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If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone layer, the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation will endanger human health, causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease, and perhaps even threatening global ecological systems.

A and perhaps even threatening
B and may even threaten
C and even a possible threat to
D as well as possibly threatening
E as well as a possible threat to
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New post 22 Jul 2003, 13:12
(D)



causing and endangering must be parallel, so that leaves A & D. From there, D just sounds better :-D
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causing and endangering must be parallel, so that leaves A & D. From there, D just sounds better :-D


Shouldn't the parallel be between "causing" and "threatening" ?

Dediding between A and D is deciding between "and" and "as well as"... anybody knows a rule?

I like A by the way...
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B??


ok... "endanger" and "threaten" then...

You made me see something I had missed: the threat to global ecological systems is not a second example of how human health could be endangered, but a second effect of radiation.

In that case.. B is correct...
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evensflow wrote:
B??


ok... "endanger" and "threaten" then...

You made me see something I had missed: the threat to global ecological systems is not a second example of how human health could be endangered, but a second effect of radiation.

In that case.. B is correct...



Notice the parallelism...

will endanger human health ............... and even threaten
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Can some explain how the following clause fits in the sentence.
"causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease"

What "causing" referring to?
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If causing refers to radiation, shouldn't the sentence be the following:
radiation wil endanger, cause, and threaten.

What am I missing?
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If causing refers to radiation, shouldn't the sentence be the following:
radiation wil endanger, cause, and threaten.

What am I missing?
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"causing" is not part of the parallel structure and is there to provide examples of how human life is endangered.
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It is a trick to offer a parallel construction when, in fact, there is no need to employ one. Some books call such a trick Red Herring because it captures your attention and leads you in wrong direction.
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Go with B.
Will endanger... and may even threaten
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New post 09 May 2006, 19:01
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If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone layer, the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation will endanger human health, causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease, and perhaps even threatening global ecological systems.

A and perhaps even threatening
B and may even threaten
C and even a possible threat to
D as well as possibly threatening
E as well as a possible threat to


old question but nice discussions...

B is only parall choice that fits into the sentence. "causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease" is intervening/modifying phrase...
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