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Meteorologists predict that rainfall in central southern Africa will be much lower this year than last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June is a reliable forecaster of drought.

A. be much lower this year than last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June is

B. drop greatly this year below last year's as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June are

C be much lower this year than for last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June is

D. be much lower this year than last, the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June are

E. be much lower this year than last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June are

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New post 17 Mar 2019, 02:09
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Extreme anomalies subject, so plural verb needed (A, C) out.


D
Compares rainfall with year, so out D is out

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Will drop greatly below last year’s.... what??? Should be level but comparison is not proper because it comapres drop with drop...

Does not make sense....

So the answer is E

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Meteorologists predict that rainfall in central southern Africa will be much lower this year than last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June is a reliable forecaster of drought.

Meaning Analysis - Meterorologists predict that rainfall will be much lower this year as compare to last year because of extreme anomalies of positive sea level measured at Darwin.

Subject - Extreme anomalies
Verb - are
On this basis - eliminate option A ,C.

A. be much lower this year than last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June is

B. drop greatly this year below last year's as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June are - rainfall can't drop either level or rate can drop.

C be much lower this year than for last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June is

D. be much lower this year than last, the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June are - Two IC are joined by comma , it should be comma + FANBOYS.

E. be much lower this year than last as the extreme anomalies of positive sea level pressure measured at Darwin between March and June are

ANSWER E.
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New post 03 Apr 2019, 03:00
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Confused at
"Lower this year than last"
Shouldn't it be
"Lower this year than last year"

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