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In a recent press release, a group of California meteorologists declared that the unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions may be an early signal of the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual this year.

A. be an early signal of the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual
B. signal the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than they usually do
C. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions could last longer than they usually do
D. signal that there is the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual
E. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions will last longer than usual​
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Besides the meaning can we also use Subjuntive verb - "Declared .... That + Subject - Verb" . That takes out A , B and D( Missing subject right after "That')

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In a recent press release, a group of California meteorologists declared that the unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions may be an early signal of the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual this year.

A. be an early signal of the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual
B. signal the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than they usually do
C. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions could last longer than they usually do
D. signal that there is the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual
E. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions will last longer than usual​



Hi...

The Original sentence talks of early signal, so we have to follow that..
Eliminate B and D

Warm temperatures and dry conditions are SIGNALS not one signal..
Eliminate A.

Proper antecedents of THEY ..??
Not clear in C.. Eliminate

Ans E
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In a recent press release, a group of California meteorologists declared that the unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions may be an early signal of the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual this year.

A. be an early signal of the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual
B. signal the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than they usually do
C. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions could last longer than they usually do
D. signal that there is the possibility of dangerous fire conditions lasting longer than usual
E. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions will last longer than usual​

Usage of may and possibility is redundant, so A , B & D are out

C. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions could last longer than they usually do : what is being compared? signals or conditions
E. be early signals that dangerous fire conditions will last longer than usual​ - correct
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Imo E
We need signals because because it refers to warm temperatures and dry conditions .
C comes closer but is wordy .
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the first split is signal and signals
signals refer to warm and dry condition so plural
the second split is in C they make some confusion

so E is the best

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In C

a group of California meteorologists declared that the unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions may be early signals that dangerous fire conditions could last longer than they usually do this year changes the intended meaning IMO.

E fits the best.

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