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# Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern

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Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern California in October 1989 are still investigating some of its mysteries: the unexpected power of the seismic waves, the upward thrust that threw one man straight into the air, and the strange electromagnetic signals detected hours before the temblor.

A the upward thrust that threw one man straight into the air, and the strange electromagnetic signals detected hours before the temblor
B the upward thrust that threw one man straight into the air, and strange electromagnetic signals were detected hours before the temblor
C the upward thrust threw one man straight into the air, and hours before the temblor strange electromagnetic signals were detected
D one man was thrown straight into the air by the upward thrust, and hours before the temblor strange electromagnetic signals were detected
E one man who was thrown straight into the air by the upward thrust, and strange electromagnetic signals that were detected hours before the temblor

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04 Jul 2007, 10:09
It is A, because it maintains the rhythm of using "the" for every noun.
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04 Jul 2007, 18:36
B lacks parallelism
C wordy and awkward
D wordy and awkward
E suggest the scientist are studying the man

A for parallelism.
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05 Jul 2007, 03:57
A for parallelism. Good question to test the concept of ||ism
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