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The Adirondack mountains, unlike other mountain ranges that lie on fau

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The Adirondack mountains, unlike other mountain ranges that lie on fault lines, are in the shape of a dome, largely in due course from a deep uplift under the Earth’s crust about a billion years ago.

A. in due course from a deep uplift under the Earth’s crust

B. because of a deep uplifting of the crust of the Earth, which occurred

C. because of a deep uplift, which occurred under the crust of the Earth

D. due to the course from a deep uplift under the Earth’s crust

E. being caused by a deep uplift under the crust of the Earth, occurring

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31 Jul 2017, 04:47
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The correct response is (C). The main issue with the sentence as written is that it is wordy and has an unclear meaning. There is a cause-and-effect meaning here that needs to be elucidated. Answer choice (C) does that using the word “because.” Answer choice (C) also makes it clear that the uplift occurred under the crust of the Earth about a billion years ago.

Answer choice (B) is incorrect. “Which” generally refers to the immediately preceding noun. Answer choice (B) illogically suggests that the earth occurred about a billion years ago.

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31 Jul 2017, 05:05
Is it C .
In B the which after Earth is wrong.
In E being is wrong
In D due to is wrong.

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31 Jul 2017, 05:11
Mahmud6 wrote:
The Adirondack mountains, unlike other mountain ranges that lie on fault lines, are in the shape of a dome, largely in due course from a deep uplift under the Earth’s crust about a billion years ago.

A. in due course from a deep uplift under the Earth’s crust

B. because of a deep uplifting of the crust of the Earth, which occurred

C. because of a deep uplift, which occurred under the crust of the Earth

D. due to the course from a deep uplift under the Earth’s crust

E. being caused by a deep uplift under the crust of the Earth, occurring

A) in due is wrong because we need to provide evidence
B) which refers to Earth
c) Correct
D) change in meaning
E) being is problematic
Re: The Adirondack mountains, unlike other mountain ranges that lie on fau   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2017, 05:11
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