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# Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased

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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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04 Jul 2009, 11:40

Actually, I cannot see any big difference between A and B. B seems to me a better option.

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04 Jul 2009, 14:28

A is not parallel: "increased..." and "burning fossil fuels". Adj and verb.

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05 Jul 2009, 00:23
B it is.

'resulting from the combustion of' is correctly modifying the subject 'increased atmospheric carbon dioxide'
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05 Jul 2009, 11:41
could someone explain as to y C is a bad choice?

I feel it is as good as B

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05 Jul 2009, 11:43
[quote="hasham222"]could someone explain as to y C is a bad choice?

C indicates that the carbondioxide is continously increasing, whereas B says it has increased

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Contrary to earlier conjectures, it may be that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (noun phrase) resulting from the combustion of burning fossil fuels (participle phrase modifying the noun phrase) would cool the globe by reducing the amount of solar energy absorbed by snow.

This is not reflected in the C.
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22 Oct 2009, 13:03
can some1 explain in detail why C is wrong???

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22 Oct 2009, 15:28
trainspotting wrote:
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

A --> "as a result of" is wordy
B --> looks fine
C --> "increasing carbon dioxide" changes the meaning
D --> firstly looked fine, but "carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase" is wordy
E --> wordy

B for me

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18 Jul 2010, 04:30
It is always resulting from better than as a result of?
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31 Mar 2011, 02:45
(A) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide as a result of burning
-> burning fossil fuels -> looks awkward; is burning type of fuels; or whereever fossil fuels are burning etc
(B) increased atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from the combustion of
combustion of fussible fuel -> Looks ok
(C) increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of -> awkward "increasing"
(D) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that increase from burning -> burning as A
(E) atmospheric carbon dioxide that increased from burning -> burning

so B is correct

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31 Mar 2011, 07:42
trainspotting wrote:
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
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Between A & B, i will go for B. Its more clear and concise.
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23 Dec 2011, 08:28
C is too parallel but wordy
B is parallel and economy.
Ans. B
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23 Dec 2011, 08:29
sagarsabnis wrote:
can some1 explain in detail why C is wrong???

C is too parallel but wordy
B is parallel and economy.
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02 Jan 2013, 05:43
zoltan wrote:

Actually, I cannot see any big difference between A and B. B seems to me a better option.

same here ... i really can't find a flaw in A ...

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27 Oct 2017, 04:10
“As a result of” can only modify clauses and not nouns. For instance, you can say
carbon dioxide levels increased as a result of...
but you can't say
the carbon dioxide as a result of ... did this. Hence (B)

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