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That pollution harms the environment is self-evident; that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation is a matter of debate.

(A) that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation
(B) if the situation merits immediate action by the government
(C) whether to combat the situation is merited by immediate government action
(D) that the situation merits immediate government action to combat it
(E) whether the government should immediately combat it is merited by the situation
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That pollution harms the environment is self-evident; that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation is a matter of debate.

a) that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation
b) if the situation merits immediate action by the government is a matter of debate
c) whether to combat the situation is merited by immediate government action
d) that the situation merits immediate government action to combat it
e) whether the government should immediately combat it is merited by the situation


answer d

the sentence after the semicolon must be a complete sentence
b: if...then clause is set up but no then part
d: is actually a complete sentence
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That pollution harms the environment is self-evident; that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation is a matter of debate.

a) that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation
b) if the situation merits immediate action by the government is a matter of debate
c) whether to combat the situation is merited by immediate government action
d) that the situation merits immediate government action to combat it
e) whether the government should immediately combat it is merited by the situation


answer d

the sentence after the semicolon must be a complete sentence
b: if...then clause is set up but no then part
d: is actually a complete sentence


Yes, it was 2-3 split. I eliminated b, c, d

But struggled between A & E. Can you please explain why you chose E over A?
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lagomez wrote:
I chose d not e


Typo :oops: , I am sorry.

I eliminated b, c, e

But struggled between A & D. Can you please explain why should chose D over A?
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swatirpr wrote:
lagomez wrote:
I chose d not e


Typo :oops: , I am sorry.

I eliminated b, c, e

But struggled between A & D. Can you please explain why should chose D over A?


a violates parallelism

in d. that pollutions harms...that the situation merits

correct
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lagomez wrote:
swatirpr wrote:
lagomez wrote:
I chose d not e


Typo :oops: , I am sorry.

I eliminated b, c, e

But struggled between A & D. Can you please explain why should chose D over A?


a violates parallelism

in d. that pollutions harms...that the situation merits

correct


moreover is merited by looks awkward in A
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The answer is D.

By the way E is incorrect because it is awkward
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D for me too.
"that...is...that...is" is parallel.
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From P. 219 of KAPLAN's "Advanced Prep for Advanced Students" 8th edition

That pollution harms the environment is self-evident; that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation is a matter of debate.

Correct answer is:
that the situation merits immediate government action to combat it

"it" could refer to "pollution," "the environment," or the clause "pollution harms the environment," or how about after the semicolon..."the situation"

How is the "it" NOT an ambiguous pronoun???
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Ugggg, Ok so "D" is correct, but How is the "it" NOT an ambiguous pronoun???

"it" could refer to "pollution," "the environment," or the clause "pollution harms the environment," or how about after the semicolon..."the situation"

Sentences like "Dipping the spoon into the pot of simmering soup, Jean felt it slip out of her hand." are considered as having an ambiguous "it" but the one above does not???
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+1 for D.

GMAT allows pronoun ambiguity , if the context is clear. Check out the following problem and explanation on pronoun reference by GMAT instructor. (the last one)

http://gmatclub.com/forum/sc-pronoun-error-91452.html
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That pollution harms the environment is self-evident; that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation is a matter of debate.

(A) that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation
(B) if the situation merits immediate action by the government
(C) whether to combat the situation is merited by immediate government action
(D) that the situation merits immediate government action to combat it
(E) whether the government should immediately combat it is merited by the situation


We need a phrase that is the subject whose verb is "is"
Only (D) provides such a phrase.
(C) changes the meaning
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I was between B and D but went with B. Everything sounds terrible in this question.
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I think pronoun it is ambiguous..
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D that X; that Y (active voice)

if, whether cannot stand alone as independent clause.
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Though initially i opted A but finally agreed with D.
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The answer must be option D. Parallelism & active voice construction make "D" correct.
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swatirpr wrote:
That pollution harms the environment is self-evident; that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation is a matter of debate.

(A) that immediate government action to combat it is merited by the situation
(B) if the situation merits immediate action by the government
(C) whether to combat the situation is merited by immediate government action
(D) that the situation merits immediate government action to combat it
(E) whether the government should immediately combat it is merited by the situation


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



First of all, you can eliminate (B) because the sentence describes alternatives and would therefore need whether rather than if. Next, (C) wrongly relocates is merited by and (E) changes the meaning of the original sentence. (C) suggests that government action, not pollution, is the problem and (E) just doesn't make sense. Finally, (A) and (D) are in many ways quite similar but the passive voice in (A) leaves (D) as the more active and clear option.
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