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# The amount of annual precipitation received in the Amazon rainforest

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05 Jan 2018, 09:09
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The amount of annual precipitation received in the Amazon rain forest dropped to a new low this year and prompted fears that both the forests and the wildlife in the area would suffer as a result.

A) year and prompted
B) year, prompting
c) year, and it prompted
d) year, which prompted
e) year; it prompted

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05 Jan 2018, 10:54
Can somebody explain why B is the correct answer ?
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gmatFalcon wrote:
Can somebody explain why B is the correct answer ?

Hey gmatFalcon

i am happy to spark debates let me try to explain

The amount of annual precipitation received in the Amazon rain forest dropped to a new low this year and prompted fears that both the forests and the wildlife in the area would suffer as a result.

A) year and prompted --- "prompted" refers to what ? i think its it is a wrong modifier that changes only a preceding noun
B) year, prompting - comma+present participle is modifier that changes the preceding clause correctly
c) year, and it prompted - "it" is really ambiguous - what does refer to - this year, amount of rain, forest ?
d) year, which prompted - again the same reason as in C
e) year; it prompted - "it" is really ambiguous

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