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(A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size (B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado (C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado (D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Coloradoâ€™s (E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Coloradoâ€™s size I know why a,b and e are out, but don't know why D is wrong _________________ Success = Max(Hardwork) + Min(Luck) Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 27 Nov 2007 Posted: 33 messages Target GMAT Score: 750+ Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size. (A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size (B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado (C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado (D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Coloradoâ€™s (E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Coloradoâ€™s size My answer : C A,B : HAVE incorrect E: about Colorado's size, what is colorado's size? not mentioned, incorrect C and D are close. What I could eliminate was that "about the size of Colorado's" in the C. Its sort of repetion that you are already mentioning size of colorado, and using possessive noun to state the same. i tend to avoid possesive.. So, C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15387 messages Followed by: 1872 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 zaarathelab wrote: Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size. (A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size (B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado (C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado (D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Coloradoâ€™s (E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Coloradoâ€™s size I know why a,b and e are out, but don't know why D is wrong In A and B, have (plural) does not agree with the number (singular). Eliminate A and B. In D and E, has grown...UP is either an error of redundancy or a change in meaning. To grow UP means to progress from childhood to adulthood. Whereas a child grows UP, the number of acres simply HAS GROWN. Eliminate D and E. The correct answer is C. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 22 Sep 2010 Posted: 55 messages Upvotes: 1 Test Date: 8 Oct Target GMAT Score: 700+ zaarathelab wrote: Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size. (A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size (B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado (C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado (D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Coloradoâ€™s (E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Coloradoâ€™s size I know why a,b and e are out, but don't know why D is wrong D is out because of the use "the size of Colorado's" and the word "up" .. not needed. _________________ Regards Abhimanyu Legendary Member Joined 26 Jul 2011 Posted: 2789 messages Followed by: 43 members Upvotes: 206 Target GMAT Score: 700+ GMAT Score: 640 Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size. (A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Coloradoâ€™s size (B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado (C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado (D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Coloradoâ€™s (E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Coloradoâ€™s size IMO:C Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 31 Oct 2011 Posted: 32 messages Upvotes: 2 Another reason to eliminate D (IMO) is ellipis - redundancy. Size of Colorado's (Size). • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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