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According to some estimates, over 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in the United States comes from automobiles, while in Japan automobiles release just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide.

A) while in Japan automobiles release just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide.

B) whereas automobiles release just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan.

C) compared to Japan, where automobiles release just over 10 percent.

D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.

E) with the carbon dioxide from automobiles in Japan, where it is just over 10 percent.
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According to some estimates, over 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in the United States comes from automobiles, while in Japan automobiles release just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide
B) whereas automobiles release just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan.
D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.


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Why is D incorrect?


D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.

Emitted where? The sentence doesn't make it clear. The meaning is ambiguous.
The sentence could mean over 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted globally comes from automobiles in Japan. Or it could simply mean over 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan comes from automobiles.

B makes the meaning clear, and thats why is the correct answer.

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According to some estimates, over 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in the United States comes from automobiles, while in Japan automobiles release just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide.

A) while in Japan automobiles release just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide.

B) whereas automobiles release just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan.

C) compared to Japan, where automobiles release just over 10 percent.

D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.

E) with the carbon dioxide from automobiles in Japan, where it is just over 10 percent.


I feel B is ok here ..but have a doubt ..

Why correct :
B. whereas automobiles release just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan..
we can read it as :automobiles release just over 10 percent of X..
but D sounds little awkward...the position of " in japan" , i found awkward ..it must be "carbon dioxide emitted in japan "

doubt :
But it might be more apt , if the sentence starts with a percentage rather than automobile in B ...llism ...expert please comment ..

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nitesh181989 wrote:
Why is D incorrect?


D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.

Emitted where? The sentence doesn't make it clear. The meaning is ambiguous.
The sentence could mean over 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted globally comes from automobiles in Japan. Or it could simply mean over 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan comes from automobiles.

B makes the meaning clear, and thats why is the correct answer.

Hope this helps!


Thanks for the explanation. Although i do agree that the meaning is a bit ambiguous in option D, but don't you think that the comparison that is done in option B, between percentage of Carbon Dioxide emission and Automobiles, is also incorrect.

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nitesh181989 wrote:
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nitesh181989 wrote:
Why is D incorrect?


D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.

Emitted where? The sentence doesn't make it clear. The meaning is ambiguous.
The sentence could mean over 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted globally comes from automobiles in Japan. Or it could simply mean over 10% of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan comes from automobiles.

B makes the meaning clear, and thats why is the correct answer.

Hope this helps!


Thanks for the explanation. Although i do agree that the meaning is a bit ambiguous in option D, but don't you think that the comparison that is done in option B, between percentage of Carbon Dioxide emission and Automobiles, is also incorrect.

Any thoughts?


The comparison is actually between 2 clauses, and not a percentage Vs. automobiles.
I do agree with you and sobby that the clause construction is awkward because Clause 1 is in passive voice, whereas the underline clause after 'whereas' is in active voice in option B, but it's not grammatically incorrect.

Hope this helps!

If you still have doubts, please hit the expert comment request button, and they would be able to help you better.
My 2 cents - Since this is not an official question, I, personally, never pay too much heed to it.
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According to some estimates, over 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in the United States comes from automobiles, while in Japan automobiles release just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide
B) whereas automobiles release just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan.
D) whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted comes from automobiles in Japan.


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The Question is from Princeton Review's mock test. OA is B

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For those who narrowed answer choice down to B or D.

B According to some estimates, over 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in the United States comes from automobiles, whereas automobiles release just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in Japan. Tenses are same and meaning is logically same

D) According to some estimates, over 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted in the United States comes from automobiles, whereas just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxideemitted comes from automobiles in Japan. 2 verbs out in the no where

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The conjunction while can be used to indicate contrast, but it can also be used to mean that two actions are parallel in time; thus, it is somewhat ambiguous as used in the original sentence. In addition, the non-underlined portion of the sentence sets up a comparison between the percentage of American carbon dioxide emissions that come from cars driven in the U.S. and the percentage of Japanese carbon dioxide emissions that come from cars driven in Japan. In the underlined portion of the original sentence, however, this comparison is lost because the phrase just over 10 percent of carbon dioxide does not clearly refer to the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted in Japan. Thus, you can eliminate Choice A. Since there is no 2/3 split, go through your remaining answer choices aiming to make your comparison parallel and logical. In addition, be on the lookout for a conjunction that is clearer than while.

In Choice B, the conjunction whereas clearly indicates a contrast, and the comparison mentioned above is parallel and logical, so keep choice B.

You can eliminate Choice C because the phrase compared to Japan renders the comparison set up in the non-underlined portion illogical and nonparallel. In addition, what the automobiles release is not specified. Choice D starts off well with the proper conjunction whereas, but the phrase just over 10 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted does not clearly refer to the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted in Japan. Thus, eliminate Choice D. Last, you can eliminate Choice E because the preposition with is an illogical connecting word and the phrase with the carbon dioxide from automobiles in Japan lacks a verb to parallel comes from in the non-underlined portion of the sentence, rendering the sentence's comparison nonparallel and illogical. In addition, the dependent clause where it is just over 10 percent does not clearly refer to the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted in Japan, so this clause does nothing to clarify the sentence's comparison. Furthermore, the pronoun it is ambiguous. Not three but four strikes against Choice E! That leaves you with Choice B, the correct answer.

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Isn't statement B redundant ? With the words release and emitted ?

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Hi Experts any thought on why option D is incorrect .
Do words emit and come out have a role in deciding the answer?
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Hi Experts any thought on why option D is incorrect .
Do words emit and come out have a role in deciding the answer?


You are right.

Carbon di oxide emitted globally or carbon di oxide emitted in japan. The meaning is not clear in D

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