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Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 08:04
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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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Re: Seismologists [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 08:09
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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


air, and the strange electromagnetic signals detected hours before the temblor.

In option A The strange electromagnetic signala detected hours before the temblor
is not a independent clause.

so does it not lack parallelism ?
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Re: Seismologists [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 08:10
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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


a the sentence is parallel

the unexpected power....the upward thrust....the strange signals

all have an article, an adjective and a noun
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Re: Seismologists [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 08:27
the unexpected power of the seismic waves-->Complete sentence
the upward thrust that threw one man straight into the air--> comeplete sentence
(and) the strange electromagnetic signals detected hours before the temblor.(i feel this is not complete the word THAT is missing here )

Am i missing some thing?
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Re: Seismologists [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 10:23
ISB2011 wrote:
the unexpected power of the seismic waves-->Complete sentence
the upward thrust that threw one man straight into the air--> comeplete sentence
(and) the strange electromagnetic signals detected hours before the temblor.(i feel this is not complete the word THAT is missing here )

Am i missing some thing?


Since a colon is used any information after the colon does not have to be a complete sentence. Also, "The unexpected power of the seismic waves" is not a complete sentence

A verb is not present.
The = article
upward = adjective
thrust = noun (subject)
of the seismic waves = prepositional phrase
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Re: Seismologists [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 10:58
A it is....

coz of parallelism...."the unexpected power...., the upward thrust that..., and the strange electromagnetic signals....."

all other options are problematic.
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Re: Seismologists [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2011, 17:54
+1 for A.

The choices given made the problem easy.

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Re: Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 05:51
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The colon (:) signals an enumeration of the earthquakes' mysteries. Only A makes a simple and parallel enumeration.

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Re: Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 17:27
After the colon we have a noun phrase( the unexpected power of the seismic waves),a clause( the upward thrust that threw one man straight into the air) and another noun phrase(, and the strange electromagnetic signals detected hours before the temblor).How can these be parallel?Please Help
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Re: Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2014, 11:53
The second fragment is not a clause. In "thrust that threw" (note that it is not "thrust threw"), "threw" doesn't function as a verb. Read it as "the X thrust" where X provides info. about that thrust.

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Re: Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2014, 15:28
Moderators can you please lock the Choice A as Official Choice. Thanks!

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