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To meet the rapidly rising market demand for fish and

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To meet the rapidly rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diets.

(a) their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment
(b) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
(c) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
(d) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment
(e) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut

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18 Dec 2005, 21:29
novase101 wrote:
To meet the rapidly rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diets.

(a) their natural growth rate, cutting their feed allotment
(b) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
(c) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
(d) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment
(e) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut

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We need parallelism here so B and E are out...."Growing them....cutting their...raising them..."

C....IMO, I don't think suppliers can grow fish "naturally" so its out

Between A & D, D is more parallel to "Growing fish".
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18 Dec 2005, 23:27
A seems correct as is.
twice as fast as their natural growth rate

is correct comparison.
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18 Dec 2005, 23:56
Agree with D.

they grow naturally

they refer to suppliers
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19 Dec 2005, 08:48
Think D too...

It has the same parallel structure as A, but is more pregnant.

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19 Dec 2005, 08:54
I narrowed it to A and D.
Their and They in A and D refer not to suppliers but to fish.
Given this, what is wrong with A? How is D more parallel than A?

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19 Dec 2005, 09:00
Bhai wrote:
What is wrong with C?

C is wrong becasue naturally is used in refernce to the growth rate and not in reference to the method of growing the fish. C distorts the meaning by suggesting that the suppliers choose the natural way of growing fish.
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19 Dec 2005, 09:10
Bhai wrote:
What is wrong with C?

I think, because the producers can't gro them naturally; the fishes will grow naturally ( without the producers care)

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19 Dec 2005, 09:19
With a bit of hesitation,
I feel that Their in A&B and They in D&E are creating confusion, who the Their/They is referring to.

I guess C corrects the same....

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19 Dec 2005, 14:07
They/their create ambiguity in A/D. C should be correct.

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19 Dec 2005, 18:31

I guess I am a bit confused as to why "they grow naturally" works better than "their natural growth rate"

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19 Dec 2005, 18:39
novase101 wrote:

I guess I am a bit confused as to why "they grow naturally" works better than "their natural growth rate"

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in their natural growth rate
their is incorrectly referring to "suppliers" NOT fishes because fish is singular (if sentense says "fish" not fishes)
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