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# Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other

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Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did
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06 Dec 2007, 17:33
gregspirited wrote:
Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did

Will go for 'C' ... or else ...subjunctive mood

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06 Dec 2007, 21:23
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gregspirited wrote:
Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did

why not B?

I thought anything after ';' should be an absolute construction.. is that not true???

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07 Dec 2007, 04:19
Beyond700 wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
gregspirited wrote:
Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did

why not B?

I thought anything after ';' should be an absolute construction.. is that not true???

What do you mean by absolute construction and why OR ELSE is right here. Can you explain a bit more? BTW your answer is right. OA is C
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07 Dec 2007, 05:09
gregspirited wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
gregspirited wrote:
Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities.

A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise,
B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so,
C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else
D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or
E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did

why not B?

I thought anything after ';' should be an absolute construction.. is that not true???

What do you mean by absolute construction and why OR ELSE is right here. Can you explain a bit more? BTW your answer is right. OA is C

This is how I percieve it...may not be 100% true..

After each story from a kindergarden book, there will be a statement : THE MORAL of the story is ".................", which usually is a very generic statement, a comment, Idiom or some thing like that...

I relate anything affter ';' to the style above..

It is not exactly an absolute construction here but something similar to that, which doesn't modify the subject of the sentence but the whole sentence. To be precise a stand alone statement should follow a ';'

I narrowed down to c & d

In C

so cold and so reflective - in parallel.. In the original stem the verb used is oceans would rise 250 feet , by which we need a conditional preposition. C has 'or else' to supplement it.

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