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# The geologic record indicates that a desert expands and

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The geologic record indicates that a desert expands and [#permalink]

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05 Nov 2003, 07:23
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The geologic record indicates that a desert expands and contracts in response to alternating dry and wet climatic periods, whether there is any human intervention.

(A) whether there is any human intervention
(B) with or without human intervention
(C) when there is human intervention
(D) human intervention or not
(E) no matter whether humans intervene
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05 Nov 2003, 07:47
I do not have an official answer. In my opinion, between E and B, I opt for B because of a comma. If is is E, then the sentence should not employ a comma before NO MATTER. A comma is the thing to decide on. In B, a comma marks an absolute construction.
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05 Nov 2003, 11:13
Guys, I think the answer is B. If you visit the following, the answer would be clear to you.

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/whether.html
05 Nov 2003, 11:13
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