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# Often incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave

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Updated on: 14 Sep 2016, 09:02
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25. Often incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave, a tsunami, a seismic sea wave that can reach up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet high, is caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

(A) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet high, is
(B) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and heights of up to 200 feet, is
(C) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and 200 feet high, are
(D) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and heights of up to 200 feet, is
(E) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and as high as 200 feet, are

Originally posted by nayanparikh on 14 Sep 2016, 01:54.
Last edited by Abhishek009 on 14 Sep 2016, 09:02, edited 1 time in total.
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14 Sep 2016, 02:54
nayanparikh wrote:
25. Often incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave, a tsunami, a seismic sea wave that can reach up to 150 miles per
hour in speed and 200 feet high, is caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
(A) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet high, is
(B) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and heights of up to 200 feet, is
(C) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and 200 feet high, are
(D) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and heights of up to 200 feet, is
(E) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and as high as 200 feet, are

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D is correct : Speeds of up to .... and heights of up to...are parallel and described accurately as per the metrics.

A) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet high - in speed is incorrect.
(B) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and heights of up to 200 feet, is
(C) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and 200 feet high, are - not parallel
(E) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and as high as 200 feet, are - not parallel and comparison is wrong.
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23 Apr 2017, 18:08
Already discussed here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/often-incorr ... 48977.html

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29 Nov 2017, 21:52
Often incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave, a tsunami, a seismic sea wave that can reach up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet high, is caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

(A) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet high, is - parallelism issue
(B) up to 150 miles per hour in speed and heights of up to 200 feet, is - parallelism issue
(C) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and 200 feet high, are - Subject-verb agreement (Tsunami is singular )
(D) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and heights of up to 200 feet, is - Correct
(E) speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and as high as 200 feet, are - Subject-verb agreement

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