# Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.

Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.

A. those of loss rise

B. it rises for loss

C. those of losses rise

D. the rate of loss rises

E. there are rises for the rate of loss

In-depth Explanation and Correct Answer Below (so you don’t see it while reviewing the question)

## Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters… Explanation

Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise,

(A) those of loss rise

What does “those” refer to? There’s nothing plural that would make sense.

(B) it rises for loss

What is the “it”? The “rate”? Could be. But then it reads “The rate rises for loss”. That’s not quite right. It should be the “rate of loss rises”.

(C) those of losses rise

What does “those” refer to?  There’s nothing plural that would make sense. Losses must be parallel to addition.

(D) the rate of loss rises

The rate of addition vs the rate of loss.

(E) there are rises for the rate of loss

Comparison structure isn’t parallel. Rate of addition will drop while (need something similar to the first half). “Rises for” seems unidiomatic. “Rise in” might work but still wouldn’t fix the parallelism issue.