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The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce enough berries to make between one and twelve pounds of dried beans a year.

A enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce
B enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce
C enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is able to produce
D enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is capable of producing
E enormously, because a single tree, dependent on its size as well as on climate and altitude, could produce

OA C
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10 Nov 2005, 21:51
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The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce enough berries to make between one and twelve pounds of dried beans a year.

A enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce
B enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce
C enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is able to produce
D enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is capable of producing
E enormously, because a single tree, dependent on its size as well as on climate and altitude, could produce

OA C

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A B are out cause both clauses in those sentence are dependent clause and they can't be just connected with comma. It needs some subordinating conjuction and one of the clause needs to be Independent.

so down to C D E.
C) does not used the proposition 'on' correctely ...also the excessive use of and ..awkward.
D) uses 'being' usually wrong in GMAT.

Hence E..
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10 Nov 2005, 21:53
opps just saw the OA and totaly defeted..... ....

somebody pls explain the difference between OA and E.....
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11 Nov 2005, 00:33
i am not very sure about this one, but i think that "depending", a participle, is prefered to "dependent", an adjective. i dont think that a phrase can begin with an adjective. in this case its a participle phrase that must begin with a participle. maybe someone can shed more light on it...
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11 Nov 2005, 03:40
C . I am not sure here but "able to produce" is better than "could". I am really not sure but I would use "would/could" when we have "IF...THEN" clauses...
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11 Nov 2005, 05:29
you need a participle to modify tree.

so C is the only choice.
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11 Nov 2005, 05:47
nakib77 wrote:
you need a participle to modify tree.

so C is the only choice.

Hey Nakib, could you explain a bit more in detail for me? I got it down to A and C, but I chose A because I thought that "~x, because~" was wrong. I thought it should be "~x because~" without the comma.

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11 Nov 2005, 08:46
C for me.

(A) enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce
wrong at both ... and: all thing after "both" and "and" must be parallel
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11 Nov 2005, 14:04
I would choose C.

I eliminated A and B because an explanation must follow, and therefore the clause is introduced best with because. The passive in D is wrong and so I eliminated it. C is best because depending on its size and on climate and altitude refers clearly to tree and the expression is able to is also right.
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15 Nov 2005, 06:54
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nakib77 wrote:
you need a participle to modify tree.

so C is the only choice.

Hey Nakib, could you explain a bit more in detail for me? I got it down to A and C, but I chose A because I thought that "~x, because~" was wrong. I thought it should be "~x because~" without the comma.

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Is able to produce is better than could produce. there is no need to use could for presenting a fact.
That is why C is a better option.
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15 Nov 2005, 09:17
go for C

One of the major differences between C nad E is:

C. depending on its size
E. dependent on its size

C sounds better than E.
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A : on both x and on y : wrong structure
B : dependent : wrong
D: being
E: both , as well as : redundant

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06 Aug 2006, 20:49
The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce enough berries to make between one and twelve pounds of dried beans a year.

A enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce

=====> WRONG. correct construction is 1. on both X and Y OR both on X and on Y.

B enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce

=====> WRONG. We need depending verb not the adjective depeendent.

C enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is able to produce

=====> CORRECT

D enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is capable of producing

=====> WRONG. "being dependent" seems wrong.

E enormously, because a single tree, dependent on its size as well as on climate and altitude, could produce

=====> WRONG. We need depending verb not the adjective depeendent.
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06 Aug 2006, 21:19
Was torn between A and C.

Re-read it many times,but somehow missed the "both" structure.

Finally got it.

Will go with C.

Both X and Y is the correct structure.
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12 Aug 2006, 07:30
1. almost always choose because over in that
2. depends on~ active and idiomatic

(C)

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13 Aug 2006, 00:57
Go with C as well.

A--> incorrect both structure
D--> incorrect being

Leaves B,C,E
B--> incorrect. prefer 'because' than 'in that' as the second part of sentence gives the reason for the first part. 'in that' can only be used if second part further qualifies something stated in the first part.
E--> incorrect. 'depending' in C sounds more correct.

Leaves C as the answer. But it took me > 2 mins to nail this down..
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15 Aug 2006, 08:32
Stuck between A and E.
Does anyone have the OA?
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15 Aug 2006, 11:13
Was torn between A and C

Will go with C

According to OG , 'in that' is considered too silly and formal.
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05 Aug 2008, 03:03
could someone pls explain why 'depending' vs 'dependent' is reqd? all i could figure out is that adjectives can only modify nouns vs verbs/adverbs modify everything else..right?

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The yield per acre of coffee berries varies enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce enough berries to make between one and twelve pounds of dried beans a year.
A. enormously in that a single tree, depending on both its size and on climate and altitude, could produce
B. enormously in that a single tree, dependent on its size and also on climate and altitude, is able to produce
C. enormously, because a single tree, depending on its size and on climate and altitude, is able to produce
D. enormously, because a single tree, being dependent on its size, climate, and altitude, is capable of producing
E. enormously, because a single tree, dependent both on its size as well as on climate and altitude, could produce
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