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The ecosystems of barrier islands are extremely vulnerable-

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The ecosystems of barrier islands are extremely vulnerable-whether from natural processes like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or the ever-increasing pressures of development.

A. whether from natural processes like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or
B. whether from natural processes such as shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or also
C. to processes that are natural like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, and also
D. to processes that are natural ones like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, as well as to
E. to natural processes such as shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, as well as to
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The correct idiom is 'vulnerable to' so A and B are out. The use of 'like' in C and D to give examples is incorrect; we need 'such as' instead. Thus E is the best answer.
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a,c and d out ...due to wrong usage of like
between b and e.....b is out because it sounds awkwards and less clear as compared to e also the idiom 'vunerable from' is wrong in b

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The ecosystems of barrier islands are extremely vulnerable-whether from natural processes like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or the ever-increasing pressures of development.

This question tests two things:

1. Usage of Such as V/s Like:
Such as is used to give examples. In this sentence, we are giving examples hence such as should be used
Like is used to state similarity.
2. Parallelism:
In the construction "whether ... or ..." always make sure that the same form is used after "whether" and "or"
Eg: Whether from the rising level or from the ever increasing.


A. whether from natural processes like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or
Since we are giving examples, like should be replaced by Such as
B. whether from natural processes such as shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or also
The construction should be Whether from ... or from ..
C.to processes that are natural like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, and also
Since we are giving examples, like should be replaced by Such as
D. to processes that are natural ones like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, as well as to
Since we are giving examples, like should be replaced by Such as
E. to natural processes such as shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, as well as to
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mohnish104 wrote:
The ecosystems of barrier islands are extremely vulnerable-whether from natural processes like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or the ever-increasing pressures of development.

A. whether from natural processes like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or
B. whether from natural processes such as shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, or also
C. to processes that are natural like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, and also
D. to processes that are natural ones like shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, as well as to
E. to natural processes such as shoreline recession, rising sea levels, and destructive hurricanes, as well as to


the correct idiom is "vulnerable to" and also "such" is used to list examples of something.

E

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