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# The strand fills with water during the rainy season that the

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The strand fills with water during the rainy season that the peat then holds and keeps it humid, all of which creates conditions enabling trees to grow.

A. enabling trees to grow.
B. for the trees to grow.
C. for growing trees.
D. that enable the trees to grow.
E. that the trees can grow.

Edit by Vivek: Underlined.
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01 Jul 2006, 12:21
D?

a) uses the much-maligned -ing form.
b) not sure why, but seems slightly off.
c) same as A
E) incorrect construction
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01 Jul 2006, 21:58
Its idiomatic to say conditions for v~ing.

For example: Hokkaidos champagne power and wide slopes create perfect conditions for (spring) snowboarding.

(C) is clear and concise.

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01 Jul 2006, 22:12
I think it should be "D".

We need 'that' a restrictive clause to point to "conditions", "conditions are enabling something".

A,B,C - don't show that condition is causing something. Condition is shown as byproduct.
E - Simply out.

Zoom, if possible, can you please tell the source of this SC?
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01 Jul 2006, 22:22
Thanks for underlining the sentence Vivek! Such a meticulous moderator you are
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01 Jul 2006, 22:43
Confused between A and D
conditions enabling trees to grow -- nothing wrong with usage of present participle.

Only proplem that I have with D is
D. conditions that enable the trees to grow --> which trees are we taking here??

So I pick A.
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01 Jul 2006, 23:18
GMATT73 wrote:
Its idiomatic to say conditions for v~ing.

For example: Hokkaidos champagne power and wide slopes create perfect conditions for (spring) snowboarding.

(C) is clear and concise.

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In the example, snowboarding is a gerund... in the question it is a verb in present participle...
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02 Jul 2006, 21:10
Vivek , the source of this is realtestquestions.com
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02 Jul 2006, 21:19
Will go with D.
The choice is between A or D.

I think the that is required to introduce the restrictive clause.
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03 Jul 2006, 01:49
I am confused among A,D, and E, although I prefer A most.

The reason that I think E is okay is that 'that' can be used as 'where'.
Am I wrong?
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08 Jul 2006, 14:59
zoom, do these guys at "realtestquestions.com" claim that these questions are real test questions?
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12 Jul 2006, 21:12
D for me.
Restrictive clause is needed to qualify conditions.

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12 Jul 2006, 22:51
It's between C and D.
In D, presence of definite article "the" is not clear to me.
I am going with C.

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12 Jul 2006, 23:01
D is just too wordy. C conveys the same meaning in a much more concise manner.

Zoom, can we get the OA for this one?

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12 Jul 2006, 23:11

I have to choose between B and D. I choose D.. "conditions for trees to grow" or "conditions for growing trees" are wrong. Because we usually say conditions necessary for trees to grow or conditions necessary for groiwng trees..
Any one agrees ??
Re: SC: Rainy season   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2006, 23:11
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