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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Originally posted by Amit05 on 13 Oct 2007, 19:34.
Last edited by Vyshak on 11 Jun 2016, 22:33, edited 2 times in total.
Formatted and added the OA
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Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

answer E - subjunctive mood
in addition, "difference between" (E) is idiomatic over "difference in" (C)

Originally posted by beckee529 on 13 Oct 2007, 19:42.
Last edited by beckee529 on 13 Oct 2007, 20:12, edited 2 times in total.
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13 Oct 2007, 19:44
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

Good .. Bring me more ... OA will come soon.
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13 Oct 2007, 19:45
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

Good .. Bring me more ... OA will come soon.

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13 Oct 2007, 19:57
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

Good .. Bring me more ... OA will come soon.

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Could you please explain why 'ascends' can't be used in infinitives as in E??
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13 Oct 2007, 20:12
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Amit05 wrote:

Could you please explain why 'ascends' can't be used in infinitives as in E??

since this is talking about a hypothetical situation, (the diver isn't really performing the action), this is subjunctive mood so we cannot use the regular infinitive. therefore, ascends is incorrect.

the tip off for me was "essential that" in the beginning
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13 Oct 2007, 20:17
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Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

Good .. Bring me more ... OA will come soon.

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Could you please explain why 'ascends' can't be used in infinitives as in E??

It is ESSENTIAL THAT (Indicates a subjunctive mood is about to come) a diver (returning blah blah) ascend (VERB IN SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD ) ..rest of the sentence.

advice, advisable, ask, arrange,....essential, fitting, imperative, important, insist, necessary,etc....." These words signal the use of subjunctive moood.

Where is the infinitve you talk about though? I couldn't understand. This sentence is clear case of the subjunctive mood.
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15 Oct 2007, 07:12
dwivedys wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

Good .. Bring me more ... OA will come soon.

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Could you please explain why 'ascends' can't be used in infinitives as in E??

It is ESSENTIAL THAT (Indicates a subjunctive mood is about to come) a diver (returning blah blah) ascend (VERB IN SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD ) ..rest of the sentence.

advice, advisable, ask, arrange,....essential, fitting, imperative, important, insist, necessary,etc....." These words signal the use of subjunctive moood.

Where is the infinitve you talk about though? I couldn't understand. This sentence is clear case of the subjunctive mood.

Sorry .. i mean subjunctive.. that was a typo.. Wht I wanted to make sure was why can't we use ascends as a verb form instead of ascend.. I just wanted to know the diff in using 2 of them ..
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15 Oct 2007, 08:41
Amit05 wrote:
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

E. basically it test llism (between x and y) and Only E is parallel.
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15 Oct 2007, 09:22
E

tough choice Between C and E. I don't like differences In in C and Ascends

Choice E corrects all the errors.
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15 Oct 2007, 13:04
im going with E because it should be between not in. whats the correct answer given?
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Amit05 wrote:
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

E. basically it test llism (between x and y) and Only E is parallel.

I didn't even notice the subjunctive mood, but here is how I came to the concludsion, and picked E as my answer...

you need "that of the ocean" to make the right comparison, so A and B are out...

"a diver" needs to go with " he" so D is out....

you need "Between....and" so so C is out....

that left me with E....
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16 Oct 2007, 20:07
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

Good .. Bring me more ... OA will come soon.

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Could you please explain why 'ascends' can't be used in infinitives as in E??

I could clear up my doubt on why to 'ascend' instead of 'ascends' in option E (subjunctive)..
As the subjunctive mood refers to something that is not real, ascends would signify that the verb is actually happening..
essential that diver ascends .... >> the diver is actually ascending
essential that diver ascend ..... >> It is a wish .. In other words subjunctive is attached to independent clause that uses an adjective to express urgency..
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Amit05 wrote:
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."

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

This is E.

Every choice but CE use they to refer to a diver.

C and E, I these sentences are using the subjunctive. Everytime I read it my head kept saying ascend. I wanted to use ascends to refer to the singular diver, but I really think subjunctive is being used here. So i went for E.
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kalpvriksha14 wrote:
will go with C

IN C,

human body's internal pressure - isn't this kind of wording is awkward?

E is correct ans.
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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 will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

A) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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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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 will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

A) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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

A, B and D are out for 'diver' versus 'they' --

between C and E, I choose E.

C souded awkward.

IMO E.
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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 will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

A) 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 --> it means: 1)differences in the human body's internal pressure and 2)the ocean's are two separated causes. Besides, a diver and they are wrongly compared
B) 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 -->same 2nd error of A
C) 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 -->same 1st error of A
D) 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 -->same errors of A
E) 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 -->fix all the faults of A: 1)idiom between ... and ... correctly connects internal pressure of human body and that - internal pressure, of ocean to the same modifier: the difference. 2) a diver and he -->the best
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why does E use "ascend" rather than "ascends"
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why does E use "ascend" rather than "ascends"

uncertainty mode of expression: essential + that + S + inf Verb
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