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New post 30 Mar 2013, 01:52
Hi Experts,
Request you to please clarify my below doubt -

Recently implemented “shift-work equations” based on studies of the human sleep cycle have reduced sickness, sleeping on the job, fatigue among shift workers, and have raised production efficiency in various industries.

(C) and fatigue among shift workers while raising

I understand that the choice C is the best choice among all, however, I am trying to understand what role the phrase "while raising" is playing.

I know that while is working as preposition here, and "raising production efficiency" is the object of the preposition. But, how do I make sure that it is working as Adverbial Modifier. Generally, Adverbial modifiers answer the question "How"? but this does not make any sense while applying the concept here.

Such as -

Question -How shift work equations reduced the fatigue.
Answer - while raising production efficiency? ---> This does not make any sense.Illogical

Please help.
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I have a question about OG Verbal 2#103 question (the second question shown in the examples):
What is wrong with choice A?
I seem to find that it's correct....
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ronr34 wrote:
I have a question about OG Verbal 2#103 question (the second question shown in the examples):
What is wrong with choice A?
I seem to find that it's correct....




Hi ronr34,
Thank you for the query. :)


• Inuits of the Bering Sea were in isolation from contact with Europeans longer than Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska.

The way this sentence is written it can convey two logical meanings because the comparison in this sentence is ambiguous. The ambiguity in the comparison is because of ellipsis:

MEANING I
Inuits of the Bering Sea were isolated from contact with Europeans longer than with Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska.
So, if we consider that “with” is omitted from the sentence then the comparison is between “Europeans” and “Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska”.

MEANING II
Inuits of the Bering Sea were isolated from contact with Europeans longer than were Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska.
If we consider “were” is omitted from the original sentence then the comparison is between “Inuits of the Bering Sea” and “Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska”.

To learn more about ellipsis in comparison, please refer to the following article:

how-far-ellipsis-is-permissible-in-comparison-148973.html


Hope this helps! :)
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