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Pretty simple question - C sounds normal, while other variants little bit awkward

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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.

Issue: Construction

Analysis:
1. The sentence talks about the various steps that ocean water goes through to form clouds. The correct options should connect these logically and chronologically for proper meaning.

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.
- "Clouds form by the Sun’s warmth" structure does not strongly establish the causality between "formation of clouds" and "condensation of droplets on minute particles of dust".
- "which" incorrectly modifies "ocean", creating non-sensical sentence


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.
- "which" modifies "dust" creating non-sensical sentence.

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" modifies "atmosphere" creating non-sensical sentence.
- "as" is unnecessary


Answer: C.

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in option A the last phrase after comma,condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust' MODIFYING the previous clause that has clouds as subject so incorrect.
hence answer is C :lol:

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nks2611 wrote:
in option A the last phrase after comma,condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust' MODIFYING the previous clause that has clouds as subject so incorrect.
hence answer is B


B cannot be the correct answer because 'which' is illogically modifying oceans here. Hence, a wrong meaning. Correct answer should be C here.

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.
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nks2611 wrote:
in option A the last phrase after comma,condensing in tiny droplets on minute particles of dust' MODIFYING the previous clause that has clouds as subject so incorrect.
hence answer is B


B cannot be the correct answer because 'which' is illogically modifying oceans here. Hence, a wrong meaning. Correct answer should be C here.

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.

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it was a typo error ,i have chose C as the answer :lol:

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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.
--> 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.

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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comma +doing when it is attached to the main clause shows an action which is not separable from the action of the main clause and which is a part of the action in the main clause. in contrast, " and" shows two or three actions which are separable from one another. whenever, we see the split between "and" and "comma+doing", ask yourself whether the actions are separable.

this basic concept is tested a lot on gmat
A is wrong because "condensing" can not be a part of " rising".
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"C" is the correct choice - The sequence of steps in a cloud's formation is clear.
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