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Scientists say that each of the photographs taken of the Ares Vallis plain by the Mars Pathfinder indicate the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that rocks were scattered by its force.

(A) indicate the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that
(B) indicate that the extent of the floods on the planet billions of years ago was overwhelming and the degree to which
(C) indicate the overwhelming extent of the floods on the planet billions of years ago and the degree to which
(D) indicates the overwhelming extent of the flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree to which
(E) indicates the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that
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19 May 2008, 19:23
D.

each .... indicates ..

thus narrows it down to D and E.
and "the degree to which" is the correct usage.
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19 May 2008, 19:29
D and E use the correct form of verb.
D is better because of using the 'the degree to which'.
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19 May 2008, 21:45
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Scientists say that each of the photographs taken of the Ares Vallis plain by the Mars Pathfinder indicate the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that rocks were scattered by its force.

(A) indicate the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that
(B) indicate that the extent of the floods on the planet billions of years ago was overwhelming and the degree to which
(C) indicate the overwhelming extent of the floods on the planet billions of years ago and the degree to which
(D) indicates the overwhelming extent of the flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree to which
(E) indicates the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that

D is my choice

EACH... INDICATES...

extend of st
or to extend st to sb
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19 May 2008, 23:25
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Also, in my opinion, "the extent of" and "the degree that" shows consistency/parallelism.
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19 May 2008, 23:29
D agrees with the subject "each photograph" and "degree to which" is the right expression compared to option E.
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19 May 2008, 23:32
sondenso wrote:
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Scientists say that each of the photographs taken of the Ares Vallis plain by the Mars Pathfinder indicate the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that rocks were scattered by its force.

(A) indicate the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that
(B) indicate that the extent of the floods on the planet billions of years ago was overwhelming and the degree to which
(C) indicate the overwhelming extent of the floods on the planet billions of years ago and the degree to which
(D) indicates the overwhelming extent of the flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree to which
(E) indicates the overwhelming extent to flooding on the planet billions of years ago and the degree that

Clearly it is down to D and E on the basis of subject-verb agreement. "Indicates" is appropriate.
E is eliminated as - "extent to flooding" - is unidiomatic in this context.
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