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Although no proof yet exists of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat, mounting scientific evidence has convinced many experts that there is cause for concern.

(A) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat
(B) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances that pose any threat to health
(C) that electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances pose any threat to health
(D) that poses any threat to health from electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances
(E) for any health threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances
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C is best here.

Proof of is right idiom but question is asking correct format. (Although <independent clause>, <independent clause>)

(A) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat
- Who is posing?? household appliances!!
(B) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances that pose any threat to health
- Proof is about threat not EMF
(C) that electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances pose any threat to health
- best
(D) that poses any threat to health from electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances
- Missing something
(E) for any health threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances
- totally messed up, Passive
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21 Mar 2009, 11:49
Threat is imposed by el mg field. Hence A B D are out.
E conveys what sentence intends to say but if we look at the construction "threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances". This too much use of 'by' makes it a bad boy....and hence I eliminated it. So acc to me answer is C
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21 Mar 2009, 12:07
Hi mates,

IMO C

A out: "posing" is not correct
B out: "that" is not needed
D out: the inversion of subject-verb (any threat-poses) is not needed her
E out: akward

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24 Mar 2009, 13:28
nitya34 wrote:
Although no proof yet exists of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat , mounting scientific evidence has convinced many experts that there is cause for concern.

(A) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat

(B) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances that pose any threat to health

(C) that electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances pose any threat to health

(D) that poses any threat to health from electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

(E) for any health threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

does anyone think that the proximity of "that" with "exists" in both C and D renders these choices unfit ? I think E is the best choice.

Nitya, what's the OA?
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24 Mar 2009, 20:56
neeshpal wrote:
E seems to be passive.

Not seems, it is passive. But who says that we can't select a passive sentence if there are problems with other choices (including ones that use active voice).
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24 Mar 2009, 22:18
It was a good Q
OA-C
source:Paper test
as there is no OE i am posting this url
hope there is no issue

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24 Mar 2009, 22:44
nitya34 wrote:
It was a good Q
OA-C
source:Paper test
as there is no OE i am posting this url
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I'm not sure about C here.

The construction should be : Although no proof exists (for the fact) that ....

"no proof exists that" doesn't seem to make sense and sounds odd.. probably I'm missing something here. could someone give an example that uses a similar construction as C?
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25 Mar 2009, 00:26
nitya34 wrote:
Although no proof yet exists of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat , mounting scientific evidence has convinced many experts that there is cause for concern.

(A) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat

(B) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances that pose any threat to health

(C) that electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances pose any threat to health

(D) that poses any threat to health from electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

(E) for any health threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

To introduce a modifying phrase, you need a relative pronoun therefore "that" is required here.
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25 Mar 2009, 19:03
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neeshpal wrote:
E seems to be passive.

Not seems, it is passive. But who says that we can't select a passive sentence if there are problems with other choices (including ones that use active voice).

you can select anything you want man!

It'll be better if you can provide some explanations for your "problems with other choices" .

As far as your question is concerned...

if the "that" is not close to "proof" that doesnt mean that it doesn't refer to "proof".
"proof" is the subject of the relative clause and it clearly refers to the relative pronoun "that".

It is preferable though to place "that" as close as possible to the antecedent.

http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic35719.html

we've to consider contextual sense too in conjunction to proximity.
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25 Mar 2009, 21:10
neeshpal wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
neeshpal wrote:
E seems to be passive.

Not seems, it is passive. But who says that we can't select a passive sentence if there are problems with other choices (including ones that use active voice).

you can select anything you want man!

It'll be better if you can provide some explanations for your "problems with other choices" .

As far as your question is concerned...

if the "that" is not close to "proof" that doesnt mean that it doesn't refer to "proof".
"proof" is the subject of the relative clause and it clearly refers to the relative pronoun "that".

It is preferable though to place "that" as close as possible to the antecedent.

http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic35719.html

we've to consider contextual sense too in conjunction to proximity.

Neesh, I am not sure what I wrote that made you react like this. No need to feel offended or slighted. Yes, anyone can select anything that he/she wants. No argument about that.

E doesn't seem passive, it's passive. When you use "seem", that introduces a doubt. I don't see any problem with E, apart from the fact that it's passive. I think I've clearly expressed my reservations about the usage of "exists that" in C and D (and I admit that I could be wrong on this one). A and B are too easy to eliminate, so I didn't list the problems (A and B distort the meaning) with each and every answer choice.

Fair enough?
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27 Mar 2009, 07:14
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Although no proof yet exists of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat , mounting scientific evidence has convinced many experts that there is cause for concern.

(A) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat

(B) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances that pose any threat to health

(C) that electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances pose any threat to health

(D) that poses any threat to health from electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

(E) for any health threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

I will go for C).

"exist that" and thread is caused by electromegantic field which is generated by appliances.
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18 Mar 2010, 09:16
Could someone please explain why not B

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21 Mar 2011, 10:22
C is my answer as well.

Does anyone know what difficulty level this problem is? 400, 500?
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21 Mar 2011, 13:44
nitya34 wrote:
Although no proof yet exists of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat, mounting scientific evidence has convinced many experts that there is cause for concern.

(A) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances posing any health threat
(B) of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances that pose any threat to health
(C) that electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances pose any threat to health
(D) that poses any threat to health from electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances
(E) for any health threat posed by electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances

When I saw "Although" at the beginning of the sentence and a comma in the middle of the sentence I automatically thought a comparison. So I scanned the answer choices to see what the split was and saw it was "of" and "that". In the second sentence I spotted the word "that" and began to think parallelism. I eliminated A, B, E.

Out of C and D.. C is the most concise. D is wordy and awkward.
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21 Mar 2011, 22:09
+1 for C. All other options distort the meaning of the sentence.
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23 Mar 2012, 05:32
C, 'posing any health threat' should clearly modify electromagnetic fields not home appliances. (misplaced modifier)
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23 Mar 2012, 10:46

The use of "of electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances " is wrong.

Here the author is not stressing about the proof of the " electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances" but he stresses about "the proof of threat to health posed by the electromagnetic variations".
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24 Mar 2012, 14:14
I got C by instinct. Still haven't developed a strategy for the SC questions.
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26 Mar 2012, 00:18
IMO C

Other options state "appliances are posing threat"
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