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# A little under a million years ago, the briny waters of the

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12. A little under a million years ago, the briny waters of the Baltic Sea began flooding into the cold North Atlantic: geologists are still debating whether the flood was gradual or created a cataclysm.
(A) whether the flood was gradual or created a cataclysm
(B) if the flood was gradual or created a cataclysm
(D) whether the flood was gradual or cataclysmic
(E) whether the flood was gradual or it created a cataclysm

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16 Aug 2005, 04:05
(A) "gradual" (adjective) and "created a cataclysm" (verb form) are not parallel

(B) "if" is wrong. No parallelism as in A

(D) I think this is the correct answer. Parallelism issue is resolved.

(E) No parallelism. "It" is unnecessary.

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16 Aug 2005, 05:32
agree with D being the correct answer.

The error is of parallelism and d resolves it neatly.

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I will go with D [#permalink]

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16 Aug 2005, 15:48
D seems to solve the parallelism problem between gradual and Cataclysmic.
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19 Aug 2005, 10:29
I think the answer is A
(A) whether the flood was gradual or created a cataclysm ....it's parallel

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22 Aug 2005, 08:45
(D)

(C) is wrong because it uses incorrect idiom "debate about" instead "debate over"
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23 Aug 2005, 15:12
1 more D. I think it has the correct parrallelism. What's the OA anyways ?

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Re: SC- 12. A little under a million years ago, the briny waters [#permalink]

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01 Jan 2011, 08:34
(D)

(A) whether the flood was gradual or created a cataclysm
(B) if the flood was gradual or created a cataclysm
(D) whether the flood was gradual or cataclysmic
(E) whether the flood was gradual or it created a cataclysm
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Re: SC- 12. A little under a million years ago, the briny waters   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2011, 08:34
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