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# The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but

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830. The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.
(A) weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
(B) weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(C) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had
(D) weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(E) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

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830. The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.
(A) weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
(B) weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(C) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had
(D) weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(E) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

I think the answer is B.
There are two main issues, parallelism and pronoun reference.

Pronoun error - The last item in the list says "and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had". "They" does not have an antecedent and is wrong. It is supposed to refer to pilots but pilot itself is not a subject, only "pilot errors". Eliminate A, C, and E.

Parallelism error - Between B and D. "weather conditions that cannot be foreseen" is correct over "not forseeable".
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gurpreet07 wrote:
830. The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.
(A) weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
(B) weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(C) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had
(D) weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(E) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

I think the answer is B.
There are two main issues, parallelism and pronoun reference.

Pronoun error - The last item in the list says "and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had". "They" does not have an antecedent and is wrong. It is supposed to refer to pilots but pilot itself is not a subject, only "pilot errors". Eliminate A, C, and E.

Parallelism error - Between B and D. "weather conditions that cannot be foreseen" is correct over "not forseeable".

Nice explanation yangsta.............
yes the OA is B
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I'm not sure why B is preferred. I know "parallelism" was cited, but what makes B correctly parallel and D not parallel (i.e., what is the subordinate clause "that..." have to be parallel with?)?
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can be carefully planned .... can not be forseen is present in B , hope that makes clear to you
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20 Apr 2010, 23:17
Good explanation yangsta.............
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02 May 2010, 05:34
gurpreet07 wrote:
830. The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.
(A) weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
(B) weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(C) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had
(D) weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(E) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

Eliminate A, C and E as it is not clear to what "they" refers.
The difference between B and D is "cannot be foreseen" vs "are not foreseeable". I'd prefer B since D sounds a little awkward.
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20 Jan 2011, 10:20
Between B & D i went with B. cannot be foreseen for ||ism
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My point is: Is there an issue of //ism here? Or are we trying to create a pseudo //ism by fancying something? In matters of list //islm, if you apply a tenet of //ism for one arm, then you must do that for all the rest too. Now in this case, you can not apply //ism of ‘Can be carefully planned’, to ‘weather conditions that cannot be foreseen’ alone. You must also parallelize other arms by saying some thing similar to “accidents that can not be prevented and pilot errors that can not be eliminated” etc” None of the choices does that. So parallelism is not the issue here.

The only difference between B and E is the way the weather conditions have been described. It is a question of idiom. B is better because, it uses the active voice ‘can not be seen’ instead of the passive ‘that are not foreseeable’.

This is simply a question of pronoun error and idiom
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07 Mar 2011, 19:09
I second you daagh. I even selected B over D, but came here in search of appropriate reason, which looks like I have found here.

daagh wrote:
My point is: Is there an issue of //ism here? Or are we trying to create a pseudo //ism by fancying something? In matters of list //islm, if you apply a tenet of //ism for one arm, then you must do that for all the rest too. Now in this case, you can not apply //ism of ‘Can be carefully planned’, to ‘weather conditions that cannot be foreseen’ alone. You must also parallelize other arms by saying some thing similar to “accidents that can not be prevented and pilot errors that can not be eliminated” etc” None of the choices does that. So parallelism is not the issue here.

The only difference between B and E is the way the weather conditions have been described. It is a question of idiom. B is better because, it uses the active voice ‘can not be seen’ instead of the passive ‘that are not foreseeable’.

This is simply a question of pronoun error and idiom

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07 Mar 2011, 21:00
A C and E are eliminated for incorrect and unnecessary use of 'they'
Weather conditions thar are not forseeable is a wordy way of saying unforeseeable weather conditions, used in B
Hence B
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14 Jul 2011, 17:29
gurpreet07 wrote:
830. The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.
(A) weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
(B) weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(C) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had
(D) weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
(E) unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

A, C, and E is out because of they which does not have an antecedent. Between B and D, B wins because of parallelism.
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