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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
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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

I'd go with E

C, D are just awkward.
A, B have may and it's just too wordy. Word "possible" eliminates word may in this case.

What is the OA?
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Use of 'may' become redundant since possible has already been used. So, A,B and C are out.
between d & e, e is better.
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01 Sep 2007, 23:58
Excellent explanations. Thanks mates.

I just want to point out in this example that POSSIBLE and MAY shouldn't go together. Just something to remember.
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02 Sep 2007, 09:35
The answer is E.

As the second may is redundant because of the "possible".
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06 Jan 2011, 05:23
A, B, and C out redundant
D out ||

E indeed.
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18 Nov 2013, 02:55
Straight E. Possible and May redundant. Alertness is the key once again.
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30 May 2015, 23:18
Can someone please explain how "melting of the polar ice caps "and "a rise in sea level" is parallel in E?
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05 Jun 2015, 05:51
Was stuck b/w D & E .. Thanks ... E looks fine...
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05 Jun 2015, 10:27
solidcolor wrote:
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 !! )

Hence IMHO(E) !!
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08 Jun 2015, 22:32
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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13 May 2016, 00:51
solidcolor wrote:
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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25 Apr 2017, 01:00
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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