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# Floating in the waters of the equatorial Pacific, an array

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Floating in the waters of the equatorial Pacific, an array of buoys collects and transmits data on long-term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, interactions that affect global climate.

A. atmosphere, interactions that affect
B. atmosphere, with interactions affecting
C. atmosphere that affects
D. atmosphere that is affecting
E. atmosphere as affects
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19 Dec 2005, 08:02
A

B: preposition phrase beginning with "with" is incorrect.
C/D: "that ..." incorrectly modifying atmosphere
E. as cannot be used as relative pronoun.
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19 Dec 2005, 08:11
I agree: A

If C would be ",that affect", would it be proper?

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19 Dec 2005, 08:46

It is important to note that interactions affect the global climate and not the atmosphere. So all other answers are wrong.
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19 Dec 2005, 17:28
A. atmosphere, interactions that affect ==> Correct!
B. atmosphere, with interactions affecting ==> Awkward construction
C. atmosphere that affects ==> changes meaning
D. atmosphere that is affecting ==> changes meaning
E. atmosphere as affects ==> changes meaning
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19 Dec 2005, 23:00
OA is A. very good job.
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20 Jun 2006, 02:33
I mistook the meaning

I thought atmostphere affects the climate

How can interactions affect, even if they affect, how do we know what the sentence actually means? certainly it cant expect us to have knowledge on climate .. etc
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20 Jun 2006, 02:44
We need A, as it's the only one that states explicitly that the interactions affect the climate.

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05 Feb 2008, 23:56
do you guys think that there could also be a case of plurals?

answer A...interactions that (affect) refer to the plural (long term interactions)

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Re: SC # Atmosphere   [#permalink] 05 Feb 2008, 23:56
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