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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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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.


"which" is modifying Arctic" here. So we need a noun after "as fast as" to compare with "Arctic".

We are comparing "Arctic with other parts of the planet".

So, A, B, and C are out as we are wrongly comparing "noun" Arctic with "Prepositional phrase" In other parts.

From D and E, D seems better.

I will go with D.



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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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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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

Correct Comparison should be used.

Arctic is warming about twice as fast as in other parts of the planet --> Incorrect comparison. Noun (Arctic) is being compared to prepositional phrase (in other parts of the planet).

Eliminate A,B and C.

D and E - corrects comparison error.


E has S-V error Temperature in Arctics soaring again.....and the region continued losing.... Need a helping verb for part of sentence before "and".


Hence D is correct.

Bunuel - OE please.
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Original sentence said, "... during 2016 .." , but all options have correction , "during parts of..." Why was this change required?

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Original sentence said, "... during 2016 .." , but all options have correction , "during parts of..." Why was this change required?

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That is just a typo.

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Bunuel wrote:
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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While it might be easy to overlook, the decision point you should start with in this problem is at the beginning of each choice: (A), (B), and (C) have “in” while (D) and (E) do not. In the “which” clause at the start of the sentence you see that you have a comparison – the pronoun “which” refers to the Arctic so the comparison should be: “this place is warming about twice as fast as THIS PLACE” NOT “this place is warming about twice as fast as IN THIS PLACE”. The use of “in” creates a non-parallel comparison so (A), (B) and (C) can be eliminated. While some might want to have “in” because of the “Temperatures IN the arctic”, the comparison is simply between two places, not temperatures.

Comparing (D) and (E), you see that (E) has “soaring” instead of “soared”. With “soaring” the whole first clause of the sentence lacks an active verb, so (E) suffers from a core sentence construction error. Only (D) creates the proper comparison and uses proper sentence construction in the first clause. The correct answer is (D).
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Bunuel wrote:
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


The first three can be eliminated since the have incorrect comparisons. They are comparing Arctic (noun) to a prepositional phrase, ‘in other parts of the planet’.

This leaves us with D and E. Out of these, E seems to have tense issues. It should not be in present continuous, as it is describing past events. So, D is the right option.
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