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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that damage collections in the United States.

A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that

C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as

D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as

E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that
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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States
because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected
to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
damage collections in the United States.
A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that------extremes should be extremities
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that.........wrong idiom
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as.....awkward & wordy, fragement
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as.......same as B above
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected
to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that-----OK to me with doubt


I am stuck with A & E. :( but have to take the chance so "E" for me.
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A & E - close fight, i too go with E, i think right comparison is done in E, 'those'
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A and E seem both right, but cuz of "extreme" and "extremity" difference I'll go with E.
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OA is
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so why is it A? Any explanations?
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Let me explain the difference between A and E. Rest all the points have been correctly explained by Hussain15 in the post above.
Ok. So here it is!
Let's see option E and check why is it incorrect.
It says: Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that
It means that the books in european libraries last longer because European climate is humid. :shock:
It changes the meaning of our sentence. Our sentence wanted to convey that Even though the climate is humid in Europe is humid, the books are not damaged because of X reason.
So due to meaning distortion, E is wrong. 8-)
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So the idiom is to be subjected (not to be subject)?
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can u tell me the idiom which is incorrectly used as mentioned by hussain15 for B and D

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"subject of" is wrong...correct idiom is "subject to"
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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States
because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected
to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
damage collections in the United States.
A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that--->>CORRECT
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that--->subject of is incorrect and no antecedent for those
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected
to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that--->in GMAT such as means for example. Also no clear antecedent for those
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A it is.

E is incorrect because it changes the meaning.
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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that damage collections in the United States.

A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that

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There is no need for a contrast onjuntion here; causal conjunction - because - is sufficient and appropriate.
Hence A, B and C can be easily dispensed with. In D, the use of – as - is senseless with the verb damage; secondly the noun - subject of - is a wrong diction in the contest.

E correctly conjugates the verb - are not subjected to -with the libraries and uses the conjunction that to tie the extremities of temperature and humidity by the the pronoun those.

E is the correct choice.
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There is no need for a contrast onjuntion here; causal conjunction - because - is sufficient and appropriate.
Hence A, B and C can be easily dispensed with. In D, the use of – as - is senseless with the verb damage; secondly the noun - subject of - is a wrong diction in the contest.

E correctly conjugates the verb - are not subjected to -with the libraries and uses the conjunction that to tie the extremities of temperature and humidity by the the pronoun those.

E is the correct choice.


It cant be E, since the sentence in E states that "books last longer in Europe because of the humidity" but its not true, books cant last longer due to humidity.

In this sentence because and although are clear. Here is a rephrase:

Libraries last longer in Europe because, even though climate is humid, libraries are not humid
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It was between A/C but chose A because we don't say extremities when describing weather at least in the context of this question.
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The answer cannot be C, since as should be used to compare two clauses (a sentence or a sentence fragment that has both – a subject and a verb). C reads: …as damage collections in the United States. This is clearly not a clause.

If C was to be a valid choice, the non-underlined portion perhaps should have been:

Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity as collections in the United States (are subjected).

However, since damage is in the non-underlined portion in the original sentence, C cannot be the correct choice.
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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States
because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected
to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
damage collections in the United States.
A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected
to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that



Would appreciate if the question stem were underlined!

Anyway, the correct idiom is 'subject to' ... so B/D are out...
C - "humidity as" damage is awkward..
E - 'such as' is used to quote examples - here its used to compare...

So ans is A.
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