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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and


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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and ( among is incorrect cause comparison is between two groups )

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and ( correct )

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with ( among x with y is incorrect)

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with ( correct form is between x and y)

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and ( among is incorrect)

Will go with choice B

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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and

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In SC questions, when you see certain words such as "and", whereby a list is initiated, you know you're most likely dealing with a parallel marker question. Now in this case, we are dealing with two groups of people, those who are opposing and those who are supporting the use of pesticides. The marker "and" requires the sentence to be parallel. We also know that when we are comparing only TWO things, we use "between x and y" rather than "among x and y", the latter is used when there are more than two things compared. Hence B is correct.
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New post 12 Dec 2018, 17:28
Answer B clearly

1/. Between X and Y : for 2 things

Among is used only when we have 3 things or more to compare.

2/. Answer B uses between X and Y and parallel structure is also correct
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The clear-cut distinction in this question is between the usage of "among" and "between". Since just two things are being compared, one should be using "between" and "and"; thus, making "B" the correct answer choice
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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and

The key is to identify proper usage of idioms and people involved in an old debate.
Clearly, in this sentence, there are two groups of people, "those who oppose the use of pesticides" and "those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees"
Given there are two distinct groups, we should use "between", Between A and B

Additional pointer, in the part not, underlined, it uses, "those who ..." To make the sentence more parallel, the first part should also have "those who ..."


Ans: (B)
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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and

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"those who" is the parallelism. Thus, C and E are out.

Among vs between: From the original sentence, it is more reasonable that the debate is between 2 groups of people, who have different opinions.
Then A is out. D has idiomatic error. Thus, B is the answer.

I am not sure that 2 groups given leading to the use of "between...and..." as the idiom in this case.
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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and

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Between is used to compare 2 things. Among is used for comparing more than 2 things.
In this particular question, 2 groups are compared- those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who are in favor of the use of pesticides. So between should be used.
Options A,C and E are eliminated.
The correct form is between X and Y. D uses between X with Y which is wrong.
B is the correct choice since the construction is correct.
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Official Explanation :

Choices A, C, and E can be faulted for using among in place of between to refer to two factions.

Choices C and D incorrectly use with in place of and .

Also, those opposing in choices C and E is not parallel with those who feel .

Choice B is the best.
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Among the same group of people
Between two groups of people

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The residents’ opposition to the spraying program has rekindled an old debate among those who oppose the use of pesticides and those who feel that the pesticides are necessary to save the trees.

(A) among those who oppose the use of pesticides and

(B) between those who oppose the use of pesticides and --> correct

(C) among those opposing the use of pesticides with

(D) between those who oppose the use of pesticides with

(E) among those opposing the use of pesticides and
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