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This is the correct answer , everything suits C
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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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At C., the correct expression shouldn't be "ocean's water" instead of "ocean water"?
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A is particularly wrong because of absurd meaning. It says that clouds are formed by the evaporation of ocean’s water, which is contrary to fact. It is the condensation that ultimately causes the formation of the water. C amends this error by properly sequencing the formation
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ANSWER IS C

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.

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.
WRONG:- Lack of parallelism:- evaporation, warmed, condensing, rises none are parallel to each other.

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.
WRONG:- Incorrectly placed ""which" modifies the ocean. It seems like the ocean itself rises high into the atmosphere. (Ocean's WATER rises high in the atmosphere.)

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.
PERFECT:- Parallel structures :- Evaporates, rises, condenses. Correctly placed phrases and modifiers. Crisp and clear meaning.

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.
WRONG:- Another almost perfect sentence EXCEPT that ",warmed by the sun," cannot be bound by commas, as it is an essential phrase need for the sentence to make sense. Here it is bound by commas which makes it additional information that can be ignored. A ESSENTIAL PHRASE CANNOT BE CHANGED INTO AN ADDITIONAL PARENTHETICAL INFORMATION.

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.
WRONG:- "Which" is modifying atmosphere. It seems that atmosphere is condensing into clouds. (Ocean Water is condensing into clouds)

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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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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New post 11 Nov 2016, 08:34
In A, what is "condensing" supposed to modify. I my research, I conclude that "condensing in tiny droplets…." is a participle phrase => participle phrases can modify a noun right next to it, or a noun a little farther. If you can confirm this information, that would be great. I am curious since modifiers is a 'huge" subject.

Split1) Parallelism. This sentence is easy to read by following this logic: ocean water evaporates, rises and condenses. A.B, D and E are out.

Split2) Modifiers. the modifiers used in B, D and E are incorrect. In B "which incorrectly modifies "ocean". In D " "warmed by the sun" incorrectly modifies "evaporates". In E "which" incorrectly modifies "atmosphere". B, D and E are out.

Split3) noun vs verb. "the evaporation" vs "evaporates". Gmat prefers actions verbs such as evaporates, why? verbs are direct, short and sweet, and clearer. Nouns are passive, indirect, wordy, not clear. This is a preference so using nouns does not make the sentence wrong but it does raise a red flag for sure. A is kind of out, but not yet, but will be out.
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