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New post 06 Dec 2015, 03:50
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i have seen this sentence in a book that seems to be manhattan. I chose E because i thought that "a problem" should rể to a lack but the correct answer is D, the book explained that "have a lack" is awkward.


Can you plz post the exact explanation given in that book.
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Kyle Widdison wrote: An absolute phrase is typically formed with a noun + participle and contains no tensed verbs. You can see that option E does have an absolute phrase (noun + participle) but D is not (contains a tensed verb).

(D) The outposts lack fresh water, a problem that IS expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.
(E) The outposts have a lack of fresh water, a problem EXPECTED to continue until reinforcements arrive.


with all due respect to you , i want to point that Ron has given the following example of absolute phrase and this example is just on the line on D
Ron's EXAMPLE: the coach tried to put 5 receivers on the line, a stratergy that failed ------>here also we have "THAT FAILED" .
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Do not over-complicate it. In D, “problem” refers to “fresh water”, but that is not the problem. The problem is the lack of fresh water – this is clear in E.
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The reason given for option 'B' is wrong. Which has a clear antecedent 'ongoing problem'. The problem is the usage of tense here and not the modifier. Present tense should be used here
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Is it ok to use "a" lack of fresh water as in option E?

why can't it refer back to problem in A?
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New post 23 Oct 2016, 11:07
I feel that D must be the answer since E is wordy - 'outposts have a lack of fresh water'
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OFFICIAL EXAMPLE: OG 12#118 (with correct answer choice C)

The world wildlife fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon most scientsts agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the enviroment in ways harmful to their habitats.

a) A phenomenon most scientists agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossil fuels,
b) a phenomenon most scientists agree that is caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings,
c) a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings' burning of fossil fuels
d) which most scientists agree on as phenomenon caused by human beings who burn fossil fuels,
e) which most scientsts agree to be a phenomenon caused by fossil fuels burned by human beings

Why option D is incorrect in qus" Lack of Fresh water" while said qus is on same ground
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Lack of fresh water is an ongoing problem in the outposts, and it is expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.

(A) Lack of fresh water is an ongoing problem in the outposts, and it is expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.
(B) Lack of fresh water is an ongoing problem in the outposts, which was expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.
(C) Lack of fresh water is an ongoing problem in the outposts, and they are expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.
(D) The outposts lack fresh water, a problem that is expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.
(E) The outposts have a lack of fresh water, a problem expected to continue until reinforcements arrive.

Originally posted by Spovil on 28 Oct 2016, 05:24.
Last edited by Vyshak on 28 Oct 2016, 09:02, edited 1 time in total.
Topic Merged. Refer to the above discussions
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New post 05 Feb 2018, 05:26
D vs E.

D changes the meaning as it says "the outposts lack fresh water" - it means no fresh water, then what's the problem stated earlier?
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