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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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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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adkikani wrote:
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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.

A singular entity can travel at more than one speed: "Amy, a notoriously slow driver, moved at speeds ranging from 8 mph to 11 mph."

Same idea with heights. "Tim, who should probably have his pilot's license revoked, flew at heights of 50,000 feet and 100,000 feet before stalling out and crashing into a burrito truck."

I hope that helps!
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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.

2/3 split of is and Are.

Tsunami will take an "IS". reject C And E.

The parallel structure in D makes it the right choice.


(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


GMATNinja - hope this is the correct reasoning
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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.



A is more irrelevant, distorting the meaning so A is incorrect

In B, there is displacement of speed modifier, resulting chnage in meaning

D corrects the modifier error
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AjiteshArun please explain option A and D
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AjiteshArun please explain option A and D
Option A says "a sea wave... can reach up to X and Y":

... a seismic sea wave that can reach up to (150 miles per hour in speed) and (200 feet high)...

I may be wrong here, but I don't think we can say reach up to 150 miles per hour in speed.

It's different if we have a verb like gain (or lose):
He gained 10 kilometres an hour in speed as he ran down the hill.
He lost 10 kilometres an hour in speed as he ran up the hill.

Gain X in speed or lose X in speed, but not reach X in speed (reach a speed of X would be correct).
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is this from official guid ?. pls, cite the source. thank you.

"speedS of 150 mile per hour " is not good. I think. do we need plural inhere ?
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New post 30 Jun 2019, 18:01
thangvietnam This is actually common usage. "Speeds of up to X" just means that the thing in question can vary in speed, and that a speed of X has been observed.
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