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Atmospheric scientists in recent years have observed increasing concentrations of chlorofluorocarbons in the tertiary layer of the stratosphere, findings consistent with the documented growth in chlorofluorocarbon emissions from industrial activity.

A. findings consistent with the documented growth in chlorofluorocarbon emissions from industrial activity
B. which are consistent with the documented growth in chlorofluorocarbon emissions from industrial activity
C. a finding consistent with growth in chlorofluorocarbon emissions from industrial activity, as documented
D. finding documented growth consistent with chlorofluorocarbon emissions from industrial activity
E. which findings are consistent with industrial activity’s documented growth in chlorofluorocarbon emissions

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The as documented in option C is a problem. The original sentence is trying to say that the growth in emissions is documented. Option C just leaves that documented bit hanging at the end of the sentence.

Scientists have found something new (X), which is consistent with something documented (Y).
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Scientists have found something new (X), which is consistent with something (Y), as documented.
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Pankaj1Agarwal wrote:
The as documented in option C is a problem. The original sentence is trying to say that the growth in emissions is documented. Option C just leaves that documented bit hanging at the end of the sentence.

Scientists have found something new (X), which is consistent with something documented (Y).
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Scientists have found something new (X), which is consistent with something (Y), as documented.


AjiteshArun : Isn't "findings" is different from "a finding"? Can we say this is also a difference between A and C. Also, why correct answer choice is using "findings" and not "finding".
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AjiteshArun : Isn't "findings" is different from "a finding"? Can we say this is also a difference between A and C. Also, why correct answer choice is using "findings" and not "finding".
Good question. Both sound okay to me, so maybe findings/a finding is not something that we can use to take a decision here.

Here is an official question that also uses findings in the correct option.
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can someone please elaborate the answer choices...
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My answer is C.."a finding" looks better to me than "findings"..Also as documented in choice C seems ok to me..
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Why can't we use "which are" in place of "findings"
Thus, B can also be the answer right

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New post 18 Mar 2019, 06:55
Hello AkshdeepS jrk23 Debashis Roy JoyBoy

Official Explanation

A is idiomatic and makes clear that the “findings” in the second clause refers to the “observed increasing concentrations” in the first clause. B has no clear referent for “which.” In C, it is unclear from the dangling “as documented” what exactly has been documented. In D, it is unclear what is meant by “finding documented growth”; they could “document growth” if they published their findings, or they could find “documented growth” if they were looking through documents, but this latter scenario does not agree with the field observations described in the first clause. In E, “which findings are consistent” is unidiomatic.

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