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# An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project

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An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.
A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

What are the errors, if any, in D and E?

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13 Aug 2008, 17:03
A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

A, B and C are out – verb issue

E: “an average” incorrectly modifies global warming; instead it needs to modify the number.

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14 Aug 2008, 06:38
there are issues with both D and E. Obviously ABC are out as there is a verb issue.
In D average cannot be from A to B
average will be between A and B.
In E average global warmong of between is ambiguos.
If I had to pick I will pick E

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14 Aug 2008, 06:58
It is a tricky question. I'll pick E, because i believe that D changes the meaning. I understand from D that what the group projects is the change of the average from 1,8 to 6,3, so 1,8 is the old value, and 6,3 is a new value. E keeps the original meaning, that the average will be a value between 1,8 and 6,3.

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14 Aug 2008, 18:23
x97agarwal wrote:
An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.
A. project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and
B. project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to
C. project global warming that will average between 1.8 and
D. projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
E. projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

What are the errors, if any, in D and E?

I would go with E.

An average can't be "from" 1.8 to 6.3 because it's not a range. It must fall "between" 1.8 and 6.3

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