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# Often incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave, a tsunami, a

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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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17 Jul 2007, 14:21
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I suppose the answer should be D for parallelism.
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17 Jul 2007, 14:40
D for me too

A seems incorrect b/c of unparallel construction.
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19 Jul 2007, 12:44
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stevegt wrote:
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
I suppose the answer should be D for parallelism.

why not A?

should have been

up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet in height, is
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19 Jul 2007, 13:41
dips wrote:
stevegt wrote:
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
I suppose the answer should be D for parallelism.

why not A?

should have been

up to 150 miles per hour in speed and 200 feet in height, is

How do we know that "in height" is not an understood but correct ellpsis?
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08 Feb 2013, 03:11
Hi
I agree that d is correct considering parallelism, but what about count and uncount...150 mph is uncount so how can we use plural speeds......
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04 Nov 2014, 11:59
Quick question here isn't this sentence in passive voice ?

The subject is tsunami requires a singular verb hence C , E are out .
What remains is a test of parallelism only D fits in perfectly ...
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05 Nov 2014, 00:04
shelrod007 wrote:
Quick question here isn't this sentence in passive voice ?

"... a seismic sea wave is caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. "

Yes, it is passive. The active would be

Underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions cause a seismic sea wave.

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01 Dec 2015, 17:38
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Subject is " a tsunami", so C & E are out.
"and" is the key word. Both sides of it should be parallel.
In option A: in speed does not match with high. It should be in height. So A is out.
Between B & D, D is better in parallelism.
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23 Apr 2017, 10:06
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Subject is " a tsunami", so C & E are out.
"and" is the key word. Both sides of it should be parallel.
In option A: in speed does not match with high. It should be in height. So A is out.
Between B & D, D is better in parallelism.

Thanks, I did not realise that parallelism was in question here. good explanation
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26 Sep 2017, 09:02
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Rejected D just because it says
speeds of upto .... and heights of upto....
isn't speeds/heights incorrect!
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Can you please explain PLURAL speeds and heights in OA, despite use
of singular verb - is - associated with a tsunami?
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