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# The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty and im

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15 Feb 2019, 08:41
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Project SC Butler: Day 101 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well, signify the cooperation of many different authors.

(A) and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well, signify

(B) as well as an important vehicle for gaining international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, signifies

(C) and also a vehicle of gaining important international consensus on the stabilization of greenhouse emissions is signifying

(D) an important vehicle in international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and have signified

(E) and as international consensus important to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions too, signifies

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15 Feb 2019, 11:15
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sudarshan22
Please extend the underline to the word "signify" in the question.
Meaning :
K Protocol, x & y, signify the coperation of authors;
Evaluate the setence:
S-V error - Signifies
X & Y - should be parallel.

A) and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well
S-V error
(B) and important as an important vehicle for gaining international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, signifies

Looks error free

(C) and also a vehicle of gaining important international consensus on the stabilization of greenhouse emissions is signifying

and + also - error

(D) an important vehicle in international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and have signified

Have signified - S-V error
(E) and as international consensus important to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions too, signifies
as (an) int. consensus - as missing
to + verbing - suspect

So B wins
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15 Feb 2019, 11:52
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First, lets identify all incorrect options-
A is wrong because of use of word signify (Kyoto Protcoal is singular)

C is wrong because it suggests that Kyoto Protocal is performing an action which is not possible (is signifying)

D is wrong because the sentence reads 'The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty an important vehicle in international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and have signified'. Here the use of an does not make sense. Also the use of have signified is incorrect.

E is wrong because the sentence reads 'The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty and as international consensus important to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions too, signifies' Here again, use of as does not make sense.

We are left with B

The sentence 'The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty and important as an important vehicle for gaining international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, signifies' is error free

Ans:B
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15 Feb 2019, 23:53
gvvsnraju@12 wrote:
sudarshan22
Please extend the underline to the word "signify" in the question.

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Done, Thank you for letting me know
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16 Feb 2019, 03:30
I am not certain enough to provide my reasoning for an answer choice, however, to me answer B reeks of redundancy:

"...and important as an important vehicle..."

I ended up with answer choice C via process of elimination
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16 Feb 2019, 04:30
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sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 101 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well, signify the cooperation of many different authors.

(A) and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well

(B) and important as an important vehicle for gaining international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, signifies

(C) and also a vehicle of gaining important international consensus on the stabilization of greenhouse emissions is signifying

(D) an important vehicle in international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and have signified

(E) and as international consensus important to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions too, signifies

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sudarshan22

i think there is typo in option (B)

should be

(B) and as an important vehicle for gaining international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, signifies

IMO B
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16 Feb 2019, 04:36
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Arro44 wrote:
I am not certain enough to provide my reasoning for an answer choice, however, to me answer B reeks of redundancy:

"...and important as an important vehicle..."

I ended up with answer choice C via process of elimination

hey Arro44
i think the problem with C is that "is signifying" is incorrectly used when it comes to treaties/agreements/contrats
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16 Feb 2019, 04:43
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dave13 wrote:
Arro44 wrote:
I am not certain enough to provide my reasoning for an answer choice, however, to me answer B reeks of redundancy:

"...and important as an important vehicle..."

I ended up with answer choice C via process of elimination

hey Arro44
i think the problem with C is that "is signifying" is incorrectly used when it comes to treaties/agreements/contrats
have a great weekend

Your explanation certainly makes sense, but I am still not happy with the redundancy in B (unless I fell prey to a typo as you pointed out).
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16 Feb 2019, 06:55
Official Explanation :

The subject of the sentence is the Kyoto Protocol. The sentence ascribes the verb signify to the Kyoto Protocol creating a subject-verb agreement error. Eliminate (A).
Similarly, choice (D) includes a subject-verb agreement by using have signified for the singular noun the Kyoto Protocol.

In choice (C), the verb phrase is signifying is awkward.

In choice (E), the use of the words and and too creates a redundancy error. Therefore, the correct answer is (B).
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23 Feb 2019, 07:25
sudarshan22 wrote:
gvvsnraju@12 wrote:
sudarshan22
Please extend the underline to the word "signify" in the question.

gvvsnraju@12
Done, Thank you for letting me know

sudarshan22
",signify" should appear in option A.
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02 Mar 2019, 07:16
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 101 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The Kyoto Protocol, a politically divisive environmental treaty and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well, signify the cooperation of many different authors.

(A) and important as a vehicle by which to gain international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions as well, signify

(B) as well as an important vehicle for gaining international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, signifies

(C) and also a vehicle of gaining important international consensus on the stabilization of greenhouse emissions is signifying

(D) an important vehicle in international consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and have signified

(E) and as international consensus important to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions too, signifies

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Dear Verbal Moderator,
Can we remove the if-then tag from this question, question doesn't seem to test that. Thank you.
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03 Mar 2019, 21:08
Meaning: The Kyoto protocol signifies the cooperation of many different authors. The sentence also shares a characteristic of the Kyoto protocol. It says the protocol is a politically divisive environmental treaty and an important vehicle for gaining internal consensus on stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions.

Errors:
1) S-V error: Subject, The Kyoto Protocol, is singular and requires singular noun signifies instead of plural signify.
2) Modifier error: worded incorrectly

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