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# Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased

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222. 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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11 May 2007, 13:44
222. 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

"atmospheric carbon dioxide" is not the right phrase.

D is my choice.
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11 May 2007, 14:45
I'd go with B here although "atmospheric carbon dioxide" does sound a but weird. Overall, it's the only choice that sounds grammatically correct to me.
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11 May 2007, 14:53
nervousgmat wrote:
I'd go with B here although "atmospheric carbon dioxide" does sound a but weird. Overall, it's the only choice that sounds grammatically correct to me.

Between choices A and B. What is the difference between 'as a result of burning' and 'resulting from the combustion of'?
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11 May 2007, 14:56

Last edited by KillerSquirrel on 11 May 2007, 15:28, edited 2 times in total.
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11 May 2007, 14:58
leeye84 wrote:
222. 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

what is difference between increased and increasing?
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11 May 2007, 15:25
Himalayan wrote:
leeye84 wrote:
222. 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

what is difference between increased and increasing?

When using "ed" and "ing" the "ing" is the cause and the "ed" is the receiver.

In the sentence above the resulting from the combustion cause the increased atmospheric carbon dioxide.

so the correct answer has to be (B). answer (A) is missing something that is irrelevant to "ed" and "ing".

see more at:

http://gocsm.net/sevas/esl/reviewlesson/passive3a.html
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12 Jun 2007, 22:26
KillerSquirrel wrote:
Himalayan wrote:
leeye84 wrote:
222. 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

what is difference between increased and increasing?

When using "ed" and "ing" the "ing" is the cause and the "ed" is the receiver.

In the sentence above the resulting from the combustion cause the increased atmospheric carbon dioxide.

so the correct answer has to be (B). answer (A) is missing something that is irrelevant to "ed" and "ing".

see more at:

http://gocsm.net/sevas/esl/reviewlesson/passive3a.html

using this rule, the answer should be A
the "increased" carbon dioxide is a result of the action - "burning" the fossil fuel...

the OA is B.

Can anyone plz help with this..
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