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04 Jul 2012, 12:54
My queries:

A.are "is warmed" and "rises" parallel?
C.Does "Warmed by the Sun," modify i. ocean water evaporates, ii. rises high into the atmosphere, ii. and
condenses in... If it is, does not it seems problematic!!!

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This is a tricky question.
A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by
the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust.PASSIVE INITIALLY BUT ACTIVE IN THE LATER PART-inappropriate
B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises
high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.WHICH IS MODIFYING OCEAN-incorrect
C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.-Correct
D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds."WARMED BY THE SUN"IS MODIFYING "EVAPORATES"-incorrect
E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere,
which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds."WHICH" IS MODIFYING ATMOSPHERE-incorrect
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06 Oct 2012, 00:58
In answer choice C what is modifying what? Can someone please clarify?

C) Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.

Warmed by the Sun REFERS TO ocean water RIGHT? Is 'warmed by the sun' the modifier?

THEN Ocean water evaporates, rises and condenses? RIGHT?

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16 Jan 2013, 04:30
will D be correct if it is:

Warmed by the Sun,the water in the oceans evaporates, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
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will D be correct if it is:

Warmed by the Sun,the water in the oceans evaporates, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.

not really; in this case 'dust' itself is forming the clouds rather than the whole act (process of water evaporating blabla) forming the clouds. makes sense?

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Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun
and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by
the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust.
B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises
high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere,
which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.

For similar questions with number of events, We need to cross check the events for parallelism as well as chronological sequence. This will help to eliminate couple of answer choices. Among remaining option choices, wrong ones will have errors such as Subject Verb agreement, Misplaced Modifier error.
Now let's see specifically in this question.

A. Warmed by the Sun and condensing in tiny droplets are not parallel. Ocean water is more correct way to use than Ocean's water.
B. Sun's warmth evaporating is awkward. Ocean water is more correct than verbose usage of water in the oceans. which has unclear referent. Events are not parallel at all.
C. evaporates.. rises high.., condenses..is absolutely correct parallel construction. Sequence of events also correct before formation of clouds.
D. warmed by the Sun is misplaced modifier(This is done correctly in 'E'). It should be placed after water. Formation of cloud is the major event. Usage of which looks awkward as it is trying make sense of sentence with last few words modified by which.
E. evaporates, rises , which then condenses are not parallel. form into cloud is more correct than form as clouds in terms of meaning.

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mymba99 wrote:
Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun
and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by
the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust.
B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises
high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere,
which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.

OA is in fact (C)

Evaporates, rises, condenses are all parallel

P.D. I think that rises high is redundant though, not a GMAT type question

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30 Aug 2014, 10:58
This is the correct answer , everything suits C
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This was my elimination process:

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by
the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust.
"water that is warmed by the sun and rises high into the atmosphere" --> makes it seem that water rises high into the atmosphere, which is not correct. So i move to the next choice

B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises
high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
"which" is a relative pronoun and modifies the word immediately before it - in this case, oceans. Oceans do not rise high. Eliminate

C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
Makes sense for the large part. The initial "Warmed by the Sun", ocean confused me a little bit. This confusion was unnecessary as "ocean" here is like an adjective describing water. Thus, "warmed by the sun" is modifying "water" as it should

D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
This sentence was really confusing. "Warmed by the sun" isn't placed correctly - What is being warmed? The water is. Then why isn't it placed right next to the word "water"?? On the whole this sentence was awkward because of the positions of some of the modifiers. So I moved on

E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere,
which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.
Makes it seem like the atmosphere condenses into tiny droplets - "Which" is a relative pronoun that modifies the word that comes immediately before it. This isn't correct. Eliminate

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11 Mar 2015, 13:02
At C., the correct expression shouldn't be "ocean's water" instead of "ocean water"?

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A is particularly wrong because of absurd meaning. It says that clouds are formed by the evaporation of ocean’s water, which is contrary to fact. It is the condensation that ultimately causes the formation of the water. C amends this error by properly sequencing the formation
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Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
WRONG:- Lack of parallelism:- evaporation, warmed, condensing, rises none are parallel to each other.

B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
WRONG:- Incorrectly placed ""which" modifies the ocean. It seems like the ocean itself rises high into the atmosphere. (Ocean's WATER rises high in the atmosphere.)

C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
PERFECT:- Parallel structures :- Evaporates, rises, condenses. Correctly placed phrases and modifiers. Crisp and clear meaning.

D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
WRONG:- Another almost perfect sentence EXCEPT that ",warmed by the sun," cannot be bound by commas, as it is an essential phrase need for the sentence to make sense. Here it is bound by commas which makes it additional information that can be ignored. A ESSENTIAL PHRASE CANNOT BE CHANGED INTO AN ADDITIONAL PARENTHETICAL INFORMATION.

