daagh wrote:
The average global temperature is forecast to be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than that of 50 years ago.
A. The average global temperature is forecast to be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than that of-- Okay
B. The average global temperature is forecast to rise 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years over this year because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than it was-- rise higher is a classic redundancy.
C. Forecasts are for the average global temperature to be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years than today's because today's mean temperature is the same amount higher than it was--- weird choice, which says we are comparing one day's mean temperature with a 50- year average.
D. It has been forecast that the average global temperature will be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than what it was-- Estimations and forecasts are matters of judgments and approximations. Categorical statements such as 'will be' are illogical.
E. It is forecast that the average global temperature will rise 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years than this year's because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than it was--- rise higher is redundant
daagh thanks a lot for enriching me with your explanation of D.Will tke care in future.
i have one query :
in option A)
The average global temperature is forecast to be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than that of 50 years ago.
is not that ambiguous here?
that refers to mean temperature, right?
cannot it refer to amount?
D. It has been forecast that the average global temperature will be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher in 50 years because this year's mean temperature is the same amount higher than what it was
here
what it was
here it is singular so can't refer to amount as the amount is plural
Also temperatures are countable so isnot use of amount wrong?
please clarify