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# It is a common mistake to think that a solid melting into

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It is a common mistake to think that a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas is merely a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is also largely affected by pressure.

A) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas is merely a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is also
B) solids melting into liquids and a liquids evaporating into gas is only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
C) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
D) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is only
E) solids melting into liquids and liquids evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, actually, changes in the state of matter are
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08 Apr 2014, 02:15
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C makes best out of all :a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
the subject is plural so we need "are"
E changes the meaning ---->E intends to say that changes in pressure brings change of state more than does changes in temperature !!
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08 Apr 2014, 12:12
"changes in the state of matter" is plural, so "are also" is correct. this eliminates A,D, & E.

"a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas" is plural, so "are" is correct. this eliminates B, which states "is" (singular).

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18 Jun 2017, 23:37
sir i think subject must be a solid melting not liquid and liquid evaporation so verb must be singular plz help me?
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11 Dec 2018, 11:45
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It is a common mistake to think that a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas is merely a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is also largely affected by pressure.

A) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas is merely a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is also
B) solids melting into liquids and a liquids evaporating into gas is only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
C) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
D) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is only
E) solids melting into liquids and liquids evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, actually, changes in the state of matter are

First we get a 2/3 split on the basis of Subject verb agreement, changes-are is correct and not changes-is

so we eliminate A and D.

again subject verb agreement issue in B ,since there are two parallel changes being addressed.

we are left with C and E, in them E changes the intended meaning and we are left with C.

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12 Dec 2018, 08:26
Can some one (EXPERTS) explain, Why E is wrong and what intended meaning has changed?

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15 Jan 2019, 22:59
goodyear2013 wrote:
It is a common mistake to think that a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas is merely a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is also largely affected by pressure.

A) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas is merely a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is also
B) solids melting into liquids and a liquids evaporating into gas is only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
C) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter are also
D) a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, in fact, changes in the state of matter is only
E) solids melting into liquids and liquids evaporating into gas are only a result of changes in temperature when, actually, changes in the state of matter are

Stuck between C and E. I don't understand the meaning change in E and it seems like both C and E mean the same thing. Could any expert elaborate?
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15 Jan 2019, 23:00
I don't see a difference between choices C and E. I chose E because it seemed less wordy (removed also at the end of the sentence).
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15 Jan 2019, 23:15
rinkumaa4 wrote:
Can some one (EXPERTS) explain, Why E is wrong and what intended meaning has changed?

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I believe E is wrong because of the use of singular GAS with plural Liquids !!! Correct me !!
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30 Jul 2019, 19:34
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priyanknema wrote:
rinkumaa4 wrote:
Can some one (EXPERTS) explain, Why E is wrong and what intended meaning has changed?

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I believe E is wrong because of the use of singular GAS with plural Liquids !!! Correct me !!

Yes.. You are correct.
Additionally removing "also" changes the meaning adding more emphasize on function of pressure,changing the intended meaning.

So C is better than E.
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01 Aug 2019, 04:30
Is "result" used correctly in the sentence? should'nt this be "the results of changes".
a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result....The sentence seems to refer to the results of two events right.
based on the article "a", we need result, what is the sentence trying to say?
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01 Aug 2019, 08:57
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santorasantu wrote:
Is "result" used correctly in the sentence? should'nt this be "the results of changes".
a solid melting into liquid and a liquid evaporating into gas are only a result....The sentence seems to refer to the results of two events right.
based on the article "a", we need result, what is the sentence trying to say?

Hi santorasantu, this is a valid construct.

A similar official sentence:

The computer company’s present troubles are a result of technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct.
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