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Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of them

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Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of them [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2012, 06:07
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866. Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of them industrial by-products, threaten to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years.

(A) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years
(B) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly over the next fifty years than carbon dioxide will
(C) during the next fifty years to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide
(D) a warming of the Earth’s atmosphere during the next fifty years even more rapid than carbon dioxide’s
(E) a warming of the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapid than carbon dioxide’s will be over the next fifty years
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Re: Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2012, 06:14
A. warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide

This statement is comparing warming the Earth's atmosphere to carbon dioxide. Illogical.

B. to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly over the next fifty years than carbon dioxide will

This statement compares the warming of the Earth's atmosphere to the [warming] that carbon dioxide will. Logical
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Re: Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 01:11
B for logical and clear comparison
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Re: Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 01:18
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A. warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide

This statement is comparing warming the Earth's atmosphere to carbon dioxide. Illogical.

B. to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly over the next fifty years than carbon dioxide will

This statement compares the warming of the Earth's atmosphere to the [warming] that carbon dioxide will. Logical


I think the statement compares the "Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases" with "carbon dioxide".
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Re: Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2012, 19:23
In this context, threaten to do something, not threaten warming...

C,D,E is out...
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A and B, B is logical ... and meaningful
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Re: Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 00:28
B, threaten to is the proper idiom and modifier "over the next 50 years" is in the proper place
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