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# Because of differences in the humans body's internal

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Because of differences in the humans body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

A) Because of differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they

B) Because of the difference between the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they

C) Because of the difference in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or he

D) Because of differences in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they

E) Because of the difference between the internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he
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03 Oct 2006, 09:47
they usage is wrong in a,b,d.

Narrowed down to C and E.

C uses ascends properly. So C is my answer.
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03 Oct 2006, 09:54
E it is.

Narrowing down b/w C and E, would select E coz of -
||ism -> "internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean"
usage -> "it is essential that a diver ... ascend slowly...."
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03 Oct 2006, 10:35
For the above reasons I agree that E is the best option.But I beleive that the "ascend" should be "ascends" in option E.Option C does use "ascends" but then "difference ..between" is more appropriate.Hence I beleive that option E is the best and "ascend" should be "ascends".Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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03 Oct 2006, 11:18
E

"It is essential " requires the subjcuntive mode so "ascend"

the same for other words such as :

arrange, desire, demand, directive, pleadd, recommend, request, etc

I was trapped by "c" though at first sight
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03 Oct 2006, 19:37
It is not the body pressure and ocean pressure that ascends sloyly

It is the diver so....ascends is correct IMO

I will pick C
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03 Oct 2006, 19:57
trivikram wrote:
It is not the body pressure and ocean pressure that ascends sloyly

It is the diver so....ascends is correct IMO

I will pick C

no, buddy, this one is subjunctive mood

According to the golden Manhattan SC book which we know is the best of the kind:
you should use subjunctive mood for verbs following words and phrases such as "advice, advisable, ask, arrange,....essential, fitting, imperative, important, insist, necessary,etc....."

So the verb following these indicators must be in bare-infinitive form.
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03 Oct 2006, 22:38
The OA is E....
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04 Oct 2006, 01:41
SimaQ wrote:

E)...it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he

Shouldn't the sentence be "...it is essential that a diver returning to the surface [u]be ascending slowly or he..."

It is also a continuous subjunctive form as explained here:
http://www.englishpage.com/minitutorials/subjunctive.html

it should follow the word "be" after "ascend"
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04 Oct 2006, 03:13
laxieqv wrote:
trivikram wrote:
It is not the body pressure and ocean pressure that ascends sloyly

It is the diver so....ascends is correct IMO

I will pick C

no, buddy, this one is subjunctive mood

According to the golden Manhattan SC book which we know is the best of the kind:
you should use subjunctive mood for verbs following words and phrases such as "advice, advisable, ask, arrange,....essential, fitting, imperative, important, insist, necessary,etc....."

So the verb following these indicators must be in bare-infinitive form.

shoot

you are right......
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04 Oct 2006, 07:20
laxieqv wrote:
trivikram wrote:
It is not the body pressure and ocean pressure that ascends sloyly

It is the diver so....ascends is correct IMO

I will pick C

no, buddy, this one is subjunctive mood

According to the golden Manhattan SC book which we know is the best of the kind:
you should use subjunctive mood for verbs following words and phrases such as "advice, advisable, ask, arrange,....essential, fitting, imperative, important, insist, necessary,etc....."

So the verb following these indicators must be in bare-infinitive form.

Talk about pinpointing the rule! Good work Laxie.
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04 Oct 2006, 09:19
After narrowing it down to C or E, I choose E because "differences between" is more appropriate thatn "differences in" when comparing two things.
04 Oct 2006, 09:19
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