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2. Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.
(A) Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.
(B) The reason offshore oil drilling presents a considerably environmental risk is because of chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts.
(C) A considerable risk to the environment is presented during offshore oil drilling, where low-level leaks are chronic and the routine discharge of mud and mineral salts.
(D) Offshore oil drilling presents a considerable risk to the environment due to the fact of chronic low-level leaks, and mud and mineral salts are routinely discharged.
(E) Chronic low-level leaking, along with the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts, are what make offshore oil drilling environmentally risky.
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26 Oct 2005, 16:57
E looks best. Compact.

A:
discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts
incorrect. discharge should modifies only first noun in this case.

B. unnecessary words (The reason ...)

C. passive
D. "due to the fact of " seems incorrect
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26 Oct 2005, 17:03
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I vote for (A).

(A) Keep.

(B) distorts the original meaning by using "The reason is ... because...".

(C) Can we use "where" to refer to "oil drilling"?

(D) "due to the fact of" seems awakard.

(E) "Chronic low-level leaking" is singular, so the verb should be "is".
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26 Oct 2005, 17:42
I pick A!

B is wrong as reason......because is not the right usage
C is wrong as it incorrectly uses where
D is wrong as it incorrectly uses the phrase - due to the fact of chornic.....
E is wrong as there is no S-V agreement - we need is instead of are
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Re: SC # Choronic Low-level leaking [#permalink]

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26 Oct 2005, 18:28
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2. Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.
(A) Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.

A. A as it is correct and grammatical...
B is redundant. the reason and because donot come togather.
C is awakward and verboose.
D is long and winding..............due to
E doesnot agree with subject....
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26 Oct 2005, 18:38
A it is...

are in E is wrong, along with doesnt add to the number of subjects...if E used is then it would have been OK..
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Re: SC # Choronic Low-level leaking [#permalink]

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27 Oct 2005, 08:03
E out: S-V agreement, the verb should be singular
I lean on A
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27 Oct 2005, 15:04
Good job once agian.... OA is A.
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Re: SC # Choronic Low-level leaking [#permalink]

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08 Jun 2008, 21:34
nakib77 wrote:
2. Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.
(A) Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.
(B) The reason offshore oil drilling presents a considerably environmental risk is because of chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts.
(C) A considerable risk to the environment is presented during offshore oil drilling, where low-level leaks are chronic and the routine discharge of mud and mineral salts.
(D) Offshore oil drilling presents a considerable risk to the environment due to the fact of chronic low-level leaks, and mud and mineral salts are routinely discharged.
(E) Chronic low-level leaking, along with the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts, are what make offshore oil drilling environmentally risky.

E Wrong -- sub and verb disagree.
"are" should be "is" --- "make" should be "makes"
B (1) the reason and because -- redundant.
(2) changes the meaning of orginal sentence. Ofshore oil drillling presents a considerable rsik but orginal sentence intention is "chronic low level leaking and routine discharge.... presents considerable risk".
D) (1) changes the meaning of original sentene as discussed in B
(2) "due to the fact of" is wordy and can be replaced by "because of"
C - "where" refers to oildrilling.. which is incorrect.

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Re: SC # Choronic Low-level leaking [#permalink]

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08 Jun 2008, 21:39
r019h wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
nakib77 wrote:
2. Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.
(A) Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts present considerable environmental risk during offshore oil drilling.

(B) The reason offshore oil drilling presents a considerably environmental risk is because of chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts.
the reason...because. redundant
because of. ALWAYS wrong

(C) A considerable risk to the environment is presented during offshore oil drilling, where low-level leaks are chronic and the routine discharge of mud and mineral salts.

(D) Offshore oil drilling presents a considerable risk to the environment due to the fact of chronic low-level leaks, and mud and mineral salts are routinely discharged.
the fact is always wrong. wordy.

(E) Chronic low-level leaking, along with the routine discharge of drilling mud and mineral salts, are what make offshore oil drilling environmentally risky.

because of. ALWAYS wrong <-- Good point!

Can you elaborate why "because of" always wrong.

Is some thing wrong with this setence????
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08 Jun 2008, 21:48
gamjatang wrote:
I vote for (A).

(A) Keep.

(B) distorts the original meaning by using "The reason is ... because...".

(C) Can we use "where" to refer to "oil drilling"?

(D) "due to the fact of" seems awakard.

(E) "Chronic low-level leaking" is singular, so the verb should be "is".

A
But can someone please confirm the reason to eliminate E? Do we really need to use "is"? Instead of "are"?
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08 Jun 2008, 21:49
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gamjatang wrote:
I vote for (A).

(A) Keep.

(B) distorts the original meaning by using "The reason is ... because...".

(C) Can we use "where" to refer to "oil drilling"?

(D) "due to the fact of" seems awakard.

(E) "Chronic low-level leaking" is singular, so the verb should be "is".

A
But can someone please confirm the reason to eliminate E? Do we really need to use "is"? Instead of "are"?
Thanks

Okay I just looked it up in "SC bible" it is confirmed. Thanks
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