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Since the start of the space age, more and more littering

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Since the start of the space age, more and more littering [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 20:51
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Since the start of the space age, more and more littering has occurred in orbits near Earth, often because the intentional discarding lens caps, packing material, fuel tanks, and payload covers.

A – more and more littering has occurred in orbits near Earth, often because
B – orbits near Earth have become more and more littered, often from
C – orbits near Earth became littered more and more, often resulting from
D – there have been more and more littering of orbits near Earth, often because of
E – there had been littering more and more of orbits near Earth, often with
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Re: SC - Space Age [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 22:10
My answer is C, please correct me if i am wrong.
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Re: SC - Space Age [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 23:10
i think it is B --> have become more and more littered rather than became littered (which is past). this is something which is still happenning.

Anybody knows whats the correct answer?
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Re: SC - Space Age [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 00:38
Sentence has modifier issue and verb tense issue
A – more and more littering has occurred in orbits near Earth, often because [Modifier issue – “Since the start of the space age” incorrectly modifies more and more, missing clause structure - eliminate it]
B – orbits near Earth have become more and more littered, often from [Present perfect tense – hold it]
C – orbits near Earth became littered more and more, often resulting from [But this is happening event – Present perfect tense is preferred – eliminate it]
D – there have been more and more littering of orbits near Earth, often because of [Modification issue – eliminate it]
E – there had been littering more and more of orbits near Earth, often with [Modification issue – eliminate it]

Answer: B
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Re: SC - Space Age [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2008, 11:40
what is the OA?

hanumayamma are you basing the tense on having a modifying phrase in starting in the past and the final section of the sentence in the present?
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Re: SC - Space Age [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 21:34
OA is B.

A. "because" will require a clause after it --> get rid of A.
Also "because" here doesn't convey the right meaning. Using "because" means "the intentional discarding of lens caps..." led to littering. In fact, "the intentional discarding of lens caps.." is littering itself.
--> also get rid of D.

"Since the start of the space age" --> verb tense should be present perfect --> get rid of C, E
Also in C, "resulting from" cannot be used as an adverbial phrase. It needs a noun.

B is the answer.

You can see the problem being vivisected in this thread:

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sin ... ring-t1639.
Re: SC - Space Age   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2011, 21:34
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