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Geologists believe that the warning signs for a major

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Geologists believe that the warning signs for a major earthquake may include sudden fluctuations in local seismic activity, tilting and other deformations of the Earth's crust, changing the measured strain across a fault zone, and varying the electrical properties of underground rocks.
A. changing the measured strain across a fault zone, and varying
B. changing measurements of the strain across a fault zone, and varying
C. changing the strain as measured across a fault zone, and variations of
D. changes in the measured strain across a fault zone, and variations in
E. changes in measurements of the strain across a fault zone, and variations among

I know this is from OG11. I have not done it yet. Why is the OA D?
i thuoght the second item in a parallel structure determines the rest after it.

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Re: SC1000 #326 & OG11 Fault zone [#permalink]

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27 Jul 2007, 10:27
bmwhype2 wrote:
Geologists believe that the warning signs for a major earthquake may include sudden fluctuations in local seismic activity, tilting and other deformations of the Earth's crust, changing the measured strain across a fault zone, and varying the electrical properties of underground rocks.
A. changing the measured strain across a fault zone, and varying
B. changing measurements of the strain across a fault zone, and varying
C. changing the strain as measured across a fault zone, and variations of
D. changes in the measured strain across a fault zone, and variations in
E. changes in measurements of the strain across a fault zone, and variations among

I know this is from OG11. I have not done it yet. Why is the OA D?
i thuoght the second item in a parallel structure determines the rest after it.

D is my pick. Reason: parallelism.
D provides a clear and parallel construction.

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Re: SC1000 #326 & OG11 Fault zone [#permalink]

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27 Jul 2007, 11:08
Inserting D, I have underlined the parallel sections of the sentence.
bmwhype2 wrote:
Geologists believe that the warning signs for a major earthquake may include sudden fluctuations in local seismic activity, tilting and other deformations of the Earth's crust, changes in the measured strain across a fault zone, and variations in the electrical properties of underground rocks.

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27 Jul 2007, 11:13
oh. i did not realize tilting was a gerund in this question...

this is what happens when i post 150 times a week....

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27 Jul 2007, 11:21
bmwhype2 wrote:
oh. i did not realize tilting was a gerund in this question...

this is what happens when i post 150 times a week....

hey, slow down a bit! you seem to be posting 24 hours a day

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27 Jul 2007, 11:40
bmwhype2 wrote:
oh. i did not realize tilting was a gerund in this question...

this is what happens when i post 150 times a week....

lol, no wonder u are in 'the top posters list'....... one post a day for me........but my excuse is that m test day is pretty close.

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27 Jul 2007, 12:35
We don't have to go that far for parallelism in this question...

Just by looking the different form of 'variations' used here...

A. ...varying the electrical.....
No clear reference here
B Same as A
C ..variations of....
Not idiomatic
D Correct option
E. ..variations among...
Not idiomatic

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27 Jul 2007, 12:52
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bmwhype2 wrote:
oh. i did not realize tilting was a gerund in this question...

this is what happens when i post 150 times a week....

hey, slow down a bit! you seem to be posting 24 hours a day

i only post during my down time at work, and at home.

i guess this is a good thing because fatigue will set in by the time i hit the verbal section when i am taking the GMAT. catch all mistakes now and be aware of them later.

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27 Jul 2007, 12:52
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