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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
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13 Jun 2008, 10:11
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13 A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.
a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

Gone for B.
Reasoning I thought is:
"possibly resulting from increasing" modifies "dwindling of food supplies" not the "food supplies".
That rules A & C.
Left with B, D & E. Of which B is better.
I am not sure whether the reasoning is correct or not. Please comment.
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

Please explain your answer. Also, what is the logical difference between "resulting from" and "as a result of"? I know that "result of" is used as a verb whereas "as a result of" is used as a noun. but even when I know that, I still have a hard time choosing one of them here. what is the logical difference?
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30 Jun 2008, 05:48
a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
"increasing" is wrong. It is completed activity so we cannot use increasing, which implies still happening.

b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
Seems OK.

c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
Same reasoning as A.

d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
We need "that" in the starting. Here "that" is modifying seabead.
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
Same reasoning as A and D.
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
You suffer from a disease or something like that...not from dwindling food supplies....boom!!
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
Correct
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
were is ambiguous here....fishes or food supplies dwindling??....hmmm boom!!
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
The study did not reveal creatures, but the fact that creatures were suffering
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
The study did not reveal creatures, but the fact that creatures were suffering
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30 Jun 2008, 08:48
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I think the previous posters are correct that the correct answer is B, and that part of the reason that A cannot be correct is that A says the creatures suffered from dwindling food supplies, which doesn't make any sense.

that said, I'll still try to answer your question about "as a result of" vs "resulting from,"

in this sentence, just look at this segment: "... that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from ..."

now remove "of the seabed" and "from dwindling food supplies," to remove some of the clutter of the sentence, because you want to be able to see clearly what the "possibly resulting from" part of the sentence is referring to. that leaves you with "... that creatures ... were suffering ... , possibly resulting from ..."

now you should be able to see pretty clearly that the phenomenon whose cause the sentence is trying to explain is the creatures' suffering, and not the dwindling food supplies. the dwindling food supplies is a secondary point in the sentence. the main issue is the suffering of the creatures. hopefully you can see that when you remove some of the supporting details?

now the question becomes: do creatures suffer as a result of something, or do they suffer resulting from something? only the first choice is correct, because "resulting from" can only be used with a noun, while "as a result of" is used with verbs. since suffer is a verb, "as a result of" must be used.

let me know if you have any questions about that.
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30 Jun 2008, 16:53
OA is B. Thanks kelli for your explanation! you do such a great job with your detailed explanation!
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22 Jul 2008, 12:56
A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

(A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

(B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

(C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

(D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

(E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
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22 Jul 2008, 13:09
C.

We need the word "that" as a connector.

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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

(A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
It's unclear what the phrase "possibly resulting from increasing..." modifies. ambiguity = wrong.
(B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
I believe the correct idiom is "because of X" rather than because X.(C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
correct use of "that". and "because of X" is the correct idiom (maybe it's not an idiom at all, but it sounds right). "which were dwindling..." correctly modifies "food supplies". The object modified needed to be right next to the modifying phrase, which it is.
(D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
Doesn't have "that".
(E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

Doesn't have "that".
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22 Jul 2008, 13:58
B sounds best because the problem is the process "food supplies are dwindling", not objects "food supplies". there is no problem with "because".
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22 Jul 2008, 18:30
apurva1985 wrote:
A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

(A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing =>resulting from is not good.dwindling food supplies is also awkward

(B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in -> food supplies dwindling so creatured suffered.Is the food supply theirs.It does not coinnect the sentence properly

(C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

(D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in -> creatures not revealed

(E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

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22 Jul 2008, 18:47
Clear A for me.

Use of because of is wrong here..suffering from dwindling supplies is fine.
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22 Jul 2008, 20:45
"possibly resulting from increasing " properly modifies "dwindling food supplies"
...... hence A is best option.
"because of food supplies, which were dwindling" in C is unnecessarily wordy.
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22 Jul 2008, 22:51
I will go with A "suffering from" looks better than "suffering because of"....
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23 Jul 2008, 06:39
I will go with B.

suffering..because resources are dwindling..this makes sense.
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23 Jul 2008, 07:34
I'll go with B here.

What do you guys think about the end of underlined portion -

result of an increase in vs as a result of increasing
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

1. that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

2. that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

3. that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

4. creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

5. creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
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28 Jul 2008, 04:04
2.

1. is correct but 2 represents it more concise.
3. unnecessary prononun.
4. distorts the sentence.
5. changes the meaning.
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28 Jul 2008, 10:21
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

1. that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies possibly resulting from increasing

2. that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

3. that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

4. creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
that missing
5. creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
that missing

between A and B.

A sugests that
"dwindling food supplies" possibly "resulting from increasing surface temperatures"

it looks like some one increasing the surface tempartures to "dwindle food supplies"

B.. is perfect.
dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in surface temperature.
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.
a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
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a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in---Perfect
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in-We require that here
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing- same as D
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