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Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

(A) and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil
(B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
(C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
(D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
(E) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil

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What's the difference between " the soil of a particular forest" and a particular forest's soil" in terms of meaning?
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04 Apr 2012, 14:56
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Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

A)..
B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
E) but also specific environmental requirements, such a for a particular forest's soil

What's wrong with c?
What's the difference between " the soil of a particular forest" and a particular forest's soil" in terms of meaning?

Choice C breaks parallel structure. Ignoring the rest, you can read the last part of the sentence like this: Requirements for a forest's soil, for a forest's air, for a forest's degree of moisture, and for a forest's weather conditions. Of course, "for a forest's" only needs to be stated once.

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24 Aug 2015, 18:58
eybrj2 wrote:
Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

A)..
B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
E) but also specific environmental requirements, such a for a particular forest's soil

What's wrong with c?
What's the difference between " the soil of a particular forest" and a particular forest's soil" in terms of meaning?

Hi all,

but also construction is idiomatic ....
This leaves us with C, D and E.

Function of AS:
1: It can be used for comparison : In this case the such as should be followed by a clause eg. in C - such as for the soil of a particular forest.
2: As a Function : In this case the such as should be followed by a noun eg in E - such as a for a particular forest's soil.

Here AS is used as a function therefore E.

Like is not used as a function so D goes out.

Hope it helps.

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24 Aug 2015, 23:36
Is there a transcription problem? where is the 'as' in E? If we use 'as' in the role playing function, then there should be no ' such" ; It should be just 'as'. The moment we use such as, it becomes part of an example.

The specific question is : what is the difference between 'for the soil of a particular forest' and 'for a particular forest's soil'?
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19 Sep 2017, 02:23
for me it boiled down to c & E. i went ahead with c. and still not able to figure out why C is wrong. Expect different "articles " i don't see any difference between the two options.
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20 Sep 2017, 02:47
What is difference btw C And E. I believe soil of particular forest makes more sense than having apostrophe ... ?
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I believe soil of particular forest makes more sense than having apostrophe ... ?

Yes - it does make more sense if you only consider this phrase as a stand alone one.

But, you have to also note what follows the non underline portion. "air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions" should make reference to the forest - note the keyword "particular" used to modify "forest". So, in order to maintain the meaning we must make sure that all the following noun do refer to "forest" - and hence the need of apostrophe.

......... forest's X, Y, Z and ...

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20 Sep 2017, 10:17
sumanainampudi wrote:
What is difference btw C And E. I believe soil of particular forest makes more sense than having apostrophe ... ?

forest's soil,air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

but C breaks this structure .each element is related to forest ,but C makes air ,degree of moisture and weather kind of separate entity.

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26 Sep 2017, 09:49
eybrj2 wrote:
Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

(A) and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil
(B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
(C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
(D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
(E) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil

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Answer c makes more sense to me as all other ,,, air , degree of moisture , and weather conditions are a list important to the soil of the forest

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26 Sep 2017, 10:18
What is difference between "for the soil of a particular forest" and "for a particular forest's soil"

Why is option C wrong

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28 Sep 2017, 02:11
The posts by Swoosh617 and godot 53 explain what's wrong with C. It doesn't make sense to say that trees require "degree of moisture" or "weather conditions." Even "air" is odd, as it's unlikely that the author is simply telling us that the need for air is genetic. Those phrases only make sense in context. The trees require the soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions of a particular forest. Only D and E correctly set this up with the possessive ("a particular forest's soil, air," etc.).

There's nothing inherently wrong with saying "the soil of a particular forest." That construction just doesn't set us up for a meaningful, parallel list using the nouns that follow.
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