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

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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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21 Aug 2004, 07:15
Yes, OA is D.
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23 Aug 2004, 20:10
(D) for me. 'whether' should be used ahead of 'if' in this sentence. So (B) and (C) are out
gradual should parallel cataclysmic. So (A) and (E) are out.
23 Aug 2004, 20:10
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