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# Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased

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08 Nov 2006, 00:23
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Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning fossil fuels would cool the globe by reducing the amount of solar energy absorbed by snow.

(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of
(C) increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of
(D) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase from burning
(E) atmospheric carbon dioxide that increased from burning
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08 Nov 2006, 01:13
B is my choice...

C, D and E are out because the referents are inappropriate...

A is awkward to me, howver is close to correct answer
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08 Nov 2006, 01:23
A. As a result of-> Redundant

C. atmospheric carbon dioxide is better than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

D. effusive

E. Same as D..

So I van zero down to B.
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08 Nov 2006, 01:29
B is good. we want to say the c02 resulting from the combustion...
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08 Nov 2006, 10:09
A or B

I can not decide so i'm going with the original. A is my response.
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08 Nov 2006, 21:37
trivikram wrote:
Can anyone explain why A is wrong?

I can't find a flaw in the original
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08 Nov 2006, 21:58
trivikram wrote:
Can anyone explain why A is wrong?

I think as a result of - as Patrannn has explained - is redundant.

Consider this -

AS by itself is used to imply "a result" or "reason". For example, I didn't come to office as I was not well. You wouldn't say I didn't come to office as a result of my sickness.
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09 Nov 2006, 03:59
Pl. explain the difference between increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
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10 Nov 2006, 00:45
Great guys ..OA is B
10 Nov 2006, 00:45
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