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# A recent study of ancient clay deposits has provided new

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A recent study of ancient clay deposits has provided new evidence supporting the theory of global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact that contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs and many other creatures some 65 million years ago.
(A) supporting the theory of global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact that
(B) supporting the theory that global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact
(C) that supports the theory of global forest fires that were ignited by a meteorite impact and that
(D) in support of the theory that global forest fires were ignited by a meteorite impact and that
(E) of support for the theory of a meteorite impact that ignited global forest fires and

Could somebody kindly explain this?Many thanks.
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12 Aug 2006, 23:49
(A) supporting the theory of global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact that

=====> seems that theory was ignited.: WRONG

(B) supporting the theory that global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact

=====> CORRECT

(C) that supports the theory of global forest fires that were ignited by a meteorite impact and that

=====> seems that theory was ignited.: WRONG

(D) in support of the theory that global forest fires were ignited by a meteorite impact and that

=====> "and" spoils the sentence. the part after first "that" is a clause so part after the second "that" should be a clause but it is not. :WRONG

(E) of support for the theory of a meteorite impact that ignited global forest fires and

=====> "evidance of support" what is that
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13 Aug 2006, 00:24
Ah, I see. Thanks a lot. I was bewildered by those modifiers...
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13 Aug 2006, 00:42
(B) the theory that s-ing happened~ is idiomic

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20 Aug 2006, 01:13
ps_dahiya wrote:
(A) supporting the theory of global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact that

=====> seems that theory was ignited.: WRONG

(B) supporting the theory that global forest fires ignited by a meteorite impact

=====> CORRECT

(C) that supports the theory of global forest fires that were ignited by a meteorite impact and that

=====> seems that theory was ignited.: WRONG

(D) in support of the theory that global forest fires were ignited by a meteorite impact and that

=====> "and" spoils the sentence. the part after first "that" is a clause so part after the second "that" should be a clause but it is not. :WRONG

(E) of support for the theory of a meteorite impact that ignited global forest fires and

=====> "evidance of support" what is that

CAn u put some more light on option D.plz explain it.I dont think that D means .that
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