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Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal

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Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 03:02
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Scientists have observed large concentrations of
heavy-metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the
growth of industrial activity there.

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
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Re: pronoun error ?? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 09:05
A B C wrong because Baltic Sea sediments is incorrect. it has to be sediments from Baltic sea

Amongst D and E, D removes ambiguity of consistency by specifying findings
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Re: pronoun error ?? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 09:09
Baltic sea sediments is a wrong usage.It should be sediments from Baltic sea..

similar examples-I talked to the Indian soldier(Too Short)
I talked to the soldier from India(Better)

ural mountain ore ore from the ural mountain
Aegean sea salt salt from Aegean sea

Ergo A,B,C is not correct.

so now it is between D and E.
E is wrong because of "there"

Ergo D is the answer..
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Re: pronoun error ?? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 09:31
D.

I am not sure if there's anything wrong with saying Baltic sea sediments.

I eliminated A, B, C and E for other reasons.

A. which (x)
b. where (x)
c. its (x)
E. consistent....... (x)
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