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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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New post 24 Sep 2008, 19:53
vivektripathi wrote:
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


ANS is A.
B changes meaning and "with ~" is not an usual and favorable expression in G.
C means atmosphere affects the global climate. changes meaning.
D. also changes meaning and used present progressive tense.
E. what is this????
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vivektripathi wrote:
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


A should not be the answer coz two independent sentences can not be separated by comma. We must use conjunction or semicolon to separate them. "interactions that affect global climate" is an independent sentence.

In C, affects is wrong & also meaning problem.
In D, is should have been substituted by are.
E is absurd

B is not right but seems to be best at the moment.
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New post 25 Sep 2008, 08:57
B for me

C, D, E - are out

A - modifier error

Whats the OA?
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New post 25 Sep 2008, 09:03
pawan203 wrote:
B for me

C, D, E - are out

A - modifier error

Whats the OA?


Actually A does not have the modifier error. Clearly refers to interactions

B makes it awkward using with and ing form.

A for me
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New post 25 Sep 2008, 09:23
A is good.
Whoever brought out the point about conjunctions is right.
You will notice that many questions are poorly constructed with respect to punctuation marks. Whether it is deliberate on the part of the authors or it is ignorance, we will never know. As long as the meaning of the sentence is maintained, that's all they are concerned with!
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New post 25 Sep 2008, 11:31
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A is good.
Whoever brought out the point about conjunctions is right.
You will notice that many questions are poorly constructed with respect to punctuation marks. Whether it is deliberate on the part of the authors or it is ignorance, we will never know. As long as the meaning of the sentence is maintained, that's all they are concerned with!


Yes OA is A

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