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# There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of

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Project SC Butler: Day 20: Sentence Correction (SC1)

There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

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Originally posted by shikhar on 22 Apr 2012, 06:45.
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23 Apr 2012, 10:37
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853. There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to ANSWER
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

A quick way to eliminate is based on the idiom 'resistance to.'

That leaves us with (B), (C), and (E). (E) is redundant, 'increase...increase'. You have a 30 - to 40-fold 'increase in' not 'increasing' so we can get rid of (C). That leaves us with (B).
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23 Apr 2012, 11:07
Malaria cannot be caused by resistance of mosquito. However resistance of mosquito can be one of the reason why incidence of malaria is increasing. Hence B
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23 Apr 2012, 11:36
C, D, E are awkward.

Between A and B, IMO the answer is B.

Reason:
A: "resistance against pesticides" is ambiguous, and hurts the meaning of the sentence.
B: "resistance ...to pesticides" is more clear.

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27 Nov 2018, 16:42
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shikhar wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 20: Sentence Correction (SC1)

There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

Official Explanation:

Choice A can be faulted because it is not at first clear whether caused by modifies increase or malaria. Also, the proper expression here and in choice D is not resistance against but resistance to. Choices C, D, and E are wrong because the completed sentence must read 30- to 4O-fold increase.In these choices, 30- to 4}-fold illogically modifies incidence; furthermore, incidence of . . . increase in D and E is illogical. Choice B is best.
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shikhar wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 20: Sentence Correction (SC1)

There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

After because there should be a clause or we should use due to or caused by, could someone explain this problem
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12 Jul 2019, 13:20
shikhar wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 20: Sentence Correction (SC1)

There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

After because there should be a clause or we should use due to or caused by, could someone explain this problem

exactly the reason i rejected B. Could any of the experts explain this?
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