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On rare occasions, frost has been occuring as far south as Miami, but there is not record of a frost in Key West.

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B) frost has occured as far south as Miami, but no records exist
C) as far south as Miami, frost has occured, but no records exist
D) places as far south as Miami have had unusual occurances of frost, but no record exists
E) frost has occured as far south as Miami, but no record has been

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2006, 00:07
(B) stands tall and proud.

Using a little CR logic-

1. present perfect indicates that in the event of another meteorological anomaly, frost may reoccur in Miami.
2. "records" needs to be plural to substatiate the claim. IE: compared from a variety of weather sources.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2006, 00:19
GMATT73 wrote:
(B) stands tall and proud.

Using a little CR logic-

1. present perfect indicates that in the event of another meteorological anomaly, frost may reoccur in Miami.
2. "records" needs to be plural to substatiate the claim. IE: compared from a variety of weather sources.


Agree with Matt. IMO, present perfect tense is better coz present continuous perfect tense is used to describe sth happening non-stop. Here we have "on rare occasions" ----> not continuous ---> present perfect tense is much better.

My money on B.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2006, 00:40
Agree with Matt & Laxie, B it is!

BTW, Laxie, its so nice to see you back! 8-)
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Agree with Matt & Laxie, B it is!

BTW, Laxie, its so nice to see you back! 8-)


hik, i'm still here :wink: ...it's just that i have no internet access at home so i seem reclusive :cry: . How have you been, buddy?!! :)
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I'm doing great! It was hard getting back on the saddle but I'm riding again! :wink:

I missed seeing you, Duttsit, Christoph, HIMALAYA, gamjatang's posts!!!! :cry: :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2006, 14:57
B - it is .. for me

A- "frost has been occuring" - implies that there is frost occurring even now. This contradicts with opening modifying statement : On rare occasions - which btw, implies of a past event

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C - modifier problem ... "On rare occasions" cannot be modifying "as far south..."

D -too wordy ..

E - if you insert the choice you can see it just does not read right
".... but no record has been of a frost in Key West..."
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2006, 17:35
Go with B. However first I thought D should be OK, but "On rare occasions" and "unusual occurances" together would be redundant.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2006, 12:30
The OA is B. I was totally ready to go with it, when I thought shouldnt the sentence say frost occured in places as far south as Miami, rather than saying frost occured as far south as Miami? Thus I chose D, even though it looked too wordy as suggested by Bhai and 5elements.

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2006, 12:32
Although one more reason to reject D seems to be its usage of record rather than records.
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