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The features of the floor of the Kasei Valles on Mars look j

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The features of the floor of the Kasei Valles on Mars look just like those at the base of Antarctic ice streams, so it suggests that possibly it was flowing ice that carved the giant Martian channels previously attributed to cataclysmic floods.

(A) so it suggests that possibly it was flowing ice that
(B) a suggestion that flowing ice may have
(C) to suggest flowing ice as possibly having
(D) suggesting that flowing ice may have
(E) which is suggestive of flowing ice having possibly

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The features of the floor of the Kasei Valles on Mars look just like those at the base of Antarctic ice streams, so it suggests that possibly it was flowing ice that carved the giant Martian channels previously attributed to cataclysmic floods.

(A) so it suggests that possibly it was flowing ice that
Wrong. Pronoun problem.

(B) a suggestion that flowing ice may have
Wrong. "a suggestion" sounds inappropriately here. We should use verb-ing modifier if we want to give more information about the preceding clause.

(C) to suggest flowing ice as possibly having
Wrong. Meaning problem. "to suggest" conveys purpose meaning. <-- wrong meaning.

(D) suggesting that flowing ice may have
Correct. Verb-ing modifier --> modifies the previous clause correctly.

(E) which is suggestive of flowing ice having possibly
Wrong. "which" modifies ice streams wrongly.

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09 Mar 2015, 07:38
My doubt w.r.t the OA is , who is doing the act of suggesting ? Along with providing further information/results of the preceding clause, an -ing modifier must also make sense with the subject. Isn't it true ?
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My doubt w.r.t the OA is , who is doing the act of suggesting ? Along with providing further information/results of the preceding clause, an -ing modifier must also make sense with the subject. Isn't it true ?

Yes and in this case, this observation is applicable. The subject "the features" (of the floor of the Kasei Valles on Mars) are the ones that are the basis of the suggestion.
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12 Mar 2015, 12:14
A- Wrong pronoun. Pronoun can only refer to noun. But here "it" refers to action.
B- How can the sentence before the comma be " a suggestion". Wrong meaning. But no grammatical mistake.
D- "suggesting" is modifying the action of the previous sentence
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24 Jul 2018, 02:15
it is hard. why choice B is wrong?
choice B mean
that the features of floor A look like the feature of floor B is a suggestion that the flowing ice make the chanel
choice D mean

that the features of floor A look like the feature of floor B suggests that the flowing ice makes the channel

I prefer D but why choic E is wrong.
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Don't 'suggest and possibly' together indicate redundancy in choices A, C, and E and offer an entry into the question?
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17 Sep 2018, 11:13
isn't 'just like' wrong usage? shouldn't it be 'just as'?
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17 Sep 2018, 17:47
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isn't 'just like' wrong usage? shouldn't it be 'just as'?

The features of the floor of the Kasei Valleys on Mars look just like those at the base of Antarctic ice streams, so it suggests that possibly it was flowing ice that carved the giant Martian channels previously attributed to cataclysmic floods.

Just like [color=#0000ff]noun (features of the floor, in this case)
Just as verb/act (you are getting confused with 'look', in this case)[/color]

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19 Sep 2018, 01:08
why choice b is wrong?, pls, help.
she pass the gmat test, a thing everybody know

this is a correct sentence.
so why our choice B is incorrect?
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19 Sep 2018, 05:17
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why choice b is wrong?, pls, help.
she pass the gmat test, a thing everybody know

this is a correct sentence.
so why our choice B is incorrect?

A suggestion (by whom?)...

Makes the voice passive, which is mostly NOT preferred by GMAT.

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