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The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment 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 phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels,
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings
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The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment in ways harmful to their habitats.

a) A phenomenon most scientists agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, -- That Most Missing
b) a phenomenon most scientists agree that is caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings, -- That Most Missing
c) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings's burning of fossil fuels
d) which most scientists agree on as phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels, awkward
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings
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Just a small doubt in c) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings's burning of fossil fuels

How correct is the possessive noun [highlight]- beings's -[/highlight]
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In all of them except C, below are INCORRECT:

caused by human beings
caused by fossil fuels

The correct form is: caused by human beings's burning of fossil fuels


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Just a small doubt in c) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings's burning of fossil fuels

How correct is the possessive noun [highlight]- beings's -[/highlight]
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It is grammatically incorrect to use an apostrophe and s for a word that ends in s,. It should be beings'. Please check.
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It is grammatically incorrect to use an apostrophe and s for a word that ends in s,. It should be beings'. Please check.


I did catch that too, but I just thought that it was a typo and probably is.

C.

Not the best, but better than the other answers.
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b) a phenomenon most scientists agree that is caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings,

I know B is in correct, but does "that" modify the preceding noun "scientists" or "phenomenon"?
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Moreover in option D Correct Idiom is used "Agree On"
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The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment 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's burning of fossil fuels
d) which most scientists agree on as phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels,
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings



a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels
issues:
1. caused by fossil fuels not by human beings so eliminate A,D
2. Looking at answer choices we'll notice, use of "which" is unnecessary. An appositive is better than a which clause here. "Global warming,a phenomenon " is much better. eliminate D, E.
3. a phenomenon most scientists agree that is - "that" modifies the preceding noun. In this case "that" is modifying the word agree. This is incorrect usage. So eliminate B.

Correct answer C.

Also there is another logic for C looking at the end of the sentence.
global warming is caused by an act not by substance or a person.
B says - global warming is caused by "those fossil fuels" that were burned by humans.
I hope it makes sense :)
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metallicafan wrote:
The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment 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's burning of fossil fuels
d) which most scientists agree on as phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels,
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings



Can you please at least write the correct options?

It might seem trivial, but it isnt: C is supposed to be human beings', not beings's...
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metallicafan wrote:
The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment 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's burning of fossil fuels
d) which most scientists agree on as phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels,
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings



Can you please at least write the correct options?

It might seem trivial, but it isnt: C is supposed to be human beings', not beings's...


Agree. Please someone correct the OA ok?

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I got down to c and e

a b and d are wrong as mentioned by all

i prefer to go with E .

please correct ,it its wrong to eliminate C
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The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment in ways harmful to their habitats.

a) A phenomenon most scientists agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, (Redundant )
b) a phenomenon most scientists agree that is caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings, (Here that modify phenomenon should be close to phenomenon-incorrect, in C phenomenon is close to that )
c) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings's burning of fossil fuels (correct)
d) which most scientists agree on as phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels, (Wordy sentences)
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings (too wordy)

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In what version of the English language is "human beings's" even remotely acceptable?
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In what version of the English language is "human beings's" even remotely acceptable?

Indeed sounds very strange. I think the other options are incorrect because this phenomenon is neither cause by fossil fuels, nor by human beings; this phenomenon is actually caused by the act of burning of fossil fuels.

So, if we think along these lines, then there is no other option that is close. After reading your response though, I think following would have been better: a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by burning of fossil fuels by human beings.

However, since this option is not there, we just have to choose the best among the given choices. So, I feel C indeed is the best of the given choices.
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I suppose I shouldn't complain too much about the quality of answer choices given that it is posted on a public forum. People make mistakes in typing.
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daagh wrote:
It is grammatically incorrect to use an apostrophe and s for a word that ends in s,. It should be beings'. Please check.


It is probably correct in the OG. The important thing here is to see what happens when you switch to active voice:

A) Human beings in burning fossil fuels cause a phenomenon, weird sentence
B) Fossil fuels burned by human beings cause a phenomenon, its the humans that cause it
C) Human beings' burning of fossil fuels cause a phenomenon, that's RIGHT
D) Human beings who burn fossil fuels cause a phenomenon, that's actually funny. Better to have phenomenon next to global warming.
E) Same as B
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