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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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New post 08 Apr 2014, 02:15
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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New post 15 Jan 2019, 22:59
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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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New post 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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New post 15 Jan 2019, 23:15
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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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