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Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water

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Re: Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2014, 10:58
This is the correct answer , everything suits C
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Re: Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2015, 19:08
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This was my elimination process:

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by
the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust.
"water that is warmed by the sun and rises high into the atmosphere" --> makes it seem that water rises high into the atmosphere, which is not correct. So i move to the next choice

B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises
high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
"which" is a relative pronoun and modifies the word immediately before it - in this case, oceans. Oceans do not rise high. Eliminate



C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
Makes sense for the large part. The initial "Warmed by the Sun", ocean confused me a little bit. This confusion was unnecessary as "ocean" here is like an adjective describing water. Thus, "warmed by the sun" is modifying "water" as it should


D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
This sentence was really confusing. "Warmed by the sun" isn't placed correctly - What is being warmed? The water is. Then why isn't it placed right next to the word "water"?? On the whole this sentence was awkward because of the positions of some of the modifiers. So I moved on


E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere,
which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.
Makes it seem like the atmosphere condenses into tiny droplets - "Which" is a relative pronoun that modifies the word that comes immediately before it. This isn't correct. Eliminate

"C" was the best answer.
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Re: Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2015, 13:02
At C., the correct expression shouldn't be "ocean's water" instead of "ocean water"?
Re: Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water   [#permalink] 11 Mar 2015, 13:02

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