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During the last interglacial period, the climate on the Earth was warmer than it is today, and the consequent melting of the polar ice caps caused the sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now.

A. sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now
B. sea level to be raised over its height presently about 60 feet
C. sea level to rise about 60 feet above its present height
D. level of the seas to rise over and above its present height about 60 feet
E. level of the seas to be raised over their height, now about 60 feet

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A. sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now - wordy
B. sea level to be raised over its height presently about 60 feet - Passive voice. Not necessary in this sentence.
C. sea level to rise about 60 feet above its present height - CORRECT
D. level of the seas to rise over and above its present height about 60 feet - level of the seas? that's ackward. "over and above its present... " is wordy.
E. level of the seas to be raised over their height, now about 60 feet - wrong: passive voice (in this case is wrong) and ackward.

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noboru wrote:
During the last interglacial period, the climate on the Earth was warmer
than it is today, and the consequent melting of the polar ice caps caused the sea
level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now.

A. sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now
B. sea level to be raised over its height presently about 60 feet
C. sea level to rise about 60 feet above its present height--- Correct
D. level of the seas to rise over and above its present height about 60 feet
E. level of the seas to be raised over their height, now about 60 feet

first we have choose between to be raised and to rise. no one is going to raise the sea level so passive mode doesn't make sense. So its clearly to rise. B and E are out.
sea level to raise is wrong . A is out.

to rise over and above its present height seems awkward and has redundant words

C clearly mentions that the sea level to rise about 60 feet above its present height ..
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C seems like the correct...however, i do have a question reagrding the use of "raise vs rise". i believe "raise" is followed with a direct object while "rise" can't have any direct object. in this question, "rise" is followed by "rise about 60 feet above its present height". is that considered a direct object? thanks!
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Definitely C Short Crisp and without any Error
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C because it sounds right.

Couldn't really tell you why (maybe it's an idiom) but you definitely need "rise" rather than "raise" and the other two that used "rise" were kind of passive voice (i guess) and wordy.
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While I was reading the question I automatically replaced "raise" with "rise". And there is only one option with "rise" which is correct and concise as well. Hence C.
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30 Aug 2010, 03:31
C

A&B: raise wrong

D,E: level of the sea wordy and incorrect
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11 Sep 2010, 09:09
Straight C.

As per MGMAT SC ... rise vs raise .... to rise is used to show a general increase in level of anything.... while raise is used for only Salary and bets .
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devashish wrote:
Straight C.

As per MGMAT SC ... rise vs raise .... to rise is used to show a general increase in level of anything.... while raise is used for only Salary and bets .

what??
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I think raise is when a person or a force increase the level of an object, ex, raise salary, raise hands,...

Whereas rise is the subject itself going up, ex, sun rises, stock price rises
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I got C for this one. Like VW said, I can only say that it sounds correct when the entire phrase is read.
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17 Sep 2010, 10:22
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devashish wrote:
Straight C.

As per MGMAT SC ... rise vs raise .... to rise is used to show a general increase in level of anything.... while raise is used for only Salary and bets .

what??

Raise is a verb, which is always followed by direct object. i.e. some one triggers the increase.

Rise is to show that something has been increased. Eg rise in prices, rise in interest rates.
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i also thought that it plain wrong to use raise in this sentence. so, 3 options are out. C sounds clean and nice.
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A/B RAised??? really

D- over and above??? reallly??

E- Their? WHAAAT!!! SAYYYW WHAATTT

Therefore C IS the Seckiest ans here ...YEaH Me = 1 SC = 99
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noboru wrote:
During the last interglacial period, the climate on the Earth was warmer
than it is today, and the consequent melting of the polar ice caps caused the sea
level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now.

A. sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now
B. sea level to be raised over its height presently about 60 feet
C. sea level to rise about 60 feet above its present height
D. level of the seas to rise over and above its present height about 60 feet
E. level of the seas to be raised over their height, now about 60 feet

C wins. This questions is essentially about maintaining the voice and concision. Other options are either wordy or are not in active voice.
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noboru wrote:
During the last interglacial period, the climate on the Earth was warmer than it is today, and the consequent melting of the polar ice caps caused the sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now.

A. sea level to raise about 60 feet over and above what its height presently is now
B. sea level to be raised over its height presently about 60 feet
C. sea level to rise about 60 feet above its present height
D. level of the seas to rise over and above its present height about 60 feet
E. level of the seas to be raised over their height, now about 60 feet

raised and over are redundant. Also, 'rise' is the correct usage instead of 'raise'

C is the correct option
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