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The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting

B. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models, which they use to predict

C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict

D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting

E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into the computer models, which they use to predict

Originally posted by imaru on 31 Aug 2006, 10:07.
Last edited by doe007 on 30 Apr 2013, 07:22, edited 1 time in total.
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While searching for posts for this question I came across a brilliant post by Ron on another forum ...Sharing the same

If you are confused regarding one of the + plural+ verb rules please follow the post.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/one-of-the-t40356.html#174075

Both the options A and C use the correct verb form ARE

C) The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict.

1. One of the Xs that/who <plural Verb>
2. One of the Xs <singular verb>
3. only One of the Xs that/who <plural>
4. The only One of the Xs that/who <singular>

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31 Aug 2006, 11:01
100% C

A and B have SVA problem

D has gerund problem

E is absurd and ambiguous
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31 Aug 2006, 12:10
C is my choice

A and B SV error are instead of is

D usage predicting how - not proper

E ambiguous
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31 Aug 2006, 12:37
C for me too

as the catch for me was the one of the many aspects, so it needed a singular verb "is"
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31 Aug 2006, 14:58
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Definitely C .

Explanation :

The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict

"the effect" requires a singular verb - is .

"that " refers to "many aspects" and requires a plural verb - are .
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08 Oct 2006, 16:20
The subject of the Sentence is " The effect of ocean white caps on global warming" which in singular whereas the verb "are" is plural. Then how come C is correct. Can someone explain how C is correct.
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26 May 2008, 11:13
Q33:
The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean
environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for
predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate.
A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the
ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer
models used for predicting
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of
the ocean environment not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models,
which they use to predict
C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of
the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the
computer models used to predict
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many
aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorporated in any detail
into the computer models that are used for predicting
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many
aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into
computer models, which they use to predict

Try.Easy one!
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26 May 2008, 11:51
IMO straight C

What is the OA to the question

if need be i can explain how i arrived at the answer choices iff my answer is correct

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26 May 2008, 19:28
OA is C

A,B - out . S-V donot agree.
D,e - odd construction
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13 Oct 2008, 13:15
The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict
C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorportated in any detail into the computer models that are used for predicting.
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict.
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14 Oct 2008, 11:07
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The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting => Out effect is singular !!! are does not go well
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict => OUT same as above
C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict => HOLD THIS
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorportated in any detail into the computer models that are used for predicting.-> HOLD THIS
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict. => THEY ???? out

Good SC

Between C and D

I go for D!! i think comp models that are used for predicting is better
again that ocean white caps have an effect is better than
C i m stiill coinfused ,looking forward to getting OA
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14 Oct 2008, 17:42
A,B are ruled out - verb should be 'is' not 'are'

C- Correct Usage
D - 'having been' is incorrect
E - ambiguous and awkward
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14 Oct 2008, 18:19
grepro wrote:
The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict
C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorportated in any detail into the computer models that are used for predicting.
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict.

C for me
'global warming effect is singular' hence 'is' is needed, so A and B are out
D and E are just plain incorrect.
so C it is.
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19 Feb 2013, 22:13
imaru wrote:
The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting

B. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models, which they use to predict

C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict

D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting

E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into the computer models, which they use to predict

"THEY" in E has no antecedent and so, is wrong.
"that ocean...." in E is wrong or not. Pls explain this phrase. Thank you
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29 Mar 2013, 01:17
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Will you kindly underline the the required portions; It is difficult to match and read the long passages. Please also do not leave choice A. with a blank like below;

A......

Please repeat the text in choice A , so that we can read the choice along with the underlined portion and analyse. I wish you get these habits early enough, it will be a pleasure to read your threads.
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29 Mar 2013, 04:30
(subject verb agreement) IMO C
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06 Apr 2013, 07:18
IMO C

C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict

This is of the form one of X THAT Y

X is plural here, hence Y should be plural too.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting -- SV agreement
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict -- changes meaning
C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict -- Correct as explained above
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorporated in any detail into the computer models that are used for predicting -- "having been" wrong tense form
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict -- usage of "being"

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06 Apr 2013, 07:31
IMO C.

I did not solve this question with any reason further than MEANING.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps - meaning is nonsensical
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps - same as above
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming - introduces unnecessary That clause which makes meaning unclear
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming - same as above
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09 Apr 2013, 23:22
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IMO C.

I did not solve this question with any reason further than MEANING.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps - meaning is nonsensical
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps - same as above
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming - introduces unnecessary That clause which makes meaning unclear
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming - same as above

@ sdas: you're absolutely right. MEANING is always the key for every SC questions.
I, however, used grammar to select the right one. Here my 2 cents.

The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate.

The global-warming effect is singular >>> must go with "is", not "are".
The use of "that" before environment is necessary to modify "aspects"
"aspects" is plural >>>> must go with "are".
"for predicting" is not good, right idiom is "to predict".

All thing considered, C is the best.
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