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Sentence Correction: Pronoun Questions - Ambiguity

In 2006, over 30 percent of Nepal's GDP came from agriculture, while in India it was merely 17 percent.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The pronoun it is ambiguous because it is not clear what noun it refers to in the first part of the sentence: Nepal's GDP or agriculture.

What helps us identify this question as a Pronoun question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Every pronoun in the underlined part of the sentence or after it

Furthermore, the comparison in this sentence is illogical.

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Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the Pronoun Ambiguity mistake in the original question, it still draws an incomplete and illogical comparison.

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This sentence even strengthens the incorrect comparison by comparing the countries' agriculture (... agriculture, compared with India's agriculture...) and not agriculture's part in each country's GDP.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the stylistic flaw in the original question, it still draws an illogical comparison.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the originalstylistic flaw. The pronoun it is ambiguous because it is not clear what noun it refers to in the first part of the sentence: Nepal's GDP or agriculture.

What helps us identify this question as a Pronoun question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Every pronoun in the underlined part of the sentence or after it

Furthermore, it repeats the illogical comparison in the original sentence.

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Well done!

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This answer choice corrects the ambiguity mistake and the illogical comparison in the original sentence, by changing it was merely 17 percent to merely 17 percent of India's GDP came from agriculture, and spelling out the comparison in full.

while in India it was merely 17 percent
compared with India's agriculture, which was merely 17 percent
whereas agriculture accounted for a mere 17 percent in India
compared with India, where it was a mere 17 percent
whereas merely 17 percent of India's GDP came from agriculture