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Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 12:30
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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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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 21:33
any takers? :help2
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 21:52
I am not very confident on this one, but if it were in the test I would choose C.

D and E has second 'that' which is incorrect. 'increasing' in C sounds right because it's a continuing process.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 06:51
I choose B as well.

unfortunately I'm using the "it's sounds the best to me" approach. Nothing scientific.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 09:42
A - CO2 is not as a result of burning but instead it's resulting from the process of burning
B - CO2 increase has not stopped. Also ..increased CO2 ... would cool... does not sound right
C - Correct
D - Tense problem
E - Awkward
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 11:20
I chose A initially...but I think 'as a result of' is redundant in this case.

B is the best of all choices...but isn't increased CO2 resulting...awkward...how could a past event be affected by a present progressive event...any thoughts??
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 14:09
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I chose A initially...but I think 'as a result of' is redundant in this case.

B is the best of all choices...but isn't increased CO2 resulting...awkward...how could a past event be affected by a present progressive event...any thoughts??


in the context of this sentence, 'increased' is used as an adverb to modify CO2 not as a verb.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 15:36
Quote:
(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


D) and E) have modifier problem

out of two below, 1st one sounds right to me.
- increased co2 would cool the globe.
- increading co2 would cool the globe.

B) is the best choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 20:11
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vineetgupta wrote:
I chose A initially...but I think 'as a result of' is redundant in this case.

B is the best of all choices...but isn't increased CO2 resulting...awkward...how could a past event be affected by a present progressive event...any thoughts??


in the context of this sentence, 'increased' is used as an adverb to modify CO2 not as a verb.


"increased" is not an adverb. It's an Adjective (A past participle used as an adjective).

Well answer should be B.

"Resulting from" is a correct idiom.

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 20:21
b14kumar wrote:
"increased" is not an adverb. It's an Adjective (A past participle used as an adjective).

Well answer should be B.

"Resulting from" is a correct idiom.

- Brajesh


This is correct. Though I am confused between A and B:

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(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of


"as a result of" is a correct idiom too. Why is A incorrect?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 20:29
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b14kumar wrote:
"increased" is not an adverb. It's an Adjective (A past participle used as an adjective).

Well answer should be B.

"Resulting from" is a correct idiom.

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This is correct. Though I am confused between A and B:

Quote:
(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of


"as a result of" is a correct idiom too. Why is A incorrect?


See, In A, "increased" is used as an adjective.

If we had used "increased" as verb then A would have been a right choice, in which case sentence would like like:

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

In the above sentence "increased" is used as a Verb .
Why CO2 increased? It increased as a result of burning fossil fuels.

Does it make sense?

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 20:49
OA is B
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2007, 04:56
b14kumar wrote:
See, In A, "increased" is used as an adjective.

If we had used "increased" as verb then A would have been a right choice, in which case sentence would like like:

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

In the above sentence "increased" is used as a Verb .
Why CO2 increased? It increased as a result of burning fossil fuels.

Does it make sense?

- Brajesh


:idea: Ahh it does make sense. Thanks !!
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Re: SC ....Contrary to earlier conjectures..... [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 09:29
Also, someone correct me if I am wrong........ the meaning is vague in the other choices in A does burning act as a verb? burning fossil fuels as a verb meaning the act of burning the fuels or a gerund, burning fossil fuels in my mind means fossil fuels which are burning


Therefore B is the best
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Re: SC ....Contrary to earlier conjectures..... [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 10:00
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
what does "as a result" refer to?
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of
correct. resulting refers to increased carbon dioxide.
(C) increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of
it seems that the practice of increasing would cool..., changing the meaning. moreover, does resulting refer to atmosphere? unclear
(D) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase from burning
that is unclear
(E) atmospheric carbon dioxide that increased from burning
wrong tense
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