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With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have grown to exceed 175,000

A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have
B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of the deer population in New Jersey has
C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the deer population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has
D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanse of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have
E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has

Couple of doubts:
1. With no natural predators.......Is with required with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods?
2. In option C, how the different parts of the sentence are connected?

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03 Feb 2010, 23:42
First question we should ask is - what is the introductory clause modifying?

"With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting" - it can't be wildlife officials or the deer population. This clause clearly describes the peculiarities of New Jersey. So new "New jersey" should immediately follow the clause - and so it does in (D).

Based solely on that fact we already can choose the correct answer.

And for further analysis, it's worth mentioning that "without" seems better than "with no" - therefore (A), (B) and (C) should be considered too wordy and be out
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04 Feb 2010, 00:49
Hi Shalva,

But OA is C.

Is it because,"With no natural predators ---->modifying deer population and "expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting" ---->modifying New Jersey....

With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the deer population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has rown to exceed 175,000.

But still I am not sure what role 'the deer population in New Jersey' is playing between 'With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting' and 'wildlife officials estimate'.

Could you please throw some light.

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04 Feb 2010, 01:36
Well, I still prefer (D). Let's wait for other explanations.
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Only B and C make the sentence parallel:

With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods...

However, B changes the meaning of the sentence (widllife officials' estimate has grown vs. the deer population has grown). C is the correct answer.
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04 Feb 2010, 09:55
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I agree with Carriedinterest.

I think the problem with this question is, Option C is an unusual way of writing which normally we dont in real life. Moreover, at first sight, it looks like D is a better formed sentence than C (forgetting the fact that Parallism is better in C).
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04 Feb 2010, 16:05
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humm , good question

First thing - population is singular so , has should be used - A , D out

Between B , C and E B and C are modifying wildlife officials and C is modifying deer
Obviously deer is correct . Predators can not modify wildlife officials
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04 Feb 2010, 16:30
Hi Ichha,
Great explanation. Convinced...it should be C only...+1 from me.

Now only have one doubt if you can clear that:
Regarding the sentence structure for this right option:

With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting------>modifying deer population, the deer population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate-------->How this phrase is immediately placed after modified noun phrase 'the dear population in New Jersey' and what role it is playing in the sentence?
If you can just elaborate a bit on the sentence structure or probably a link for this would be great.

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04 Feb 2010, 16:47
Wild life officials will do the estimate or have already done the estimate
so, this modifier needs to be as close as possible to estimated number , so the meaning should be clear that it is wildlife officials who did the estimates and not deers

Now regarding the sentence structure - thats too grammatical , look at this website

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ - this will help
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With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have grown to exceed 175,000

A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have
B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of the deer population in New Jersey has
C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the deer population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has
D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanse of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have
E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has
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A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have\
Wildlife officials should not come after the comma instead the deer population should come as the deer population is modified here by the initial statement
B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of the deer population in New Jersey has
Wildlife officials's estimate should not come after the comma instead the deer population should come as the deer population is modified here by the initial statement
C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the deer population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has
Correct
D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanse of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have
The statement says without natural predators and without no hunting ... This does not makes sense
E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has
Wildlife officials should not come after the comma instead the deer population should come as the deer population is modified here by the initial statement

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02 Feb 2015, 05:04
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A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have\
Wildlife officials should not come after the comma instead the deer population should come as the deer population is modified here by the initial statement
B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of the deer population in New Jersey has
Wildlife officials's estimate should not come after the comma instead the deer population should come as the deer population is modified here by the initial statement
C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the deer population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has
Correct
D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanse of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have
The statement says without natural predators and without no hunting ... This does not makes sense
E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has
Wildlife officials should not come after the comma instead the deer population should come as the deer population is modified here by the initial statement

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