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# A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989

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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

(A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

(B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

(C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

(D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

(E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
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(A) for multiple reasons reasons. This sentence is loaded with idioms!

1. dwindling food supplies...increasing sea surface temperatures.... llism.
2. resulting from is idiomatic.
3. revealed that is idiomatic.
4. suffering from is idiomatic.
5. most concise
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laxieqv wrote:
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

why not A?

IMO, what "resulting from increasing..." is "dwindling food supplies" ...A makes "resulting...." of the "suffering"

absolutly. the PP "resulting........." doesnot modify the dwindling food supplies. the PP modifies the whole clause not a particular phrase. therefore A is incorrect.

In B it is clear that what is dwindled. so B wins.....
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A.says they were suffering from "dwindling food supplies", there is nothing like this
B is correct
C changes the meaning of the sentence by saying "dwindling possibly"
D creatures that were suffering again changes the meaning
E same as D

hence B is correct
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11 Dec 2005, 02:39
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

here is my reasoning.

D/E are wrong - need "that"

A is wrong because "suffering from dwindling food supplies " is illogical

a creature can suffer from a broken ankle but how can it suffer from food supplies?

C is wrong because it changes the meaning of the original sentence. Here "dwindling" becomes unessessary modifyer. whereas A it is necessary.
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hi guru,

Just curious, what made you eliminate A?

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A has a couple of problems:
1. Idiom: Creatures can suffer from a disease. It is wierd to say "Creatures suffered from a dwindling food resources".
2. the phrase ",possibly resulting from" is not clear what it is trying to modify. In B, there is a clear separation with "because", so we can clearly see that the phrase modififies (supports) the dwindling of the food supplies.
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12 Sep 2006, 20:04
A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

shed light on A&B ...thanks a ton!
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12 Sep 2006, 20:11
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

shed light on A&B ...thanks a ton!

B for the following reasons:

1. "revealed that" seems Idiomatic.

2. I think we use "suffering from" with a noun

3. "possibly resulting from increasing" in A seems awkward
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One more for B.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing - suffering from (a disease).WRONG.

b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in - suffering because (of a reason)

c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing - changes the meaning. the creatures were suffering from a lack of food supplies. WRONG

d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in - need that. WRONG

e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing - need that. WRONG
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15 Apr 2007, 22:20
Someone please explain to me why the original sentence is not correct.

A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creature of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

After reading through both choices, I thought perhas the problem with the original is that the "possibly resulting from....." is modifying the noun food supplies and in the correct choice it's modifying the act of the food supplies dwindling? However, I'm still not sure so someone please help explain. Thanks!
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13 May 2008, 12:56
My coice A .suffering from is correct ,also A maintains parallelism and correct meaning
We require that with revealed ,so D and E are out .
C has modifier problem ,its not due to food supplies but dwindling food supplies
B is wordy .Because - as a result of
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13 May 2008, 14:24
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13 A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.
a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

I have to go with B.

We all know that D and E are wrong because of the placement of "that".
In C, the modifier are non-essential, and it makes the sentence sounds like the "creatures were suffering from food supplies" instead of "from dwindling food supplies". Incorrect meaning.
There are two reasons why I picked B, not A.
(1) To me, "as a result of" is absolutely fine, not wordy at all. It is idiomatic.
(2) In A, "increasing" indicates that the event is continuing until today when the sentence clearly states that the event ended in 1996.
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20 May 2008, 22:05
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13 A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.
a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

Well, GMAC thinks that VERB_ING which plays as noun is usually WRONG and UNCLEAR, fr example, KNOWING vs. KNOWLEDGE.
That why I do not choose A as my final choice, but rather B. Agree with BKK say.
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13 Jun 2008, 11:11
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13 A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.
a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

Gone for B.
Reasoning I thought is:
"possibly resulting from increasing" modifies "dwindling of food supplies" not the "food supplies".
That rules A & C.
Left with B, D & E. Of which B is better.
I am not sure whether the reasoning is correct or not. Please comment.
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a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
"increasing" is wrong. It is completed activity so we cannot use increasing, which implies still happening.

b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
Seems OK.

c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
Same reasoning as A.

d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
We need "that" in the starting. Here "that" is modifying seabead.
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
Same reasoning as A and D.
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B for me...

A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

a) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing
You suffer from a disease or something like that...not from dwindling food supplies....boom!!
b) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in
Correct
c) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing
were is ambiguous here....fishes or food supplies dwindling??....hmmm boom!!
d) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in
The study did not reveal creatures, but the fact that creatures were suffering
e) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
The study did not reveal creatures, but the fact that creatures were suffering
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I think the previous posters are correct that the correct answer is B, and that part of the reason that A cannot be correct is that A says the creatures suffered from dwindling food supplies, which doesn't make any sense.

that said, I'll still try to answer your question about "as a result of" vs "resulting from,"

in this sentence, just look at this segment: "... that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from ..."

now remove "of the seabed" and "from dwindling food supplies," to remove some of the clutter of the sentence, because you want to be able to see clearly what the "possibly resulting from" part of the sentence is referring to. that leaves you with "... that creatures ... were suffering ... , possibly resulting from ..."

now you should be able to see pretty clearly that the phenomenon whose cause the sentence is trying to explain is the creatures' suffering, and not the dwindling food supplies. the dwindling food supplies is a secondary point in the sentence. the main issue is the suffering of the creatures. hopefully you can see that when you remove some of the supporting details?

now the question becomes: do creatures suffer as a result of something, or do they suffer resulting from something? only the first choice is correct, because "resulting from" can only be used with a noun, while "as a result of" is used with verbs. since suffer is a verb, "as a result of" must be used.

let me know if you have any questions about that.
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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

(A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing =>resulting from is not good.dwindling food supplies is also awkward

(B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in -> food supplies dwindling so creatured suffered.Is the food supply theirs.It does not coinnect the sentence properly

(C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

(D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in -> creatures not revealed

(E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

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A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

1. that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly resulting from increasing

2. that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

3. that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

4. creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

5. creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing
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28 Jul 2008, 05:04
2.

1. is correct but 2 represents it more concise.
3. unnecessary prononun.
4. distorts the sentence.
5. changes the meaning.
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