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# Published in 1972, Lusmanashvili’s study mentioned that it is possible

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Project SC Butler: Day 103: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Published in 1972, Lusmanashvili’s study mentioned that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution.

A. that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
B. that there is the possibility of solar activity’s influencing the distribution of earthquakes
C. the possibility that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
D. that the possibility of solar activity on influencing the distribution of earthquakes exists
E. the possibility of influence of solar activity on the distribution of earthquakes

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17 Feb 2019, 11:12
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Project SC Butler: Day 103: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Published in 1972, Lusmanashvili’s study mentioned that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution.

A. that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
B. that there is the possibility of solar activity’s influencing the distribution of earthquakes
C. the possibility that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
D. that the possibility of solar activity on influencing the distribution of earthquakes exists
E. the possibility of influence of solar activity on the distribution of earthquakes

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Must be (E) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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17 Feb 2019, 16:19
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18 Feb 2019, 02:42
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UmairAftab wrote:
IMO A

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UmairAftab , welcome to GMAT Club.

Why would you select option C over the others?

We encourage posters to present reasons and explanations.

From this part to the end is for everyone: keep an eye on the veterans on the forum.
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Why? Because other people have made or will make that mistake.
Now the other people know how not to think.

Just take your best guess and give the reasons your best shot.

thank u generis, absolutely agree

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18 Feb 2019, 09:38
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aragonn wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 103: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Published in 1972, Lusmanashvili’s study mentioned that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution.

A. that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
B. that there is the possibility of solar activity’s influencing the distribution of earthquakes
C. the possibility that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
D. that the possibility of solar activity on influencing the distribution of earthquakes exists
E. the possibility of influence of solar activity on the distribution of earthquakes

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Official Explanation:

A. "that it is possible" is wordy and somewhat awkward. "is influencing" is incorrect. "earthquakes' distribution" is awkward.
B. "there is the possibility of" is wordy and awkward. "solar activity's influencing" is awkward too.
C. "is influencing" is incorrect. "earthquakes' distribution" is awkward.
D. "possibility...on influencing" is incorrect. The "mentioned that...possibility of...exists" construction is wordy.
E. Correct. This is aptly phrased, and precisely and concisely conveys meaning.
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01 Apr 2019, 06:31
Dear Expert,
After i have read the sentence, for better understanding i reword the sentence in my own words, while doing so i came up with the following .
"Published in 1972, L's study mentioned that it is possible for solar activity to influence the distribution of earthquakes".
my first question is, is my understanding of sentence correct?
My second question is, does both "earthquakes' distribution" and "distribution of earthquake" mean the same? I somehow feel that in the first the subject is DISTRIBUTION and in the second the subject is EARTHQUAKE.
Although, the aouthor has given POE, he has not given why the option is correct or incorrect. Can you please help me with that.
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05 Apr 2019, 07:06
aragonn wrote:
aragonn wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 103: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Published in 1972, Lusmanashvili’s study mentioned that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution.

A. that it is possible that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
B. that there is the possibility of solar activity’s influencing the distribution of earthquakes
C. the possibility that solar activity is influencing the earthquakes’ distribution
D. that the possibility of solar activity on influencing the distribution of earthquakes exists
E. the possibility of influence of solar activity on the distribution of earthquakes

The best/excellent answers get kudos, which will be awarded after the answer is revealed.
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Official Explanation:

A. "that it is possible" is wordy and somewhat awkward. "is influencing" is incorrect. "earthquakes' distribution" is awkward.
B. "there is the possibility of" is wordy and awkward. "solar activity's influencing" is awkward too.
C. "is influencing" is incorrect. "earthquakes' distribution" is awkward.
D. "possibility...on influencing" is incorrect. The "mentioned that...possibility of...exists" construction is wordy.
E. Correct. This is aptly phrased, and precisely and concisely conveys meaning.

Hi - can you please explain why "is influencing" is incorrect? Would it be more appropriate just to say "influences". Thanks!
Re: Published in 1972, Lusmanashvili’s study mentioned that it is possible   [#permalink] 05 Apr 2019, 07:06
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