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Temperatures in the Arctic, which is warming about twice as fast as in other parts of the planet, soared again during 2016, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose sea ice and permafrost.

(A) in other parts of the planet, soared again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose

(B) in other parts of the planet and soaring again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose

(C) in other parts of the planet, soared again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued losing

(D) other parts of the planet, soared again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose

(E) other parts of the planet, soaring again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued losing

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Came down to A
logical comparison needs in at the start of underlined.(d,e out)
So A has verb (soared and parallel continued).
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Temperatures in the Arctic, which is warming about twice as fast as in other parts of the planet, soared again during 2016, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose sea ice and permafrost.

(A) in other parts of the planet, soared again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose

(B) in other parts of the planet and soaring again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose

(C) in other parts of the planet, soared again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued losing

(D) other parts of the planet, soared again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued to lose

(E) other parts of the planet, soaring again during parts of 2015, and the region, particularly parts of Greenland, continued losing


arun6765 you said that D and E can be excluded, but in my opinion its the other way around. I will explain my reasoning:

Split #1: "Which" refers to "Arctic" and not to "Temperatures in the Arctic" because we actually are given the combination "which is". This clearly implies that "which" is referring to "Arctic". Hence, we are comparing the arctic to other parts in the world. This comparison only makes sense with answers D) and E): "[...]arctic, which is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet[...] make sense right. Thus, we can eliminate answers A),B) and C).

Split #2: "Soared again" & "continued to lose" vs. "soaring again" & "continued losing". Which makes more sense or is grammatically correct? The progressive forms aren't a good fit here imo. The use of the infinitive is preferable here, but that's just a matter of feeling. I'm sure somebody can explain why this split #2 makes sense. However, we can preclude answers C) and E) due to this split.

In conclusion, we are left with D as the correct answer.

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The modifier is comparing two entities so usage of " in " is wrong. It should be as fast as other parts.. because modifier says - arctic is warming ...hence the parallel construction should be as fast as other parts of the planet are warming... Usage of " in " is wrong.

A B C gone.

D. Correct .

E. Always remember there has to be " is/ are / were / be" before a " verb- ing" form to act as a verb. If we look at E there is no Verb in the sentence . Just " verb- ing ' cannot act as a verb .hence there is no Subject verb pair. And hence the statement is a fragment " ... Continued loosing only parts makes sense with the parts of Greenland and not the rest of the sentence...So does not make sense...

" Temperatures in arctic ___( modifier ), AND the region __(modifier), continued losing sea____ because of AND the two subjects have the same verb . Continued losing.. which is non sensical..because temperature cannot lose.

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