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Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective tha t little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did
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Re: SC: Antartica [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 06:43
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Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective tha t little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did


I choose B between B and C.

Reasoning - to maintain ||ism we have to use so reflective.

I think B has the correct construction with "were it to do so"
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 06:54
I don't like the final sentence, but I choose B.

It provides parallelism and uses the correct idiom, as mentioned before.

temperatures are so... ice cap is so
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Re: SC: Antartica [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 07:26
B. llism.

the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is so reflective

also need semicolon ( ; ) to seperate two ICs.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 08:16
I am choosing B as well although I don't like how B ends ...were it to do so. But the other choices are worse.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 08:49
B... but not sure if "were it to do so" is correct ?
but the rest seems to be worse off...
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 11:07
Creeping and crawling through the choices, I also arrived at B.

Can anyone explain why C is incorrect?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 11:11
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Creeping and crawling through the choices, I also arrived at B.

Can anyone explain why C is incorrect?


the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective,

These are two clauses we need separate verb here. In 'C' verb is missing.
It makes it sound like...

the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap reflective,
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 11:24
vivek123 wrote:
giddi77 wrote:
Creeping and crawling through the choices, I also arrived at B.

Can anyone explain why C is incorrect?


the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective,

These are two clauses we need separate verb here. In 'C' verb is missing.
It makes it sound like...

the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap reflective,


Got it! :idea:
Thanks vivek.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 12:00
go with B as well...II'sim is there + it uses correct idiom...{are so cold & is so reflective}

though "were it to do so" sounds weird to me... :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2005, 14:49
giddi77 wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
giddi77 wrote:
Creeping and crawling through the choices, I also arrived at B.

Can anyone explain why C is incorrect?


the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective,

These are two clauses we need separate verb here. In 'C' verb is missing.
It makes it sound like...

the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap reflective,


Got it! :idea:
Thanks vivek.



Is there a difference in meaning between "little of the polar ice melts" (used in B,D and E) and little polar ice melts (used in A and C)

Can some one clarify if the following interpretations are correct?

little of polar ice - implies a small portion of the polar ice

little polar ice - implies the polar ice, which was little, melts..

:?

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