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# Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water

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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.
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03 Sep 2007, 16:19
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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.

C

B&E have misplaced modifier
D "forms" should be "form" because particles is plural
A is passive, I prefer C
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03 Sep 2007, 17:48
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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.

A

B. which refers to oceans. This illogically says that the oceans evaporate into the atmosphere. Water IN the ocean evaporates into the atmosphere, not the entire ocean.

C: is akward. ,rises high into the atmosphere...

D: rises and evaporates seems redundant to me in this sentence. also I don't think which here refers to a proper referent. does dust create the clouds? no the evaporaporation of water on the dust does, not the dust itself.

E: which has an improper referrent. the atompsher doesn't condense into tiny droplets, the evaporated water does.
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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.

C

B&E have misplaced modifier
D "forms" should be "form" because particles is plural
A is passive, I prefer C

nice explanation!

OA is C
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21 May 2008, 07:32
I get C as well.

For parallelism it should be evaporates, rises, and condenses. This rules out A and B.

In E it says they for 'as' clouds.
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21 May 2008, 15:34
C does indeed show ||ism, which makes this one very tough. C does not show the sequence required for the formation of the clouds. It just says that oceans water does X,Y and Z.

A could be a possiblity since it correctly shows the sequence.

BUT in the actualy GMAT i would be torn and would lock in C based on my ear. I wouldn't be surprised if A is correct.
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21 May 2008, 20:09
C is the most appropriate - A has a disconnect - but I also wouldn't be surprised if A is the right answer - anybody has the OA???
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A is wrong because of its use of "condensing", clouds does not condensing in tiny droplets.
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22 May 2008, 06:51
Yupp you all nailed it. C is OA.

What was I thinking during the test..I went with A. BAD
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23 May 2008, 12:16
C is the only one does not have issues though it could be improved!
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26 Jun 2010, 03:25
Could anybody elaborate a bit more on why A is wrong?

For me it sounds better than C.

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26 Jun 2010, 04:56
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Could anybody elaborate a bit more on why A is wrong?

For me it sounds better than C.

One of the reasons why A is wrong:

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.

from X and Y - here X and Y should be parallel. However the above coloured sections are not parallel.
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13 Jul 2010, 11:18
IMO C

I rejected A because the sentence does not clear out what for the bold phrase beneath:
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.
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26 Jul 2010, 19:53
This question is really tricky because the answer is a sentence deeply altered in its structure. And it's not a common practice in the SC part.

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27 Jul 2010, 08:20
Its C .. Source: Verbal OG
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could anybody explain what's wrong with A?
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sidhu4u wrote:
noboru wrote:
Could anybody elaborate a bit more on why A is wrong?

For me it sounds better than C.

One of the reasons why A is wrong:

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.

from X and Y - here X and Y should be parallel. However the above coloured sections are not parallel.

Actually, the || could be:

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.

Thoughts on that?
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noboru wrote:
sidhu4u wrote:
noboru wrote:
Could anybody elaborate a bit more on why A is wrong?

For me it sounds better than C.

One of the reasons why A is wrong:

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.

from X and Y - here X and Y should be parallel. However the above coloured sections are not parallel.

Actually, the || could be:

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.

Thoughts on that?

"is warmed by the sun,rises high into the atmosphere and condenses..." all 3 actions related with oceans water should be parallel
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C.

A is wrong because of its use of "condensing", clouds does not condensing in tiny droplets.

So just like billy says that A is wrong because of "condensing", right?
I'm wondering whether "is warmed" and "rises" are parallel...can anyone help me? thanks!
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23 Jul 2011, 12:57
wrongly chose A
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