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William Hornby acquired bison herds for breeding stock hoping that this move would eventually lead to increasing in their numbers, and a fortification of their environment.

A. increasing in their numbers,
B. an increase in their numbers,
C. their increase in numbers,
D. an increasing in numbers,
E. an increasing in the numbers of them,
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28 Dec 2005, 04:17
Choose B, because of paralism.

an increase in their numbers... and a fortification of their...
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28 Dec 2005, 06:01
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William Hornby acquired bison herds for breeding stock hoping that this move would eventually lead to increasing in their numbers, and a fortification of their environment.

A. increasing in their numbers,
B. an increase in their numbers,
C. their increase in numbers,
D. an increasing in numbers,
E. an increasing in the numbers of them,

D for parallelism ...E is incorrect coz "the numbers" should be "the number"

Editted: oops, I meant B ...hik, what's wrong with me, I thought of sth and picked sth else

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28 Dec 2005, 06:39
a definite B. The only choice that makes the sentence more parallel
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28 Dec 2005, 06:51
HIMALAYA wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
Editted: oops, I meant B ...hik, what's wrong with me, I thought of sth and picked sth else

B too for llism.

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