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# Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, met

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Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation.
A. meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation
B. cyclones, meteorologists recognize, form from the contribution of six different factors
C. cyclones form from the contribution of six different factors recognized by meteorologists
D. cyclones are formed, meteorologists recognize, from the contributions of six different factors
E. meteorologists are recognizing that cyclones are formed from the contributions of six different factors

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04 Apr 2017, 10:53
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Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation.
A. meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation
B. cyclones, meteorologists recognize, form from the contribution of six different factors
C. cyclones form from the contribution of six different factors recognized by meteorologists
D. cyclones are formed, meteorologists recognize, from the contributions of six different factors
E. meteorologists are recognizing that cyclones are formed from the contributions of six different factors

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A. meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation
subject is cyclones as modifier at the start modifies that

B. cyclones, meteorologists recognize, form from the contribution of six different factors
passive voice is required here as cyclones are not formed by themselves but by other six factors

C. cyclones form from the contribution of six different factors recognized by meteorologists
same as B . And not only factors are recognized by meteorologists but the whole phenomenon of contribution....

D. cyclones are formed, meteorologists recognize, from the contributions of six different factors
correct with proper verb and modifiers in place.

E. meteorologists are recognizing that cyclones are formed from the contributions of six different factors
same as A
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04 Apr 2017, 21:42
Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation.
A. meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation (Meteorologists are not called typhoons and so on)
B. cyclones, meteorologists recognize, form from the contribution of six different factors (Cyclones are formed from themselves. So passive verb is required)
C. cyclones form from the contribution of six different factors recognized by meteorologists (Same as B)
D. cyclones are formed, meteorologists recognize, from the contributions of six different factors (Correct)
E. meteorologists are recognizing that cyclones are formed from the contributions of six different factors (Same as A)

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04 Apr 2017, 21:48
D seems to be concise. Modifier error only b c D are left. C change of meaning factors recognized by ppl. B wrong ppl didnt recognize the cyclones but how they formed. So d is best.

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23 Jan 2020, 20:38
In option D, meteorologists recognize is the S-V pair, placed within commas. Can anyone enlighten me on how to differentiate between the run-ons and the non-essential modifiers such as these(A complete S-V clause)?
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23 Jan 2020, 22:53
What we need to realize here first is that this is a classic Modifier question. Once you have that down, the key to solving it is to understand that the dependent clause beginning with ‘Alternately’ contains a list.

Now, you need to figure out two things:
1. What is the subject that should be modified
2. Is the right subject being modified

In the sentence, the subject is ‘cyclones’ which does not come after the dependent clause.
Based on this we can now look at the options

A – Alternately called A, B, and C, meteorologists generally… Eliminate
E – Wrong subject is modified … Eliminate

Now, let’s look at B, C, and D

B – wrong verb form is used … Eliminate
C – the issue with the verb remains. Plus, there is a change in the intended meaning: this option suggests that meteorologists recognized only six different factors … Eliminate
D – This is the correct answer. The subject comes after the modifier and the correct verb form ‘are formed’ is used.

Hope this helps!
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23 Jan 2020, 23:57
Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation.
A. meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation
B. cyclones, meteorologists recognize, form from the contribution of six different factors
C. cyclones form from the contribution of six different factors recognized by meteorologists
D. cyclones are formed, meteorologists recognize, from the contributions of six different factors
E. meteorologists are recognizing that cyclones are formed from the contributions of six different factors

Choice A: In this answer choice, the phrase "Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions" is incorrectly modifying the noun "meteorologists" rather than "cyclones". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: In this answer choice, the active voice is incorrectly used; as cyclones do not form of their own accord, the sentence must utilize the passive voice. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: This answer choice repeats the active voice error found in Option B. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice correctly utilizes the passive voice and avoids modifier errors. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Choice E: This answer choice repeats the same error found in Option A. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Hence, D is the best answer choice.

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