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Sound can travel through water for enormous distances,
prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result ofboundaries in the ocean created by water layers of different
temperatures and densities.
A. prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a
result of
B. prevented from having its acoustic energy dissipated by
C. its acoustic energy prevented from dissipating by
D. its acoustic energy prevented from being dissipated as
a result of
E preventing its acoustic energy from dissipating by
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Re: SC- Sound [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 15:55
Sorry your answer is not correct.Try again.
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Re: SC- Sound [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 18:51
A. prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of
B. prevented from having its acoustic energy dissipated by

C. its acoustic energy prevented from dissipating by
D. its acoustic energy prevented from being dissipated as a result of

E preventing its acoustic energy from dissipating by

- "prevented from" refers to "sound"..its the accoustic energy that is "prevented from" getting dissipated. Eliminate A&B.
- while the sound travels the acoustic energy is prevented - to show this simultaneous action we must use "preventing..from" instead of "prevented..from". Eliminate C & D. (Guys let me know if my reasoning is correct)
- IMO E is correct.
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Re: SC- Sound [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 20:50
A good Q +1.

goalsnr wrote:
Sound can travel through water for enormous distances,
prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result ofboundaries in the ocean created by water layers of different
temperatures and densities.

A. prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a
result of
B. prevented from having its acoustic energy dissipated by
C. its acoustic energy prevented from dissipating by
D. its acoustic energy prevented from being dissipated as
a result of
E preventing its acoustic energy from dissipating by

The first thing that is noticeable about the Q is the structure . Do we need a MODIFIER or a CLAUSE. We can have both. But if we have clause , then it should be a dependent clause NOT an independent clause.
C and D introduce a clause ( as with a subject - its ) but there is NO subordinator.( Becuase ,therefore etc.) So it is run on sentence IC,IC. Straight away eliminate C and D.
So its clear we need a modifier. But A and B begin the modifier with PREVENTED. Be careful that the modifier is to modify "distances" . So prevented changes the meaning that the DISTANCES are prevented .... which is not the intended meaning.
Option E corrects the errors.
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Re: SC- Sound [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 23:35
Confused between C & E .
Would chose E over C .

don't what i would have done if it appeaared in gmat... :)

what's the OA ?
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Re: SC- Sound [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2008, 00:46
Firstly : its creates a modifier issue :- (It refers to sound but modifies distances )
Hence C, D are out..

We are left with , A , B, E

Now in A, B, E.

In A, B there is a tense issue . E is the only one that uses preventing and maintains the tense.

Hence E is the correct answer
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Re: SC- Sound [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2010, 05:15
goalsnr wrote:
OS is E


Sorry mate, I'm afraid you are wrong.

This question is from Official Verbal Review (2nd Edition)-SC Q108 to be specific.

Here's the official explain

A Dissipating is not a transitive verb, so acoustic energy cannot function as its object.

B This version of the sentence is wordy, awkward, and indirect; from having... by erroneously suggests that the boundaries in the ocean are attempting to dissipate sound energy.

C Correct. Here, acoustic energy is effectively modified by the participial prevented from dissipating....

D This version of the sentence is wordy, awkward, and indirect; being dissipated as a result of makes it unclear whether the boundaries contribute to energy loss or prevent it.

E This version of the sentence nonsensically explains that sound prevents the dissipation of its own energy.
Re: SC- Sound   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2010, 05:15
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