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# The problem is not simply that Venice is sinking into the

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The problem is not simply that Venice is sinking into the [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2003, 03:51
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The problem is not simply that Venice is sinking into the mud; it is that
groundwater extraction during the last century may have caused the city
to sink by as many as 10cm, but, it is thankful, this has
since stopped.

(A) is that groundwater extraction during the last century may have
caused the city to sink by as many as 10cm, but, it is thankful, this has
(B) is because groundwater extraction during the last century may have
caused the city to sink by as many as 10cm, but, thankfully, this has
(C) is that groundwater extraction during the last century may have
caused the city to sink by as much as 10cm, but, thankfully, this has
(D) is that groundwater extraction during the last century may have
caused the city to sink by as much as 10cm, but, it is thankful, this has
(E) is because groundwater extraction during the last century may have
caused the city to sink by as much as 10cm, but, thankfully, this

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26 Sep 2003, 09:07
2nd clause must start with It is that to parallel 1st clause. - B is out
Sentence must end with "has" (followed by since) - E is out
More idiomatic - thankfully - A & D out

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26 Aug 2006, 07:17
here is another one of those ..., but, adj, ... SCs

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26 Aug 2006, 07:17
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