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# The thick blooms of blue-green algae that release the hazardous toxin

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The thick blooms of blue-green algae that release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence by the agricultural runoff of fertilizers, animal wastes, pesticides and other chemicals, and effluent from towns, cities, and industrial facilities decompose at high temperatures.

A. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence by

B. released the hazardous toxin microcystin exploded into existence when

C. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence when

D. releasing the hazardous toxin microcystin exploding into existence if

E. releasing microcystin, a hazardous toxin, explode into existence by

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09 Aug 2018, 08:40
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workout i assume underlined part is till -by
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09 Aug 2018, 08:44
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+1 for C.

A. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence by

B. released the hazardous toxin microcystin exploded into existence when

C. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence when --> Correct, rectifies Verb-Tense error, and conveys intended meaning

D. releasing the hazardous toxin microcystin exploding into existence if

E. releasing microcystin, a hazardous toxin, explode into existence by

Hence, C.
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09 Aug 2018, 08:47
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workout i assume underlined part is till -by

Edited. Thank you.
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09 Aug 2018, 08:56
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Here Algae is plural so plural verb..
Algae explode into existence ...when x y and Z decompose at high temperatures

A. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence by incorrect

B. released the hazardous toxin microcystin exploded into existence when - decompose is present tense, so present tense required

C. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence when - correct

D. releasing the hazardous toxin microcystin exploding into existence if - no verb after that

E. releasing microcystin, a hazardous toxin, explode into existence by - incorrect
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09 Aug 2018, 10:13
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The thick blooms of blue-green algae that release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence by the agricultural runoff of fertilizers, animal wastes, pesticides and other chemicals, and effluent from towns, cities, and industrial facilities decompose at high temperatures.

A. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence by

B. released the hazardous toxin microcystin exploded into existence when

C. release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence when

D. releasing the hazardous toxin microcystin exploding into existence if

E. releasing microcystin, a hazardous toxin, explode into existence by

The thick blooms of blue-green algae that release the hazardous toxin microcystin explode into existence when the agricultural runoff of fertilizers, animal wastes, pesticides and other chemicals, and effluent from towns, cities, and industrial facilities decompose at high temperatures.

Correct Answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options....
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