Minnesota is the only one of the contigous forty-eight states where there is still sizable population of wolves and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.
OG 10 says that this is a vaild statement. Although i marked this qn correct because all the other options were worse, but still i am skeptical about 'this predator'. Should not it be 'These predators' because the sentence talks about wolves (plural) not wolf (singular)?
and dont you think, where there is an awkward construction?
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As Ron is fond of saying, don't question official answers! Official answers are always correct by definition, and your job is not to question that but rather to understand how they can be correct if you think there is a contradiction with rules you've learned. In this case, "this" technically refers to "predator", so there is no problem. As for the "awkward construction" issue, can you point to a rule in our SC strategy guide that says awkward constructions are wrong? Since you can't, :) you should avoid ever eliminating an answer choice based on the perception that it is awkward. Please note that although the OG uses "awkward and wordy" as a frequent excuse for eliminating an answer choice, this is NEVER the real reason the answer is wrong; there is ALWAYS something other than "awkward and wordy" that makes the choice wrong..