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

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13. 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
14. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

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01 Mar 2007, 08:40
1. Gradual and Cataclysmic are parallel terms. D.

2. Only E is clean rest of have pronoun issues.

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01 Mar 2007, 13:53
Yes 2) is D

E is wrong because we need ....think that

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01 Mar 2007, 18:36
OA is
13) D
14) D

I know B is wrong...but why?? I thought would and could in same tense makses sense..

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