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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
(C) about whether the flood was gradual or cataclysmic
(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.

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