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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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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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New post 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).

correct answer is C.
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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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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.

C is the correct answer.
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Can some one (EXPERTS) explain, Why E is wrong and what intended meaning has changed?

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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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