E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere, which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.
WRONG:- "Which" is modifying atmosphere. It seems that atmosphere is condensing into clouds. (Ocean Water is condensing into clouds)

mymba99 wrote:
Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun
and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by
the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust.
B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises
high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and
condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the
atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere,
which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.

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Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.

A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
WRONG:- Lack of parallelism:- evaporation, warmed, condensing, rises none are parallel to each other.

B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
WRONG:- Incorrectly placed ""which" modifies the ocean. It seems like the ocean itself rises high into the atmosphere. (Ocean's WATER rises high in the atmosphere.)

C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
PERFECT:- Parallel structures :- Evaporates, rises, condenses. Correctly placed phrases and modifiers. Crisp and clear meaning.

D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which
forms clouds.
WRONG:- Another almost perfect sentence EXCEPT that ",warmed by the sun," cannot be bound by commas, as it is an essential phrase need for the sentence to make sense. Here it is bound by commas which makes it additional information that can be ignored. A ESSENTIAL PHRASE CANNOT BE CHANGED INTO AN ADDITIONAL PARENTHETICAL INFORMATION.

E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere, which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as
clouds.
WRONG:- "Which" is modifying atmosphere. It seems that atmosphere is condensing into clouds. (Ocean Water is condensing into clouds)

gb8 wrote:
Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.

A) Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
B) Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
C) Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
D) The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds.
E) Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere, which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as clouds.

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A) Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
Incorrect idiom. Formed from is an incorrect idiom usage. Also, the statement's meaning is at question as to whether evaporation is a component found in the ocean's water or the process. (ignoring one's general knowledge about the process)

B) Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
Incorrect modifier placement. Oceans do not rise high into the atmosphere.

C) Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
Short. Succinct. Correct.

D) The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds
Incorrect modifier placement.Sun is not rising high in the atmosphere

E) Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere, which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as clouds.
Incorrect modifier placement. Atmosphere does not condense.

Hence, C.
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hdwnkr wrote:

A) Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
Incorrect idiom. Formed from is an incorrect idiom usage. Also, the statement's meaning is at question as to whether evaporation is a component found in the ocean's water or the process. (ignoring one's general knowledge about the process)

B) Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
Incorrect modifier placement. Oceans do not rise high into the atmosphere.

C) Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds.
Short. Succinct. Correct.

D) The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds
Incorrect modifier placement.Sun is not rising high in the atmosphere

E) Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere, which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as clouds.
Incorrect modifier placement. Atmosphere does not condense.

Hence, C.

Correct for all except for D

The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds[/b]
when any phrase is bound by comma on both side- ,rises high in atmosphere,
then you must read it as something inside a brackert - (rises high in atmosphere)
The moment you bound a phrase by a starting and an end comma it becomes parenthetical. A parenthetical information in written English is considered as an extra information which is used to clarify or explain. Such information can be ignored as it is not essential but only explanatory.

Now the option D in CURRENT FORM is INCORRECT

The water in the oceans evaporates (warmed by the Sun) rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds

or

The water in the oceans evaporates rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds[/b]

Now you can see why D is incorrect because it is missing "and" between "evaporates" & "rises"
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In A, what is "condensing" supposed to modify. I my research, I conclude that "condensing in tiny droplets…." is a participle phrase => participle phrases can modify a noun right next to it, or a noun a little farther. If you can confirm this information, that would be great. I am curious since modifiers is a 'huge" subject.

Split1) Parallelism. This sentence is easy to read by following this logic: ocean water evaporates, rises and condenses. A.B, D and E are out.

Split2) Modifiers. the modifiers used in B, D and E are incorrect. In B "which incorrectly modifies "ocean". In D " "warmed by the sun" incorrectly modifies "evaporates". In E "which" incorrectly modifies "atmosphere". B, D and E are out.

Split3) noun vs verb. "the evaporation" vs "evaporates". Gmat prefers actions verbs such as evaporates, why? verbs are direct, short and sweet, and clearer. Nouns are passive, indirect, wordy, not clear. This is a preference so using nouns does not make the sentence wrong but it does raise a red flag for sure. A is kind of out, but not yet, but will be out.

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Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust.
A. Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans’ water that is warmed by the Sun and rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute
particles of dust. - chronology is not correct ; that is warmed ... and rises need to be parallel -- that is missing before rises
B. Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth evaporating the water in the oceans, which rises high into the atmosphere, condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust. - chronology is not correct ; which rises high lead to meaning error
C. Warmed by the Sun, ocean water evaporates, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form clouds. - Correct
D. The water in the oceans evaporates, warmed by the Sun, rises high into the atmosphere, and condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust, which forms clouds. - modifier warmed by the Sun is misplaced ; which clause does not have a proper reference
E. Ocean water, warmed by the Sun, evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere, which then condenses in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust to form as clouds. - which relative pronoun error

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