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# An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project

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24. An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.
A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and
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15 May 2008, 01:11
Answer option D, 'projects' agree with 'group' and has a logical construction
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15 May 2008, 05:31
I think it is E.

Initially, narrow it down to D and E by the verb agreement "projects" with "group".
Between D and E, E is better since it is average "between", and not average "from".

Idiomatic error introduced along with original error of subject-verb agreement.

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15 May 2008, 06:19
It should be "D". In E there is incorrect usage of 'of' and 'between' together.
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15 May 2008, 06:21
E.

narrowed it down to D and E because of "a group ... projects". Then picked E, because didn't like D for using "projects global warming to average", should be "projects a global warming averaging..", thus E
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15 May 2008, 08:27
E for me.
In D, ...group projects X to average...does not sound right.
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15 May 2008, 11:32
We require singular verb ,so A B C are out ,between D and E ,I will go for D .
In E sentence seems imcomplete
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15 May 2008, 11:39
I retract .On careful examination ,E looks best .The intended meaning is clear from between .from construction in D gives meaning that global warming average will start from 1.8 and end at 6.3
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15 May 2008, 11:57
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24. An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.
A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

"An international group of.... projects", so A,B,C are out
between D and E. Both looks ok to me, however, assuming that original meaning of the sentence doesn't contain any obvious errors, I would like to preserve the original meaning

I would pick E.

D seems that the average will be raising from 1.8 to 6.3
but E is telling me that the average will be between 1.8 and 6.3
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15 May 2008, 12:05
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D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

E -Wrong - between 1.8 and 6.3 is correct (only if these two values are present). But, we have from 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1 to 6.3
D -Correct. Uses From to correctly. Also shortest.
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15 May 2008, 12:19
E for me as well. Use of singular verb keep out A, B and C. Between D and E. D has incorrect use of average.
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15 May 2008, 13:18
D does not have the same effect as original 'A' intended. Even though E is strange, I prefer E.
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15 May 2008, 17:21
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between D and E. Both looks ok to me, however, assuming that original meaning of the sentence doesn't contain any obvious errors, I would like to preserve the original meaning

I really realy like this reasoning! This tip may help me in the future! Thanks!

OA is E
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15 May 2008, 18:11
sondenso wrote:
24. An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.
A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

This sentence can be read as :

"An international group...projects...Y"
We need "projects" here because "group" is singular.
So that leaves to D and E.

D would have been the answer if it had been " projects global warming to average X"
You cannot specify a range after the "to average" in D.

So that leaves E where "between" is used correctly.
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