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# Chronic low-level leaking and the routine discharge of

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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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08 Nov 2009, 23:57
Think Its A. please post the OA good Question
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09 Nov 2009, 03:51
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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

It is certainly A

B - "Reason" has to be followed by "that" instead of "because"
C- "where" incorrectly placed as a modifier
D - wrong idiomatic usage of 'due to'
E - alongwith cannot make the subject plural - 'are'. 'Is' has to be used here.

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09 Nov 2009, 06:28
It is A...

Rest either suffer from redundant addition or poor formation
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09 Nov 2009, 07:02
All of you have it right. it's from 1000sc (came across in the error log so thought of sharing ).
POE is the way to go for this and there is no issue with parallelism between "low level leaking" and "routine discharge"
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14 Apr 2012, 17:07
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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14 Apr 2012, 21:00
Harishkotha wrote:
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.

(B) distorts the meaning of the original sentence by saying that the reasons above are why offshore drilling is a hazard. It's making he claim that these are the main reasons which is outside the context of the original sentence.

(C) "offshore drilling, where" maybe you can use "where" when referring to the locations of offshore drilling, but this refers to the actual act of offshore drilling

(D) "due to the fact of" improper idiom, should be "due to the fact that"

(E) don't let the middle phrase confuse you, the subject is still chronic leaking, which is singular so the vet attached to it should be "is" not "are"
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31 Dec 2012, 04:20
gmattokyo wrote:
All of you have it right. it's from 1000sc (came across in the error log so thought of sharing ).
POE is the way to go for this and there is no issue with parallelism between "low level leaking" and "routine discharge"

Hey, can you explain why there is no issue with parallelism with this?

I mean shouldn't it be low level leaking and routine discharging?
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31 Dec 2012, 04:51
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Leaking is used as gerund here, hence acts as a noun.

Both noun phrases "Chronic low-level leaking" and "the routine discharge" are parallel and relate to "drilling mud & mineral salts"
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31 Dec 2012, 04:59
PraPon wrote:
Leaking is used as gerund here, hence acts as a noun.

Both noun phrases "Chronic low-level leaking" and "the routine discharge" are parallel and relate to "drilling mud & mineral salts"

Thanks ... that explains it ...
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03 Jul 2017, 08:20
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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03 Jul 2017, 17:25
in gmat, it is true that test takers should avoid V-ing in CR questions as much as possible. Nevertheless, many questions still have the right answer containing V-ing
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