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# Diesel engines burn as much as 30 percent less fuel than

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Diesel engines burn as much as 30 percent less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global warming.

A. of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B. of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

C. of comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

D. that have a comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

E. that have a comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases having
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09 Sep 2006, 23:09
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
Diesel engines burn as much as 30 percent less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global warming.

A. of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B. of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

C. of comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

D. that have a comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

E. that have a comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases having

C for the following reasons:

2. "That" "have" are needed in the sentence..because "been" is not underlined
3. I am not okay with using "fewer" with other gases
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09 Sep 2006, 23:19

I think I can actually find something wrong in all the options..

But preference to ||ism... Diesel engines burn.... as well as emit... So A & E are out.

"they" is redundant... therefore C and D are out.

As for B, having at the end bothers me...
If B were :
of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases

then B would be good.

Swagatalakshmi wrote:

A. of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B. of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

C. of comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

D. that have a comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

E. that have a comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases having
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09 Sep 2006, 23:20
C

1. "of" is better - D and E out
2. burn......emit..... - A out
3. "fewer of the other gases" - "fewer of" refers to what???? - B Out
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09 Sep 2006, 23:23
Guess its time to go to bed!! Been a long day and am not getting things through my head...
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10 Sep 2006, 12:43
C ... B has problem with 'far fewer of other gases'
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10 Sep 2006, 14:42
OK - the OA is A but I agree with hass_mba that none of the options is gramatically correct. I do not know the source of this question (got it from another forum) but if you guys know the source, please post the OE.
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11 Sep 2006, 04:25
I guess the only problem with C could be the pronoun 'they'. It could refer to diesel or petrol engine.
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11 Sep 2006, 06:10
Same here, went with C, but I wasn't comfy with C also because of "they" , its reference is not clear, is it referring to Diesel or Gasoline engine? , better if "they" is removed.

I felt A was wrong because of its use of "emitting", "burn" and "emitting" aren't ||
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23 Sep 2006, 23:56
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24 Sep 2006, 17:06
A - emitting not parallel with burn
B- CORRECT.
C,D,E - Meaning problem. These try to say that they emit less quantities of other gases instead of what they should mean: some gases are not emitted at all(far fewer gases)

Swagatalakshmi wrote:
Diesel engines burn as much as 30 percent less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global warming.

A. of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B. of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

C. of comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

D. that have a comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

E. that have a comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases having
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24 Sep 2006, 20:33
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
Diesel engines burn as much as 30 percent less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global warming.

A. of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B. of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

C. of comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

D. that have a comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

E. that have a comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases having

Hmmm so basic structure is:
[Something] does [something] as much as [something] less [something] than [something], as well as doing [something]... ... doing is weird. I think that the emitting is being done by the Engines, meaning that it is still doing it progressive--so I guess it is possible, but the inclination is that the as well as VERB should be in the same tense as burn, present tense. However, they do burn, but (they are) emitting....

Makes sense, I guess but is not jiving with my internal English monitor! Your choices sound better than A. Wow. I would say the idom is X's do (burn) this as well as that (present tense verb, emitt)... I am consfused again.

My conclusion is this is a bad question.
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12 Feb 2017, 23:08
to this i will go with A
i have eliminated D and E as these to have the verb having so eliminated , and in C they, has no a particular antecedent so eliminated now for b which is a run-on so eliminated left with A only that concise and has no error so chose A
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07 Sep 2017, 07:43
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
Diesel engines burn as much as 30 percent less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global warming.

A. of comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B. of comparable size, as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

C. of comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

D. that have a comparable size, and also they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases that have

E. that have a comparable size, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and other gases having

B ) has the problem of " HAVING " at the end
" other gases having been implicated in global warming "simply does not sound correct.
C ) " and also they emit is awkward " - what does " they " refer to, Diesel engines or Gasoline engines

D) " That " is inappropriate here .
Also same error as in C has been repeated. Ambiguity of " they "

E) " That " is inappropriate here .
error of B is repeated here .
the problem of " HAVING " at the end
" other gases having been implicated in global warming "simply does not sound correct.

A) is the best of the lot.
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