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Scientists have recently discovered that nearly all of the world’s sharks live at ocean depths of 2,000 meters or less; leaving them well within reach of the deadly fishing nets of modern deep-sea trawlers.

(A) leaving them well within reach of the deadly fishing nets of modern deep-sea trawlers.
(B) they are, therefore, well within reach of the deadly fishing nets of modern deep-sea trawlers.
(C) leaving us well within reach of the deadly fishing nets of modern deep-sea trawlers.
(D) and this creates a danger zone within reach of modern deep-sea trawlers’ deadly fishing nets.
(E) which makes them well within reach of the deadly fishing nets of modern deep-sea trawlers.

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The first part of the sentence ends with semicolon. So the second part has to be an independent sentence. Only option B satisfies the condition.

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The answer is B, but B has the problem that the pronoun "they" has an ambiguous referent (scientist VS shark).
Off course scientist cannot live underneath the sea level at 2000 m and off course GMAT put meaning first, but I don't think a real GMAT question would appear in this format.

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matt882 wrote:
The answer is B, but B has the problem that the pronoun "they" has an ambiguous referent (scientist VS shark).
Off course scientist cannot live underneath the sea level at 2000 m and off course GMAT put meaning first, but I don't think a real GMAT question would appear in this format.

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agree with you mate , they in 2nd clause would correct if shark were presented 1st in the 1st clause .
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matt882 wrote:
The answer is B, but B has the problem that the pronoun "they" has an ambiguous referent (scientist VS shark).
Off course scientist cannot live underneath the sea level at 2000 m and off course GMAT put meaning first, but I don't think a real GMAT question would appear in this format.

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Either this question is wrong or this is a very difficult question :P.

I rejected option B because I felt "they" should refer to Scientists. I read someone telling on this forum that GMAT has cleared that in two independent clauses, the pronoun should refer to the first noun.

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the key issue is ";" => B is the answer.
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we need more discussion in this. 'they' in option B needs clear noun reference. 'they' can possibly refer either scientists or snakes.

B can not be the answer.
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