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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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I suppose the answer should be D for parallelism.
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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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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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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


Please underline the question and this is a old one.

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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Rejected D just because it says
speeds of upto .... and heights of upto....
isn't speeds/heights incorrect!
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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 - 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

Answer D
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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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GMATNinja VeritasPrepKarishma sayantanc2k

Can you please explain PLURAL speeds and heights in OA, despite use
of singular verb - is - associated with a tsunami?



GMATNinja, I too couldn't understand plural usage of SPEEDS and HEIGHTS.
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