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# The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global warming, a

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The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global
warming, a phenomenon most scientists agree to be
caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels ,
will
create havoc among migratory birds by altering the
environment in ways harmful to their habitats.

(A) a phenomenon most scientists agree to be
caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels,

(B) a phenomenon most scientists agree that is
caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings,

(C) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is
caused by human beings’ burning of fossil fuels,

(D) which most scientists agree on as a phenomenon
caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels,

(E) which most scientists agree to be a
phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by
human beings,

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20 Oct 2010, 12:56
The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global
warming, a phenomenon most scientists agree to be
caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels
, will
create havoc among migratory birds by altering the
environment in ways harmful to their habitats.

(A) a phenomenon most scientists agree to be
caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels,

(B) a phenomenon most scientists agree that is
caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings,

(C) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is
caused by human beings’ burning of fossil fuels,

(D) which most scientists agree on as a phenomenon
caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels, = awkward construction

(E) which most scientists agree to be a
phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by
human beings - a phenomenon needs to be next to the the noun to modify

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20 Oct 2010, 12:59
urgh.. I knew C was the close contender and could be the winner.

could some one please explain why "C" is superior to "B"
Is it because of the redundant use of "burned by"

OR

Is B saying that "caused by fossil fuels" is an incorrect placement making it feel that global warming is burned by fossil fuels vs. humans???
Re: Global warming   [#permalink] 20 Oct 2010, 12:59
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