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The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon

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The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings' burning of fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment.


(A) by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment

(B) by altering the environment to the extent of it harming their habitats

(C) by altering the environment in ways harmful to their habitats

(D) from the fact that their habitats will be harmed by the environment being altered

(E) from the fact that the environment will be altered and this will harm their habitats

Originally posted by sriramsundaram91 on 17 Oct 2018, 14:51.
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No. It is not, read the question and the underlined section of error carefully.
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Related OG question here discussed here :

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And kindly don't mislead the readers. Since the underlined section is different; it is not the same question. It is a never-seen-before question.
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Harshgmat wrote:
Related OG question here discussed here :

https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-world-wi ... 03470.html

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And kindly don't mislead the readers. Since the underlined section is different; it is not the same question. It is a never-seen-before question.


Mate I have only mentioned related question...User making attempt at this question may also like to see other version
of the question. This will give better insight into how GMAC frames question.

I have not mentioned same question.
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sriramsundaram91 wrote:
Harshgmat wrote:
Related OG question here discussed here :

https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-world-wi ... 03470.html

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And kindly don't mislead the readers. Since the underlined section is different; it is not the same question. It is a never-seen-before question.


Mate I have only mentioned related question...User making attempt at this question may also like to see other version
of the question. This will give better insight into how GMAC frames question.

I have not mentioned same question.


Sorry! I misunderstood you and I sounded rude.
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Got down to B and C keeping subject(global warming) in mind.

Coming to C:

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C) by altering the environment in ways harmful to their habitats
In ways harmful to their habitats sounded like extra information. Hence, marked B.

Thoughts anyone?
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Got down to B and C keeping subject(global warming) in mind.

Coming to C:

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C) by altering the environment in ways harmful to their habitats
In ways harmful to their habitats sounded like extra information. Hence, marked B.

Thoughts anyone?


In Option B What does it refer to? Have you given a thought on that?
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Hi sriramsundaram91,

It refers to the environment and their refers to the migratory birds. Isn't that how it works?
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C it should be..

A- awkward.. Illogical
B - It
D - awkward and Wordy
E- This

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Hi sriramsundaram91,

It refers to the environment and their refers to the migratory birds. Isn't that how it works?



Why can't "it" refer to the birds?
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Hi sriramsundaram91,

It refers to the environment and their refers to the migratory birds. Isn't that how it works?



Why can't "it" refer to the birds?


... because "birds" is plural and "it" must refer to a singular noun (except when acting as an expletive)

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I am still confused between A and C,can some one please elaborate,why C and why not A?

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I am still confused between A and C,can some one please elaborate,why C and why not A?

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Re-read the option A:
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A) by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment


If we ask the question, how does global warming harm their habitats? the answer is: by altering the environment. The presence of 'as a result of altering the environment' at the end of the sentence doesn't clearly show that global warming is altering the environment. In A, there is an ambiguity of who/ what is altering the environment.
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Got down to B and C keeping subject(global warming) in mind.

Coming to C:

Quote:
C) by altering the environment in ways harmful to their habitats
In ways harmful to their habitats sounded like extra information. Hence, marked B.

Thoughts anyone?


I think I understood now. The presence of it changes the intended meaning. The sentence tries to tell you that the phenomenon alters the environment thereby habitat changes occur. And the option C tells you that environment changes the habitat.
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What is the antecedent of 'it' in B?
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What is the antecedent of 'it' in B?


It can be phenomenon/environment
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confused between A and C.. why is A incorrect?
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The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings' burning of fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment.


(A) by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment ...The question here is whether the global warming harms the habitats first or alters the environment first. Obviously, the alteration of the environment is the first action and then is the damage to the habitats. This choice slips by suggesting that the damage to the habitats occurs first.

(B) by altering the environment to the extent of it harming their habitats -- "It' cannot refer to the environment since then it will mean that environment caused the damage to the habitats. Nor can 'it' refer to either global warming or the phenomenon harming their habitats. AS stated in A, global warming did not directly harm the habitats.

(C) by altering the environment in ways harmful to their habitats --- Perhaps the best logical choice.

(D) from the fact that their habitats will be harmed by the environment being altered - This is not standard English writing.

(E) from the fact that the environment will be altered and this will harm their habitats -- same as D.
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The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global warming, a phenomenon that most scientists agree is caused by human beings' burning of fossil fuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment.


(A) by harming their habitats as a result of altering the environment ...The question here is whether the global warming harms the habitats first or alters the environment first. Obviously, the alteration of the environment is the first action and then is the damage to the habitats. This choice slips by suggesting that the damage to the habitats occurs first.

(B) by altering the environment to the extent of it harming their habitats -- "It' cannot refer to the environment since then it will mean that environment caused the damage to the habitats. Nor can 'it' refer to either global warming or the phenomenon harming their habitats. AS stated in A, global warming did not directly harm the habitats.

(C) by altering the environment in ways harmful to their habitats --- Perhaps the best logical choice.

(D) from the fact that their habitats will be harmed by the environment being altered - This is not standard English writing.

(E) from the fact that the environment will be altered and this will harm their habitats -- same as D.



HI daagh

I am not convinced with your explaination for option A.
For example: Ram will go to Bhutan because he won a scholarship.
He won first and then will go to Bhutan.

Ram will go to Bhutan as a result of winning the scholarship.
Similarly Winning first and then he will go to Bhutan.

Hence I feel that Option A is not incorrect because of the altering first and harming second logic you have stated.
Between A and C the only difference I can see is that Option C is more concise.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
Looking forward to your reply.


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