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The presence of blue-green algae blooms in Lake Erie has disrupted regular water supply for over 400,000 people in Ohio, their numbers increasing to hazardous levels as a result of polluted runoff from industries and farmlands and warm temperatures.

A) increasing to hazardous levels
B) are increasing to hazardous levels
C) were increased to hazardous levels and
D) have increased to hazardous levels
E) increasing to hazardous levels and

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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I go for A. It is absolute clause.

Wait for the OA.

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Hi! I am yet to understand this one.
Kindly help me on this :)

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The presence of blue-green algae blooms in Lake Erie has disrupted regular water supply for over 400,000 people in Ohio, their numbers increasing to hazardous levels as a result of polluted runoff from industries and farmlands and warm temperatures.

A) increasing to hazardous levels
B) are increasing to hazardous levels
C) were increased to hazardous levels and
D) have increased to hazardous levels
E) increasing to hazardous levels and

Sourced from RSSing.com - neither OA nor OE is available. - open to a wide discussion and consensus. The deferred OA is not the official one


Let's break the sentence in two parts: Part 1: The presence...in Ohio Part 2: Their numbers...warm temperatures.
Now the part 1 is a complete sentence on its own whereas part 2 starts with a possessive suggesting a dependent clause would come. Also comma + possessive is a dependent clause and two independent clauses must not be joined with simply a comma. Hence, any option that can make part 2 an independent clause must be eliminated (B,C, D.)

Between A and E, A is our clear choice as "and" in E makes the sentence illogical and meaningless.

Hence, A is correct

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