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# A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989

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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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09 Dec 2005, 16:15
Between B and C I am torn. I will begin with standing near C.

as a result of is correct idiom to use here to show cause of "dwindling food supplies"

A: resulting from increasing - awkward
B. seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling
the cause and effect both are shown as continuing in parallel. I thought the suffering was because of dwindling food supplies not because of the dwindling process

D/E out we need "that" to introduce clause.
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09 Dec 2005, 19:24
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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.

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

between these two, I pick C coz " increasing" ,as a V-ing, can express a process ...and we're talking about a process here :
were dwindling....increasing temperature ( as a noun) .....during .......
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09 Dec 2005, 20:17
HIMALAYA wrote:
why not A?
joemama142000 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

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

IMO, what "resulting from increasing..." is "dwindling food supplies" ...A makes "resulting...." of the "suffering"
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10 Dec 2005, 05:29
(A) for multiple reasons reasons. This sentence is loaded with idioms!

1. dwindling food supplies...increasing sea surface temperatures.... llism.
2. resulting from is idiomatic.
3. revealed that is idiomatic.
4. suffering from is idiomatic.
5. most concise
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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

why not A?

IMO, what "resulting from increasing..." is "dwindling food supplies" ...A makes "resulting...." of the "suffering"

absolutly. the PP "resulting........." doesnot modify the dwindling food supplies. the PP modifies the whole clause not a particular phrase. therefore A is incorrect.

In B it is clear that what is dwindled. so B wins.....
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A.says they were suffering from "dwindling food supplies", there is nothing like this
B is correct
C changes the meaning of the sentence by saying "dwindling possibly"
D creatures that were suffering again changes the meaning
E same as D

hence B is correct
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11 Dec 2005, 01:39
joemama142000 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

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

here is my reasoning.

D/E are wrong - need "that"

A is wrong because "suffering from dwindling food supplies " is illogical

a creature can suffer from a broken ankle but how can it suffer from food supplies?

C is wrong because it changes the meaning of the original sentence. Here "dwindling" becomes unessessary modifyer. whereas A it is necessary.
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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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03 Sep 2006, 13:03
hi guru,

Just curious, what made you eliminate A?

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hi guru,

Just curious, what made you eliminate A?

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A has a couple of problems:
1. Idiom: Creatures can suffer from a disease. It is wierd to say "Creatures suffered from a dwindling food resources".
2. the phrase ",possibly resulting from" is not clear what it is trying to modify. In B, there is a clear separation with "because", so we can clearly see that the phrase modififies (supports) the dwindling of the food supplies.
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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

shed light on A&B ...thanks a ton!
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12 Sep 2006, 19:11
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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

shed light on A&B ...thanks a ton!

B for the following reasons:

1. "revealed that" seems Idiomatic.

2. I think we use "suffering from" with a noun

3. "possibly resulting from increasing" in A seems awkward
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12 Sep 2006, 19:28
Will go for 'B'

Creatures were suffering because food supplies were dwindling looks ok to me

But I am not sure of possibly resulting from increasing it is present continuous
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12 Sep 2006, 19:50
I will with B.

'possibly resulting from increasing' doesn't seem correct.

'as a result of' is correct idiom.
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12 Sep 2006, 19:53
I think B is a passive compared with(?/to) A

A should be it
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A seems to suggest that sea tempratutres are still increasing but the period being talked about (1989 to 1996) is already over.
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Would go for (A).Possibly resulting....seems to modify the dwindling food supplies adequately.
In (B) possibly as a result of seems to be detached from the main reason.
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One more for B.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing - suffering from (a disease).WRONG.

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

c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing - changes the meaning. the creatures were suffering from a lack of food supplies. WRONG

d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in - need that. WRONG

e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing - need that. WRONG
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15 Apr 2007, 21:20
Someone please explain to me why the original sentence is not correct.

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

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

After reading through both choices, I thought perhas the problem with the original is that the "possibly resulting from....." is modifying the noun food supplies and in the correct choice it's modifying the act of the food supplies dwindling? However, I'm still not sure so someone please help explain. Thanks!
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