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# The global information and communications technology

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The global information and communications technology industry accounts for nearly 2 percent of the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions and 25 percent of U.S. consumption of nonrenewable resources, and produces nearly 95 percent of all handheld electronic devices.

(A) the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions and 25 percent of U.S. consumption of nonrenewable resources, and produces
(B) the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions, consumes 25 percent of its nonrenewable resources, and produces
(C) United States carbon dioxide emissions and 25 percent of its consumption of nonrenewable resources, while it produces
(D) United states carbon dioxide emissions, 25 percent of its nonrenewable resource consumption, and it produces
(E) United States carbon dioxide emissions, 25 percent of the United States’ nonrenewable resource consumption, and
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27 Oct 2010, 09:42
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I agree parallelism takes over other issues, here but the start of the sentence, the phrase "the United States" doesn't it make it sound like "THE PLACE IS CAUSING THE ISSUE"

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something like
- the most beautiful palace in the world is Taj Mahal''?????

Vs.

Taj Mahal is a beautiful palace - is better not making it the ultimate
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27 Oct 2010, 22:48
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A has a parallelism issue.

You can cross C, D and E out for "United States carbon dioxide emissions."
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01 Nov 2010, 07:14
I'm not sure of B.

"It's" doesn't refer to United States. It refers to the "United States’ carbon dioxide emissions".
United States is not a subject in this sentence.
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01 Dec 2015, 13:48
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03 Dec 2015, 01:30
The only issue I have with Option B is that it uses the pronoun 'it' when the antecedent is 'United State's Carbon Emissions'. This arrangement does not appear to be logical.
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08 Dec 2015, 15:51
Sparta_750 wrote:
The only issue I have with Option B is that it uses the pronoun 'it' when the antecedent is 'United State's Carbon Emissions'. This arrangement does not appear to be logical.

Actually it is logical, because the "it's" is talking about the industry.
The "United State's Carbon Emissions" is plural

Thefore it's clear about what is being said.
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27 Dec 2015, 11:01
I got this question wrong last time but this time i guess i was more careful. Below are my thoughts:

Basic split is between United States's Vs United States. - There is no such thing as united state co2 emission. Is United states's CO2 emission. So B,C and E are out.

Between A and B - A has parallelism problem between Accounts XXXXX and Consumption of YYYYY. It should be Accounts For XXXX and Consumes YYYY so A is out.

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The global information and communications technology industry accounts for nearly 2 percent of the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions and 25 percent of U.S. consumption of nonrenewable resources, and produces nearly 95 percent of all handheld electronic devices.

(A) the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions and 25 percent of U.S. consumption of nonrenewable resources, and produces
(B) the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions, consumes 25 percent of its nonrenewable resources, and produces
(C) United States carbon dioxide emissions and 25 percent of its consumption of nonrenewable resources, while it produces
(D) United states carbon dioxide emissions, 25 percent of its nonrenewable resource consumption, and it produces
(E) United States carbon dioxide emissions, 25 percent of the United States’ nonrenewable resource consumption, and
Re: The global information and communications technology   [#permalink] 27 Dec 2015, 11:01
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