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Re: Possible long-term consequences of the greenhouse effect, [#permalink]

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New post 05 Jun 2015, 10:27
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Possible long-term consequences of the “greenhouse effect,” the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.


Possible long-term consequences of the “greenhouse effect,” the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.

It appeats that the speaker is trying to present a list of effects of the consequences of GreenHouse Effect.

A. may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level - Incorrect
B. may include the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level - Incorrect
C. may include polar ice caps that are melting and sea levels that are rising - Incorrect
D. include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising - Incorrect
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level - Correct

I personally feel Melting and Rise are used as Nouns , presented after Include refers to the effects of greenhouse effect( Someone plz correct me if I am wrong !! :oops: )

Hence IMHO(E) !!
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Possible long-term consequences of the “greenhouse effect,” the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.

A. may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level
B. may include the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level
C. may include polar ice caps that are melting and sea levels that are rising
D. include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level

Analysis :

Split 1: "May include" Vs "Include"
Question stem starts with Possible , so Include (without May) is concise. May introduce Redundancy. However, let's keep this split aside, and lets focus on strong rationale. Lets focus on it later, to confirm the answer

Split 2 :
As per the original sentence, there are two possible effect " Melting of something" and "Rise in something" both should be parallel "NOUN"
"melting of the polar ice caps" is proper Noun phrase describing the current state of Polar Ice cap

"rising sea level" is noun, but does not mentioned it as one of the effect of Global warming. "rise in sea level" correctly describes, one of the effect of global warming.

So correct split must be "melting of the polar ice caps" and "rise in sea level"

Only choice E states this correctly.

Option E, is correct.

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Possible long-term consequences of the “greenhouse effect,” the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.

A. may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level
B. may include the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level
C. may include polar ice caps that are melting and sea levels that are rising
D. include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level



possible --- may redundant

b/w D and E . E shows correct parallelism
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Firstly, possible and may are redundant. Only one of them should be used

Can anything be discussed about Gerunds and Action Nouns

IMO, the phrase 'melting the polar ice caps' is a SIMPLE gerund and a rising sea level' is a COMPLEX Gerund. so both cannot be parallel.
So ABCD are eliminated based on above two reasons.

Also if an acion noun exists for a verb, we should not convert in into a Complex GERUND. thus the correct usage should be RISE not rising

thus E is the answer IMO

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Possible long-term consequences of the “greenhouse effect,” the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.
A. may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level
B. may include the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level
C. may include polar ice caps that are melting and sea levels that are rising
D. include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level

The correct answer is E, but does the "melting of the polar ice caps" without the article "the" is still parallel to the "a rise in sea level"?



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Hi GMATNinja

In E, are we not paralleling Simple Gerund with Action Noun?
My understanding was - according to mgmat

Action Noun || Complex Gerund - OK
Action Noun || Simple Gerund - NOT OK

Admittedly, my knowledge is rather limited. Apologies for tagging/asking sketchy question.

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"possible" is already mention in the sentence, you dont need 'may'..its redundant.

so A,B and C are out.
the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level

Melting :- Gerund
Rising : Adjective.

E is parallel because of
melting of PIC :- Prepositional phrase
the rise in sea level :- Prepositional phrase.
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In option A,B,C the term may is redundant since the term Possible is already used in the sentence.

We are left with Options D and E.

Option D consists of include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising which is wrong.

Option E is the correct answer choice.
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chetan2u mikemcgarry - Can you please help me eliminate A,B,C,D without the reason such as wordy,awkward and :May: does not go with possible.

I am not able to eliminate the options and do not want to rely on the edge of :May is not acceptable/or goes with possible:

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chetan2u mikemcgarry - Can you please help me eliminate A,B,C,D without the reason such as wordy,awkward and :May: does not go with possible.

I am not able to eliminate the options and do not want to rely on the edge of :May is not acceptable/or goes with possible:



Hi...
I'll try to help you with the Q by giving other reasons for eliminating choices.

MEANING...
What does the underline portion talk of : some possible long term consequences.
What are the consequences : melting and rise.
Now look how these are used in different choices
C and D make polar ice caps and sea levels as the consequences by saying " sea levels that are rising"
A and B talk of melting the polar ice caps and rising sea level...
Now it just doesn't show the result but talks as if the action is being done physically by it..
E uses melting of .... and a rise in.... keeping the consequences to melting and rise..

If I write ..
Possible consequences of watching too much TV include a drop in performance ( and not dropping performance)
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