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As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Hel

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As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

(A) As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive cone that contains

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain

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As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

(A) As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing ( no subject for verb 'is'.)

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive cone that contains( consist in is incorrect consist of is correct)

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that( no subject for verb 'is' )

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing( correct)

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain ( consist in is incorrect)

will go with choice D.

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Imo D

A) As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing----incorrect ,RUn on sentence has 2 verbs for 1 subject and connector issue

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive cone that contains---incorrect, same error as A

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that---incorrect , run on sentence

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing--correct

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain---incorrect consists and contain are not parallel

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Correct idiom is "Consists of" . This leaves us with option A,C and D. In option A, introductory modifier is wrong.
In option C , the verb "contains" is missing.

Answer is D.

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As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

Meaning analysis: there is comparison between some volcanoes and Mount St. Helens. Both Mount St. Helens and other volcanoes consist of a large eruptive cone. This cone contains lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits. Mount St. Helens is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Pacific Ring of Fire is the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

Error analysis: We have 2 clauses here:
1. Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits
2. is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean
Usage of “as” here for comparison is incorrect, verb “is” tries to make usage of “as” grammatically correct, because when “as” is used for comparison, it has to be followed by “clause”. But it fails to do so in this sentence. Moreover “the case for other volcanoes” is not parallel to “Mount St. Helens”

(A) As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive cone that contains
(“consists of” is correct idiom, now “similar to” maintains correct ‘//ism)

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that
(“that” modifies “eruptive cone”, but has no action verb to do so, and per this choice it seem that “cone” itself is “lava rock, pumice, and other deposits”, which is not the intended meaning. Now “like” maintains correct ‘//ism)

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain
(“and contain” made parallel to “consists”, but it doesn’t agree in number with the subject “which – refers to Mount St. Helens”, moreover this is not Mount St. Helens contains lave rock bla,bla,bla; it is a large eruptive cone contains lave rock bla,bla,bla. Now “like” maintains correct ‘//ism)

So answer choice D is correct

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IMO D.

As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

(A) As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing - 'As is the case' is wrong

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive cone that contains - 'consists in' is wrong

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that - makes the sentence confusing as there is no connection for 'is' that is used in later part of sentence

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing - correct

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain - 'consists in' is wrong
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IMO: D

As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

The non-underlined sentence contains the main verb of the sentence, implying that underlined sentence must end with non-essential modifiers (starting and ending with commas). Mount St. Helens consist of... not consist in..... Further, Mount St. Helens is like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range.
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Choice A is incorrect because it creates a nonsense fragment when it is read in context of the sentence as a whole. Be careful with this answer, though: even though it is somewhat wordy, it appears to be grammatically acceptable when read only in the context of the beginning of the sentence. The problem can be seen more easily if the sentence is stripped down to its basic components: Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone... is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Choice B is incorrect because it creates the same grammatical problem as choice A. The use of similar to form the comparison is acceptable, but it is a distraction that does not address the underlying problem consists in should be consists of.

Choice C is incorrect because it creates the same grammatical problem as choice A and B. Even though like normally signifies correctly formed transition in the GMAT, in this case the formation of the comparison is secondary to the issue and the sentence does not make grammatical sense.

Choice D is correct because the insertion of which creates a non-essential clause that, when removed, leaves a grammatically coherent sentence: Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens,...is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Choice E is incorrect because of the formation of the non-essential clause: consists in should be consists of, and contain should be contains because the existing verb is not parallel to consists and disagrees with its subject Mount St. Helens.
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As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean.

(A) As is the case for other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive cone that contains

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain

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(A) As is the case for (Correct idiom should be: As is the case with...) other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone containing

(B) Similar to other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists in a large eruptive(Consists of....) cone that contains

(C) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens consists of a large eruptive cone that (That lava rock....does not make sense)

(D) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists of a large eruptive cone containing lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits, (Here, the phrase following which correctly describes Mount St Helens) CORRECT

(E) Like other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, which consists in a large eruptive cone and contain (Subject verb agreement error: as St helens is singular, verb should be contains
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