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The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant

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Why is E wrong, is it only because of the passive voice? Is this a valid error?

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(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered

E’s problem is an illogical change in word order.

that is forecast to continue by weather scientists --- by weather scientists after to continue is wrong word order. It implies the continuance is done is by the weather scientists.

The correct word order should be: that is forecast by weather scientists to continue -- here it is clear, that the weather scientist are only forecasting that the spell will continue
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A spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider


These are relative clause modifiers of the noun ‘spell’. The relative clauses have their own verbs in the form of forecast and consider
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Can someone explain why have been is used instead of were...
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When one predicts something to continue into future, it has to be going on at the moment;
We cannot use the term 'continue' for something that is already ended. Hence a present perfect ‘have been’.
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I understand that passive voice is preferred in GMAT, however, is there any other problem with E apart from the apparent passive voice?

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(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered

Passive in this case sounds as if scientists will continue the incessant spell of rains, which of course is illogical.

Clearly C. "Consider X Y" is really tested very often and you need to remember this one!
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Please explain the reason " and that" is correct?
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The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which, weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century



(A) Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as

(B) Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider

©Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider

(D)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider as

(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered


Following is my take on this question
A- the second which clause after and uses a plural verb. This use of plural suggests that the which clause refers to rains and not spell. The major mistake in this sentence is the use of present perfect for forecast. This implies that the forecast happened in the past and continued into the present which is not true. Also, consider as is unidiomatic.
B - same error as A. Also, I think the parallel structure is maintained in this question. We dnt necessarily need the that after and because the pronoun after and implies the parallel structure.
C - Uses present tense to correct the error.
D - consider as is unidiomatic
E - no need to cover active to passive in this case.

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