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# A natural response of communities devastated by earthquake

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A natural response of communities devastated by earthquake or flood is to rebuild on the same site, overlooking the possibility that the forces that caused it could be repeated
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(B) overlooking the possibility that the forces causing it could be repeated.
(C) overlooking that the forces that caused the disaster could also cause another one.
(D) without considering that the forces that causing the disaster could be repeated.
(E) without considering that the forces that caused the disaster could also cause another such disaster.
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29 Jul 2004, 14:18
C..

Forces could be repeated but it does not mean that it will cause disaster. C explains clearly that such forces can again be disastrous.
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29 Jul 2004, 17:55
It's between A and B. 1.5 min. Use of present participle in B is used to describe a present condition while we are talking about something which happened in the past. Simple past is best in A. In C, the first "that" has no referrent
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29 Jul 2004, 21:38
No problem with the existing sentence. I choose A.
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30 Jul 2004, 02:00
I'll go with E

The question sounds distantly familiar to me and the key thing here is that it is not the FORCES that can be repeated but the DISASTER

C is wrong because "overlooking" needs a noun (to overlook smth)
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30 Jul 2004, 04:03
E for me too!

(A) is wrong as "it" has no clear referent.
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30 Jul 2004, 07:54
mba wrote:
E for me too!

(A) is wrong as "it" has no clear referent.

Your absolutely right. A has no clear referent for "it". E is better
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30 Jul 2004, 20:56
thats a nice one. I messed it. I ignored E on the first shot for its length..
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01 Aug 2004, 10:49
Finally all of you are right. QA : "E"
The explanations of OlegC and mba are absolutely right
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07 Aug 2004, 13:25
Would like to know why C could not be the answer...I feel it conveys the same message as E does, with more brevity.
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