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# Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased

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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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10 Aug 2004, 17:34
My choice is A.

E & D are eliminated because the usage 'increased from' seems to be wrong.

C is elimintated because it sounds as if the atmosphere is formed by the result of burning fossil fuels.

Between A and B, B seems to bring in unwanted extra words so I am eliminating B as well.

Correct me if I am wrong.

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10 Aug 2004, 22:13
doggita wrote:
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

Hi friends,
I will go for "C" on this.

1. Original senetence requires SUBJECT - " it may be that ..." and "increasing carbon dioxide" is require gerund-subject
2. "incresing carbon dioxide" is a gerund, which shows it is an ongoing, continuous process
3. "combustion of " at the end of the underlined part is require.
4. "increasing... resulting..." forms a parallel structure with "...reducing..." of non-underlined part

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Re: SC   [#permalink] 10 Aug 2004, 22:13
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