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222. Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning fossil fuels would cool the globe by reducing the amount of solar energy absorbed by snow.

(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of
(C) increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of
(D) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase from burning
(E) atmospheric carbon dioxide that increased from burning
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04 Jun 2005, 05:14
C seems parallel

increasing CO2......reducing ...solar energy
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04 Jun 2005, 06:23
Agree with C.

D - "increase - reducing " not parallel.

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07 Jun 2005, 16:35
The OA is B.
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07 Jun 2005, 17:55
(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning

(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of

(C) increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of
- 'increasing' not required as we're not emphasizing continuous action

(D) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase from burning
- lenghty and modifier should stick close to the noun carbon dioxide

(E) atmospheric carbon dioxide that increased from burning
- 'increased from burning' is not idiomatic

Between A and B, I'll go with B. increased Co2 resulting from is better.
Not too sure, what's the OE on this one.
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