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Sentence C. event or extinctions ?

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An asteroid slammed into NA, which, causing plant and animal extintions, marks the end of the geological era

d) an event that caused plant and animal extinctions, and it marks

e) an event that caused the plant and animal extinctions that mark

Pls. help how to recognize whether the sentence want to emphasize the event or the extintions.
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 09:29
can you post the rest of the answer choices?
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 09:36
lordw wrote:
An asteroid slammed into NA, which, causing plant and animal extintions, marks the end of the geological era

d) an event that caused plant and animal extinctions, and it marks

e) an event that caused the plant and animal extinctions that mark

Pls. help how to recognize whether the sentence want to emphasize the event or the extintions.


I do not think one of these choices is the correct one. Can you post the rest of the choices?
I think the main subject of the sentence is "an asteroid slammed into NA" and my guess is that the main sentence should be "an asteroid slammed into NA marks the end of the geological era". However, it is best to see the rest of the choices to determine.
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 10:14
Ok, you have all the answers choices, now, tks

An asteroid slammed into NA, which, causing plant and animal extintions, marks the end of the geological era

b)which cause the plant and animals extinctions making

c)and causing plant and animals extinctions that mark

d) an event that caused plant and animal extinctions, and it marks

e) an event that caused the plant and animal extinctions that mark

Pls. help how to recognize whether the sentence want to emphasize the event or the extintions.
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 10:20
lordw wrote:
Ok, you have all the answers choices, now, tks

An asteroid slammed into NA, which, causing plant and animal extintions, marks the end of the geological era

b)which cause the plant and animals extinctions making

c)and causing plant and animals extinctions that mark

d) an event that caused plant and animal extinctions, and it marks

e) an event that caused the plant and animal extinctions that mark

Pls. help how to recognize whether the sentence want to emphasize the event or the extintions.



in D, "it" has no clear referrent so the answer is E
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D looks better than E. It is the event that marks the end of geological era.
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lordw wrote:
Ok, you have all the answers choices, now, tks

An asteroid slammed into NA, which, causing plant and animal extintions, marks the end of the geological era

b)which cause the plant and animals extinctions making

c)and causing plant and animals extinctions that mark

d) an event that caused plant and animal extinctions, and it marks

e) an event that caused the plant and animal extinctions that mark

Pls. help how to recognize whether the sentence want to emphasize the event or the extintions.



in D, "it" has no clear referrent so the answer is E


I vote for E too. In D, "it" is not correctly used. If it is "An asteroid" that "marks the end of...", then "it" should be removed.
For E, "mark" is the verb for "the plant and animal extinctions", not for "an event".
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 10:44
I went for (E).
Agree with nganle08.
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 11:55
D

an event is singular... and D correctly uses 'marks'
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 13:05
gmat101 wrote:
D

an event is singular... and D correctly uses 'marks'


the extinctions mark the end
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 13:13
another D
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 16:24
OA is E

http://www.beatthegmat.com/sc-modifier- ... 11881.html

this question would have been harder for me if there werent so many typos in the post. I would have spent more time considering B
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