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A newly released study on the tectonic plates forming the Pacific

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New post 12 Jun 2017, 08:54
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Hi sir,
It may seem silly question. Sorry for troubling you.
If in B "home of" were to become "home to", would the sentence be correct ?
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No question is silly! If you're wondering about something, I can promise that somebody else is, too. So please don't be shy! :-D

Even if you switched "the home of" to "home to", there would still be a problem in (B): "due to" phrases can only modify nouns, not verbs. In this case, "due to global warming" logically modifies "submerged", so it's wrong.

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5. a vast percentage of the coastline that is currently home to major world cities, by the time the plates have shifted even a few miles, will become entirely submerged because of global warming ---- Altered intent due to wrong word orders. The choice says that the plates will have submerged rather than the cities will have.

i still did not get this..can somebody explain this. I think E should be correct

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A newly released study on the tectonic plates forming the Pacific basin indicates that by the time they had shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline which is currently home to major world cities, because of global warming, will have already become entirely submerged.


This sentence seems to be testing everything!
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1. by the time they had shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline which is currently home to major world cities, because of global warming, will have already become entirely submerged

Incorrect use of past perfect. Plus, which is used without a comma. OUT!
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2. by the time they shift even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline, which is currently a home of the major world cities, will have already become entirely submerged due to global warming

'home of' doesn't work really. It should be 'home to'. Plus 'due to' is incorrectly modifying the verb 'submerged'. OUT
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3. by the time they have shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline currently home to major world cities already will have become entirely submerged because of global warming

No grammatical errors. Keep!
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4. a vast percentage of the coastline that is currently home to major world cities will have already become entirely submerged due to global warming by the time they have shifted even a few miles

This choice illogically says that the coastline would have shifted a few miles. OUT
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5. a vast percentage of the coastline that is currently home to major world cities, by the time the plates have shifted even a few miles, will become entirely submerged because of global warming

'by....miles' -> I'm not sure about the clause it's modifying. If it's modifying the previous clause, then there seems to be nothing wrong with the sentence though it does change the emphasis of the meaning from the original sentence, as this sentence makes the information presented by 'by....miles' as non-essential.
I'm not sure about E, and C closely resembles the intent of the original sentence. So i'm going to reject E on the basis of uncertainty.

So I'm going to go with C as the answer.
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Isn't C a run on??
The answer should be E, right?

Please explain each and every option in detail. :(
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Isn't C a run on??
The answer should be E, right?

Please explain each and every option in detail. :(


(C) definitely isn't a run-on. By definition, a run-on sentence consists of two independent clauses that aren't appropriately separated by punctuation or a conjunction.

In (C), the sentence begins with an independent clause: "A newly released study on the tectonic plates forming the Pacific basin indicates..." The rest of the sentence is a subordinate clause, beginning with the word "that": "...that by the time they have shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline currently home to major world cities already will have become entirely submerged because of global warming."

So grammatically speaking, this is completely fine: just an independent clause with a long subordinate clause.

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Hello, I don't complain about the OA except that in it, the tense form at the beginning seems to be improper.

It says,'by the time they have shifted..................the major cities will have become......'

How correct is this form?

Example of a future perfect usage would be -
Jack will have finished his homework by the time his mother gets home.

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A newly released study on the tectonic plates forming the Pacific basin indicates that by the time they had shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline which is currently home to major world cities, because of global warming, will have already become entirely submerged.

1. by the time they had shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline which is currently home to major world cities, because of global warming, will have already become entirely submerged
2. by the time they shift even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline, which is currently a home of the major world cities, will have already become entirely submerged due to global warming
3. by the time they have shifted even a few miles, a vast percentage of the coastline currently home to major world cities already will have become entirely submerged because of global warming
4. a vast percentage of the coastline that is currently home to major world cities will have already become entirely submerged due to global warming by the time they have shifted even a few miles
5. a vast percentage of the coastline that is currently home to major world cities, by the time the plates have shifted even a few miles, will become entirely submerged because of global warming




The OA is C. How is the tense form of the OA correct? .......by the time they have shifted does not connect with the .........will have become........For instance the correct form of future perfect tense is -Jack will have finished his homework by the time his mother gets home. Isn't it?

Plzzzzzz help!!!!

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