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# Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is

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02 Apr 2015, 00:03
Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.
A world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of
B the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of
C the worlds oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of
D the rise in the rate of the worlds oil consumption is
E oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of

OA after some discussion .
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02 Apr 2015, 02:05
I will go with A unless I am wrong in assuming Currently 26 barrels a year is modifying something else.

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Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.
A world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of
B the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of
C the worlds oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of
D the rise in the rate of the worlds oil consumption is
E oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of

OA after some discussion .

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02 Apr 2015, 04:39
Merged similar topic

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02 Apr 2015, 07:25
Q1 was answered well enough by others. "Currently 26 billion barrels a year" best modifies "world consumption of oil", compared to other choices.

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Q-2) In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43%, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35%.
A. In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43%, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35%.
B. Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43% of them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35%.
C. Today, more than 43% of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35% decade ago.
D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43%, whereas it was about 35%.
E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than 43%, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35%.

OA: . Why is E Incorrect ?

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I didn't see Q2 being discussed at length. Here's my take on it:
A. "it" has no antecedent. "It" seems to be referring to Hispanics, which "it" cannot. A better construct would be "they", eg. "when they accounted for about 35%".
B. Same as A.
C. Removes "it", much better construction. Concise. Although I'm not 100% happy with the sentence, it's the best among the choices. CORRECT!
D. Same as A. Also, "whereas it was about 35%" is a misplaced modifier, being too far from "a decade ago".
E. Same as A.
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09 Oct 2016, 00:00
iDisappear wrote:
Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2
percent annually.
A. world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of
B. the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of
C. the world’s oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of
D. the rise in the rate of the world’s oil consumption is
E. oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of

What is 26 billion barrel a year: oil or consumption.

clearly option A is winner
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23 Dec 2016, 14:01
Good question. The answer is clearly A, as "Currently 26 billion barrels a year" modifies world consumption of oil.
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Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.

A. world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of
B. the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of
C. the world’s oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of
D. the rise in the rate of the world’s oil consumption is
E. oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of
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What does '26 billion barrels' signify or modify? the World Consumption of Oil. Only A has a sensible modification. In B, 26 billion modifies the world, in C, the world's oil, in D, the rise, and in E, oil, all wrong. Hence A.
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19 Feb 2017, 08:23
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What does '26 billion barrels' signify or modify? the World Consumption of Oil. Only A has a sensible modification. In B, 26 billion modifies the world, in C, the world's oil, in D, the rise, and in E, oil, all wrong. Hence A.
Thank you very much..this explanation is simple to understand and east to find correct Answer.
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11 Jul 2017, 19:47
OA looks best choice here. However I am not convinced by the usage of " World consumption of oil" shouldn't " World's consumption of oil or World's oil consumption " is a better choice ? Also if we had it in one of the answer choices then would it be preferred over answer choice A.
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11 Jul 2017, 23:05
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OA looks best choice here. However I am not convinced by the usage of " World consumption of oil" shouldn't " World's consumption of oil or World's oil consumption " is a better choice ? Also if we had it in one of the answer choices then would it be preferred over answer choice A.

I guess there is typo in the question.

Correct word should be "World's consumption of Oil"
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18 Jul 2017, 05:08
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booksknight wrote:
OA looks best choice here. However I am not convinced by the usage of " World consumption of oil" shouldn't " World's consumption of oil or World's oil consumption " is a better choice ? Also if we had it in one of the answer choices then would it be preferred over answer choice A.

I guess there is typo in the question.

Correct word should be "World's consumption of Oil"

Yes, the noun "consumption" should be preceded by an adjective, either a possessive adjective "world's" or a descriptive adjective "global".
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15 Aug 2017, 00:46
A sounds right to me, but I thought the use of "rising" was not right, so I chose B
now I know it does not matter, and also I have to be aware of the modifier
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[quote="greatchap"]Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.

(A) world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of
(B) the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of
(C) the world’s oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of
(D) the rise in the rate of the world’s oil consumption is
(E) oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of

it is clear that "currently" is an adverb. what is noun of this adverb. it is "26 bilion barrels a year"

this is a noun phase and this noun phrase is modified by an adverb. strange??

the answer is that this noun phrase works as an adjective, modifying "consumption".

this is a grammatical case, in which adverb modify a noun phrase working as an adjective. at first , we see that it is strange that adverb modify a noun. latter, we see it is logic.
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thangvietnam wrote:

it is clear that "currently" is an adverb. what is noun of this adverb. it is "26 bilion barrels a year"

this is a noun phase and this noun phrase is modified by an adverb. strange??

the answer is that this noun phrase works as an adjective, modifying "consumption".

this is a grammatical case, in which adverb modify a noun phrase working as an adjective. at first , we see that it is strange that adverb modify a noun. latter, we see it is logic.

Hello thangvietnam,

Indeed a very good analysis there.

Yes, you are correct in saying that the phrase 26 billion barrels a year has been used a modifier for the noun entity world consumption of oil. So the modifier acts as an adjective and hence can be modified by the adverb Currently.

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02 Nov 2017, 13:10
Can someone explain why the use of rising is better than increasing?

When should you be using rising vs increasing?
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Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.

(A) world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of
(B) the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of
(C) the world’s oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of
(D) the rise in the rate of the world’s oil consumption is
(E) oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of

look at choice A.

"26 bilion barrels a year" work as a adjective modifying "world consumption." this is noun as an adjective.
"currently" word as an adverb modifying noun phrase " 26 billion barrels a year".

the most beautiful thing here is that a form of adverb modifies a noun, "currently" modifies " 26 barrel".

that is the reason why gmat want to test us this situation
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Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.

(A) world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of - Correct

(B) the world is consuming oil at an increasing rate of - opening modifier "26 billion barrels/year" is clearly not a description of the world

(C) the world’s oil is being consumed at the increasing rate of - opening modifier issue - oil is not at 26 billion barrels a year

(D) the rise in the rate of the world’s oil consumption is - opening modifier issue

(E) oil is consumed by the world at an increasing rate of - opening modifier issue

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