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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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17 Jul 2004, 12:25
ans is...

A

there should com ''increase'' after the non-underlined part as it says ''30 -40 fold'' and that can be only an increase not an i Incidence...

so D an E are out ... between A B and C ... A is the best cos of idiomatic expression by increasing resistance of mosquitos against''

hope that helps !

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17 Jul 2004, 13:20
the underline should start from "increase"

My answer is B "resistance to" is correct usage
and when quantifying the increase, the usage is either "twice" or "two fold increase"

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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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17 Jul 2004, 20:46
Geethu wrote:
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

has been ... left us with passive voice which needs "by".

only A and D followig this rule.

D - changed the word order

A - Best.

But "Resistance to" is right idiom.

but i still stick to A, which is best choice here.
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18 Jul 2004, 01:00
Between the choices, we can narrow it to (A) and (B). (B) would be more correct with the resistance to. Resistance would already mean against, so the against pesticide in (A) would be somewhat redundant. So (B) would be my choice.

p.s. we often say resistant to changes, resistant to flu etc...
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18 Jul 2004, 19:21
Geethu wrote:
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

In A mosquito is incorrectly modifying resistance. So A is wrong.

Think for yourself, what do you mean by "mosquito resistance"
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18 Jul 2004, 20:09
1 min and B.

C,D & E are clearly out. In A "caused" is not clear refers to "malaria" or "increase"
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19 Jul 2004, 00:04
Geethu wrote:
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

D, E - 'incidence of malaria increase' is incorrect
C- 'increasing malaria incidence' is incorrect
BEtween A and B, B is better because it has 'resistence to' instead of 'resistence against' in A and also 'incidence of malaria because of' instead of 'incidence of malaria caused by'
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20 Jul 2004, 18:28
Time for OA
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22 Jul 2004, 01:33
geethu

do you have an answer for this one?

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22 Jul 2004, 01:33
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