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# Possible long-term consequences of the “greenhouse effect,” the

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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 !! )

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
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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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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

please correct me if im wrong
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27 Jul 2017, 21:30
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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"?

Please don't include the correct answer choice in the question . If any doubts ask in the subsequent posts. Thanks
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03 Aug 2017, 03:03
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

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09 Aug 2017, 05:23
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14 Aug 2017, 02:19
"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

E is parallel because of
melting of PIC :- Prepositional phrase
the rise in sea level :- Prepositional phrase.
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28 Oct 2017, 12:44
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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05 Nov 2017, 13:32
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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05 Nov 2017, 20:58
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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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03 Dec 2017, 16:36
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 melting is a verb: we need a noun
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level

A, B and C are incorrect. 'May' is redundant when we have 'possible.'

E is the only correct one. POE.
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Updated on: 09 May 2018, 09:05
Though I know that A, B and C should be out for redundancy ie Possible and may
But choice E is not parallel " melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in Sea level"
and according to me parallelism should be given more weightage, so B is a better answer?

Originally posted by kunalkhanna on 09 May 2018, 05:49.
Last edited by kunalkhanna on 09 May 2018, 09:05, edited 1 time in total.
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09 May 2018, 08:39
I agree with choice E.

But here I have one doubt with redundancy of possible and may. Is it always true with all auxiliary verbs such as could, may, might etc. that show possibility in sentence?
It might be possible that they had stuck up in traffic. Is it correct sentence? Answer to this will clear my doubt for life long.
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