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Some of the early warning signs of climate change are the warming of ocean waters and a corresponding rise in sea levels, melting glaciers, and the bleaching of coral reefs.

A. a corresponding rise in sea levels, melting glaciers, and the bleaching of

B. rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and the bleaching of

C. a correspondence in the rise of sea levels, melted glaciers, and bleached

D. a corresponding rise in sea levels, the melting of glaciers, and the bleaching of

E. corresponding rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and bleaching

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Some of the early warning signs of climate change are the warming of ocean waters and a corresponding rise in sea levels, melting glaciers, and the bleaching of coral reefs.

A. a corresponding rise in sea levels, melting glaciers, and the bleaching of

B. rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and the bleaching of

C. a correspondence in the rise of sea levels, melted glaciers, and bleached

D. a corresponding rise in sea levels, the melting of glaciers, and the bleaching of

E. corresponding rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and bleaching

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What are the early warning signs?
i)the warming of ocean waters and corresponding rise in sea levels
ii)the melting of glaciers
iii) the bleaching of coral reefs

These are all complex gerund, a type of gerund that is preceded by an article and can be made parallel to action nouns.
Among the answer choices, some choices are not parallel; they have neglected the usage of "the".
Among the choices, the best and the answer is D.
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