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275. El Nino, the periodic abnormal warming of the sea surface off Peru, a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated in the western Pacific to flow back to the east.

(A) a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated
(B) a phenomenon where changes in the ocean and atmosphere are combining to allow the warm water that is accumulating
(C) a phenomenon in which ocean and atmosphere changes combine and which allows the warm water that is accumulated
(D) is a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine to allow the warm water that has accumulated
(E) is a phenomenon where ocean and atmosphere changes are combining and allow the warm water accumulating

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275. El Nino, the periodic abnormal warming of the sea surface off Peru, a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated in the western Pacific to flow back to the east.

(A) a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated
(B) a phenomenon where changes in the ocean and atmosphere are combining to allow the warm water that is accumulating
(C) a phenomenon in which ocean and atmosphere changes combine and which allows the warm water that is accumulated
(D) is a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine to allow the warm water that has accumulated
(E) is a phenomenon where ocean and atmosphere changes are combining and allow the warm water accumulating


would go with D

I may not explain it very well but here is what I think:
a,b c do not have a verb to complete the clause that began with El Nino, however d & e have IS that is completing the clause. The 'IN WHICH' in d is better than 'where' in E. also E sounds odd otherwise.
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D

(A) a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated
--> El Nino,..., a phenomenon in which changes in.. allow water that has accumulated in the western Pacific to flow back to the east.
This is not a complete sentence at all :)


(B) a phenomenon where changes in the ocean and atmosphere are combining to allow the warm water that is accumulating
--> same as in (A)

(C) a phenomenon in which ocean and atmosphere changes combine and which allows the warm water that is accumulated
--> same as in (A)

(D) is a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine to allow the warm water that has accumulated
-->correct

(E) is a phenomenon where ocean and atmosphere changes are combining and allow the warm water accumulating
--> too wordy, "allow the warm water accumulating" is not correct grammar.
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Oa is D
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(A) a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated
(B) 'are combining' is inapporpriate
(C) meaning of sentence changed
(D) is a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine to allow the warm water that has accumulated
(E) 'are combining' is awkward

Between A and D, I'll take D. 'is a phenomenon' would point to El Nino instead of the periodic abnormal warming.
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D!

It is important to*ignore* non-essential modifiers.
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yeah. I did not get why present perfect is used in D.
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I have chosen D for this question:

A. Sentence is a fragment because it lacks a main verb. Currently, the sentence has 2 modifiers for El Nino - the 2nd modifier is therefore misplaced at the moment.

B. Sentence is a fragment because it lacks a main verb.

C. Again, the sentence is a fragment.

D. This sentence is correct. The use of present perfect tense is fine because it is describing how water accumulated in the past and continues to accumulate in the present will flow back East.

E. The use of "where" to describe phenomenon is incorrect because "where" is used to describe places, not events. Also, "are combining" is really confusing. If this is correct, then we a have a parallelism error because "are combining" is not parallel to "allow."
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I have chosen D for this question:

A. Sentence is a fragment because it lacks a main verb. Currently, the sentence has 2 modifiers for El Nino - the 2nd modifier is therefore misplaced at the moment.

B. Sentence is a fragment because it lacks a main verb.

C. Again, the sentence is a fragment.

D. This sentence is correct. The use of present perfect tense is fine because it is describing how water accumulated in the past and continues to accumulate in the present will flow back East.

E. The use of "where" to describe phenomenon is incorrect because "where" is used to describe places, not events. Also, "are combining" is really confusing. If this is correct, then we a have a parallelism error because "are combining" is not parallel to "allow."

Agree with the explanation . Will go with D
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I would go for D.
A to C are not complete and E is awkward
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Agree with the explanation. Will go with D
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a. missing main verb + wrong tense allowing
b. missing main verb + wrong tense + use of `where`which is to be used only for physical places
c. missing main verb
d. Correct
e. use of `where`which is to be used only for physical places
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D is the best one...........!!!!!
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Can someone explain the Error in Option C... I know its wrong but can't figure out what it is. Thanks in advance!
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Can someone explain the Error in Option C... I know its wrong but can't figure out what it is. Thanks in advance!


C has an incorrect structure: if you eliminate the modifer " the periodic abnormal warming of the sea surface off Peru" you'll see that the word "is" must be present

El Nino, [the periodic abnormal warming of the sea surface off Peru], a phenomenon in which ocean and atmosphere changes combine and which allows the warm water that is accumulated in the western Pacific to flow back to the east.

C looks like this: El Nino a phenomenon in which . There is something missing... like a verb...

Hope it's clear
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275. El Nino, the periodic abnormal warming of the sea surface off Peru, a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulated in the western Pacific to flow back to the east.

(A) a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine allowing the warm water that has accumulatedfragment. No verb for El Nino
(B) a phenomenon where changes in the ocean and atmosphere are combining to allow the warm water that is accumulating. fragment. No verb for El Nino
(C) a phenomenon in which ocean and atmosphere changes combine and which allows the warm water that is accumulated. fragment. No verb for El Nino
(D) is a phenomenon in which changes in the ocean and atmosphere combine to allow the warm water that has accumulated
(E) is a phenomenon where ocean and atmosphere changes are combining and allow the warm water accumulating. awkward.
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This one was easy... I think this is from OG..D it is!
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New post 21 Jun 2013, 01:34
hi Guys,

it has to be "D"


1)the sentence cannot stand without the verb "is" here.
thus A B C are eliminated

2)a phenomenon where is wrong...=> on GMAT where can only be used to refer place & its relation. Thus E gets knocked off.

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Why is has used in the correct choice D?


Any one about usage of HAS in D?
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