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# Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade

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Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade, their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising the mean sea water level.

A. their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising

B. their rate of melting is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasingly rapid and raising

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising

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06 Nov 2018, 05:56
+1 for C

Having modifies Dr.Eric. Hence eliminate A, B

The correct idiom is Consider X, Y.
Only C follows the correct usage.

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Re: Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade  [#permalink]

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06 Nov 2018, 06:14
Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade, their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising the mean sea water level.

A. their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising : After comma, we need the subject who observed the icebergs.

B. their rate of melting is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasingly rapid and raising : Same error as in A

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising : CORRECT

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising : Consider to be wrong.

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising : Consider to be wrong.
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06 Nov 2018, 09:02
rohan2345 wrote:
Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade, their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising the mean sea water level.

A. their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising

B. their rate of melting is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasingly rapid and raising

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising

rohan2345
Please verify the source of this question.
I feel Option C is incorrect because there is nothing increasing is parallel to.
I may be wrong.
If I am, please do correct me. Since but is a parallelism marker, what can Increasing rapidly refer to?

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06 Nov 2018, 09:37
rohan2345 wrote:
Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade, their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising the mean sea water level.

A. their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising

B. their rate of melting is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasingly rapid and raising

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising

Can anyone please tel here why D is incorrect,
is rate of melting is preffered over melting rate
is but one in D incorrect?
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06 Nov 2018, 10:58
Slashing out A and B as "Having..." modifier should modify the Doc.

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising Correct

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising

This option tries to trick by using a sleek term "melting rate" instead of "rate of melting" but messes it up badly by using "but one that is increasing rapidly", this is badly constructed. Also comparing "constant" with "increasing rapidly" is more appropriate than comparing with "one" and have a "that.." modifier to modify "one".

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising
"Increasingly rapid" changes the meaning
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06 Nov 2018, 15:59
sahilkak wrote:
rohan2345 wrote:
Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade, their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising the mean sea water level.

A. their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising

B. their rate of melting is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasingly rapid and raising

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising

Can anyone please tel here why D is incorrect,
is rate of melting is preffered over melting rate
is but one in D incorrect?

IMHO

1.--- considers their melting rate to be-- it always considers x y
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Re: Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade  [#permalink]

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29 Mar 2019, 02:22
nitesh50 wrote:
rohan2345 wrote:
Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade, their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising the mean sea water level.

A. their melting rate is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasing rapidly, raising

B. their rate of melting is no longer considered to be constant by Dr.Eric Godert, it is increasingly rapid and raising

C. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting no longer constant but increasing rapidly, raising

D. Dr. Eric Godert considers their melting rate to be no longer constant but one that is increasing rapidly, raising

E. Dr. Eric Godert considers their rate of melting to be increasingly rapid and no longer constant, raising

rohan2345
Please verify the source of this question.
I feel Option C is incorrect because there is nothing increasing is parallel to.
I may be wrong.
If I am, please do correct me. Since but is a parallelism marker, what can Increasing rapidly refer to?

Regards

nitesh50,
"Increasing" is parallel to "constant". Parallelism is okay here.

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Re: Having observed the icebergs in Antarctica for over a decade   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2019, 02:22
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