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# Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager

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Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager harvests, causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as 15 percent of the population.

A.causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination as many as
B.causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and eliminating as much as
C.resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
D.and resulted in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as
E.causing mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as
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16 Mar 2008, 13:30
I debated over C & E

A. "causing the result" Awkward
B. "causing the result" Awkward
C. resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
D. "and resulted in mass starvation" & "and the elimination" awkwardE. causing mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as -

- 15% is countable so can't be much so picked E
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16 Mar 2008, 14:46
singh_amit19 wrote:
Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager harvests, causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as 15 percent of the population.

A.causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination as many as
B.causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and eliminating as much as
C.resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
D.and resulted in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as
E.causing mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as

C. for llism.
resulting in "mass starvation" ................. and "the elimination of"...............
also require "as much as' for proper comparision/idiom.
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17 Mar 2008, 16:26
singh_amit19 wrote:
I debated over C & E

A. "causing the result" Awkward
B. "causing the result" Awkward
C. resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
D. "and resulted in mass starvation" & "and the elimination" awkwardE. causing mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as -

- 15% is countable so can't be much so picked E

Here, the population is singular. Hence the 15% of the population is not plural. C, not E should be the answer.
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17 Mar 2008, 22:12
usage of causing is awkward thus A,B,D are straight out

Now between C & E , I picked C because of as much as

if the 15% was to be a number like 10,000 people, I would have picked e
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19 Mar 2008, 09:35
Goes without saying OA is C
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19 Mar 2008, 20:10
yep, C for 'as much as' since its a percentage.
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