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The pollution levels of the Southern Ocean have increased by a signifi

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The pollution levels of the Southern Ocean have increased by a significant amount over the last decade, which has led to speculation that its marine life may decrease at an alarming rate over the next ten years.

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Ocean have increased by a significant amount over the last decade, which has led
B. Ocean increasing by a significant amount over the last decade has led
C. Ocean, which have increased by a significant amount over the last decade, led
D. Ocean have increased by a significant amount over the last decade, and this has led
E. Ocean have increased by a significant amount over the last decade, leading

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New post 19 Dec 2017, 23:28
A. Use of which
B. Incorrect construction
C. Same error as A
D or E ?
I would have gone for E due to the cause effect nature of ing.

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New post 20 Dec 2017, 04:55
A - which modifier *decade*
B - says *ocean is increasing*
C - remove the modifier
It says pollution levels led to speculations rather than increase in pollution
This is non-sensical

D- *this* refers to action of increase in level. Pronoun cannot refer to an action.

E is the answer IMO


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