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## India's rice production

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India's rice production Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:30 pm
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In 1979 lack of rain reduced India's rice production to about 41 million tons, nearly 25 percent less than those of the 1978 harvest.

A.less than those of the 1978 harvest
B.less than the 1978 harvest

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Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:37 pm
GmatKiss wrote:
In 1979 lack of rain reduced India's rice production to about 41 million tons, nearly 25 percent less than those of the 1978 harvest.

A.less than those of the 1978 harvest. Pronoun those is missing an antedecent.
B.less than the 1978 harvest Correct.

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Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:29 pm
GmatKiss wrote:
In 1979 lack of rain reduced India's rice production to about 41 million tons, nearly 25 percent less than those of the 1978 harvest.

A.less than those of the 1978 harvest
B.less than the 1978 harvest

IMO its B.

A - The only possibility for THOSE is TONS (but that will be far fetched as TONS is not the complete entity - its coming with 41 MILLION TONS and if THOSE has to refer to "41 million TONS", then the sentence will become absurd)

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Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:55 pm
rice production is a singular noun and we cannot use 'those' (plural) to refer back to a singular noun.

hope this helps.

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