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Its b/w B and C.

Will go with B due to correct meaning. In C its changes the meaning.
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Can't be C, because the end of the sentence describes the cool, moist middle latitudes, not the polar ones.
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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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(B) modifies the middle latitudes in the most concise way.
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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

explanations please


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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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