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# In late 1997, the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh

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In late 1997, the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh Menkaure at Giza were closed to visitors for cleaning and repair due to moisture exhaled by tourists, which raised its humidity to such levels so that salt from the stone was crystallizing and fungus was growing on the walls.
A. due to moisture exhaled by tourists, which raised its humidity to such levels so that salt from the stone was crystallizing
B. due to moisture that tourists had exhaled, thereby raising its humidity to such levels that salt from the stone would crystallize
C. because tourists were exhaling moisture, which had raised the humidity within them to levels such that salt from the stone would crystallize
D. because of moisture that was exhaled by tourists raising the humidity within them to levels so high as to make the salt from the stone crystallize
E. because moisture exhaled by tourists had raised the humidity within them to such levels that salt from the stone was crystallizing
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10 Jun 2005, 06:19
C is my choice.. tense and comparison.

In late 1997, the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh Menkaure at Giza were closed to visitors for cleaning and repair because tourists were exhaling moisture, which had raised the humidity within them to levels such that salt from the stone would crystallize and fungus was growing on the walls.
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10 Jun 2005, 07:23
All but E have problems.

A - verb problem "its.
B - same as A
C - is close but them seems to indicate tourists instead of the chambers.
D - seems to indicate the tourists were raising the humidity
E - correct

Read E like this

In late 1997, the chambers [inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh Menkaure at Giza ] were closed [to visitors for cleaning and repair ] because moisture [ that was exhaled by tourists] had raised the humidity within them to such levels that salt from the stone was crystallizing and fungus was growing on the walls.
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10 Jun 2005, 18:44
OA is E
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11 Jun 2005, 05:27
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OA is E

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11 Jun 2005, 05:27
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