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Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.


A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring

B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore

C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore

D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring

E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore

Originally posted by gmatcracker2010 on 31 May 2010, 11:42.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Apr 2019, 23:19, edited 1 time in total.
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hyper-grazing - a phenomenon not itself performs some action. So, D and E remains.

In D, remove the middle man to check the sentence connectivity:
...hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep) as well as pests, boring...holes through large tree trunks.

Here, the gerund BORING is awkwardly modifying entire clause, which is wrong. So, E is correct.

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65. Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.
A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring
B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore
C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore
D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring
E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore


OA is

How do we solve this kind of Qs where you have fillers?

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65. Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.
A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring
B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore
C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore
D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring
E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore

A. present participle with a comma is a verb modifier (not a noun modifier)
B. present participle with a comma is a verb modifier (not a noun modifier)
C. "along with" changes the meaning from "or"
D. "as well as" changes the meaning from "or"
E. CORRECT
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Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track X or Y
X = hypergrazing, which is blah blah (Noun followed by non restrictive adjective clause)
Y = pests that bore... (Noun followed by a restrictive adjective clause)

In D - the parallel effect is not maintained. The hypergrazing part uses Noun and Adjective clause where as Pests part uses a reduced adjective clause (pests boring holes etc). This causes the "awkwardness" described below.

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hyper-grazing - a phenomenon not itself performs some action. So, D and E remains.

In D, remove the middle man to check the sentence connectivity:
...hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep) as well as pests, boring...holes through large tree trunks.

Here, the gerund BORING is awkwardly modifying entire clause, which is wrong. So, E is correct.

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65. Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.
A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring
B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore
C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore
D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring
E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore


OA is

How do we solve this kind of Qs where you have fillers?
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B C & D are straight out, as they use "As well as" & "Along With".. which are substitutes for And, and here we have to use "or".....

Boring as rightly said by someone above, sounds totally wierd in reference to the context and thus provokes us cent percent to shun that option too..

leaving us with the only poor option to be clicked "E".......
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[quote2gmatcracker2010]65. Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.

A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring
B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore
C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore
D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring
E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore[/quote2]

First strike
as well as, along with --> eliminate B, C and D

Second strike
E modifies 'hyper-grazing' appropriately.

Hence, Answer: E.

[quote2apex1umt]B C & D are straight out, as they use "As well as" & "Along With".. which are substitutes for And, and here we have to use "or".....[/quote2]
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65. Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.
A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring
B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore
C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore
D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring
E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore


OA is

How do we solve this kind of Qs where you have fillers?


Splits
1. "destroying" vs "which is the destruction"
"which is the destruction" is correct
2. "as well as" vs. "or"
"or" is correct
3. "pests, boring" vs "pests that bore"
pests that bore is correct

Hence E
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I differ with others on this one.

hyper-grazing is a phenomenon which suggestively causes damage to top foliage and additionally to the pests . Hence I am leaning towards C here.

There is another reason I do not like E.

"which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore" => if the parallelism is assumed to be correct here , it means that hyper grazing by animals is the destruction of pests... => doesn't make sense.

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65. Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring holes through large tree trunks.
A. destroying the top foliage, or pests, boring
B. destroying the top foliage, as well as pests that bore
C. which destroys the top foliage, along with pests that bore
D. which is the destruction of top foliage, as well as pests, boring
E. which is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore


OA is

How do we solve this kind of Qs where you have fillers?


If we replace pronoun "which" with its antecedent "hyper-grazing", it sounds more like definition for hyper-grazing than describing the issue because of hyper-grazing.

Replacing option E in original sentence-
Though clearing and burning activities are kept in check by most afforestation programs, they fail to track hyper-grazing (by goats and sheep), <hyper-grazing> is the destruction of the top foliage, or pests that bore holes through large tree trunks.

Given this, I don't think option E is correct.
Kindly help me with the understanding
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