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by ildude02 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:38 pm
The cottontail rabbit population in orange county, california, has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the negative population and the clearing of sorrounding woodlands.

1. the same
2. years as a result of removing
3. years, resulting from the removing of
4.years, which is a result of removal
5.years, which is a result of the removal of

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by chidcguy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:58 pm
D & E are out as they seem to say years are the result of some removal process.

and the clearing of surrounding woodlands, is NOT parallel with removal in A

C is my pick because the increase happened because of another action and the action needs an ing form.

Also, the removing of the negative population

is parallel with

the clearing of surrounding woodlands.

Sounds awkward though

What is the OA?

Diff Q, What does increases unchecked means?
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by sibbineni » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:19 pm
IMO C

OA please

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by reachac » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:49 am
IMO A

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by codesnooker » Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:21 am
IMO (B)

Correct IDIOM: as a result of + removing (parallel to) clearing

What is OA?

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by ildude02 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:37 am
the correct choice is A.

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by chidcguy » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:09 am
Can you tell us why A is the correct answer?
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by ildude02 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:15 am
The population has increased as a result of 2 things, so these 2 things should be parallel. And in A, both the causes which led to this population increase are in parallel.

I picked C as well when I saw this in the prep test but I later figured the error. Choice C is a trap making "resulting" look parallel to "clearing", but chocie A is good as it is with both the causes parallel and "as a result of" is more idiomatic. That's my understanding, unless anyone has any better reasons for choosing A.

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by nitin86 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:38 am
ildude02 wrote:The population has increased as a result of 2 things, so these 2 things should be parallel. And in A, both the causes which led to this population increase are in parallel.

I picked C as well when I saw this in the prep test but I later figured the error. Choice C is a trap making "resulting" look parallel to "clearing", but chocie A is good as it is with both the causes parallel and "as a result of" is more idiomatic. That's my understanding, unless anyone has any better reasons for choosing A.
What's the problem with B ?

It has....as a result of ...and "Removing" also....

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by Mahalo » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:33 pm
"as a result of removal of the negative population" is parallel with "clearing of surrounding woodlands"".

Therefore (A) is my pick.

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by Arabian Baba » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:27 pm
IMO A

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by gaurang » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:53 am
I agree with codesnooker

The list of reasons must be in parallel, removing is parallel to clearing.
I opt for B
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Re: parallelism

by kiranlegend » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:25 am
ildude02 wrote:The cottontail rabbit population in orange county, california, has increased unchecked in recent years as a result of the removal of the negative population and the clearing of sorrounding woodlands.

1. the same
2. years as a result of removing
3. years, resulting from the removing of
4.years, which is a result of removal
5.years, which is a result of the removal of
Here the first choice is not the repeat of the thing given in the question.

However, I thought that the correct answer could be either b or c. Resulting from + action is also correct, if as a result of + parllel thngs is correct..

hmm.. but i'd pick C because the stmt before ',' can exist alone too..

anyway why the correct is A? what does A mean? A means the original sentence is correct??

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by sharkss » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:02 am
nitin86 wrote:
ildude02 wrote:The population has increased as a result of 2 things, so these 2 things should be parallel. And in A, both the causes which led to this population increase are in parallel.

I picked C as well when I saw this in the prep test but I later figured the error. Choice C is a trap making "resulting" look parallel to "clearing", but chocie A is good as it is with both the causes parallel and "as a result of" is more idiomatic. That's my understanding, unless anyone has any better reasons for choosing A.
What's the problem with B ?

It has....as a result of ...and "Removing" also....

B is not right because it is not entirely parallel ...

as a result of THE '...' OF

B does not have "THE" before removal...

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by Ancientmtk » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:20 pm
removing of is NOT a noun like that of "the clearing of"