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# There is no consensus on what role, if any, is played by acid rain in

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21 Sep 2011, 21:53
anordinaryguy wrote:
I picked A because I thought "(E) damaging or slowing the growth of" is distorting the meaning of the sentence by indicating that its about 'Damaging the growth of forests or slowing the growth of forests'.

It would have been perfect, had it been 'slowing the growth or damaging of'.

What do you guys think?

<<editing the post to include additional information >>

i second that.... ofcourse i am not trying to challenge the OA but doesnt E appear to change the meaning similar to

the answer for the above link is selected based on unambiguous meaning... isint there a similar problem in E in this one?

sc experts.. need ur help on this one... on why the ans is E... and how are the two problems different.. this will help me gear up to face such problems!!

Thanks
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22 Sep 2011, 02:01
+ 1 for E.

A sounds incomplete without 'of'
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01 Oct 2011, 21:06
The answer is E. issue is parallelism and meaning.
D -adjectives (past participles ) modifying growth not forest. meaning too also changed
What role acid rain plays in damaged forests - that makes it sound like the forests were already damaged by something else, before the acid rain came along. That's not the intention - the intention is to say that the acid rain is (potentially) causing damage - or damaging the forests- ---From stacey (MG instructor)
C- slowness of growth( showing a state of growth not decreasing in rate of growth )
B-comparing complex gerund to damage .not an issue .but meaning still not clear.E is better than B
A- damaging forest ,again adjective(present participle ) modifying forest
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12 Aug 2013, 03:11
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vahuja999 wrote:
856. There is no consensus on what role, if any, is played by acid rain in slowing the growth or damaging forests in the eastern United States.
(A) slowing the growth or damaging
(B) the damage or the slowing of the growth of
(C) the damage to or the slowness of the growth of
(D) damaged or slowed growth of
(E) damaging or slowing the growth of

a or e??
any one can explain..?

I believe E. A misses "of", after growth. is OA E?

The corrected sentence must make clear that both damaging and slowing the growth of refer to forests. E is the only choice that does so without introducing errors. In choice A, of is required after growth. In choices B and C, the use of the damage instead of damaging produces awkward and wordy constructions, and without to after damage, B is grammatically incomplete. In C, the slowness of does not convey the original sense that the rate of growth has been slowed by acid rain. Choice D also changes the meaning of the sentence by making both damaged and slowed refer to growth.
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23 Aug 2013, 22:04
(E) damaging or slowing the growth of

In E damaging and slowing modifies the growth of forest.

But it should be like slowing the growth or damaging forest??

Whats the OA and OE?
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01 Feb 2014, 10:28
There is no consensus on what role, if any, is played by acid rain in slowing the growth or damaging forests in the eastern United States.

IMO....INCORRECT PORTIONS HIGHLIGHTED....
(A) slowing the growth or damaging
(B) the damage or the slowing of the growth of
(C) the damage to or the slowness of the growth of
(D) damaged or slowed growth of
(E) damaging or slowing the growth of...CORRECT
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17 Jul 2015, 07:25
There is no consensus on what role, if any, is played by acid rain in slowing the growth or damaging forests in the eastern United States.
(A) slowing the growth or damaging "the growth" needs "of"
(B) the damage or the slowing of the growth of The first two definite articles aren't necessary and it should be "damaging" to match "slowing"
(C) the damage to or the slowness of the growth of unnecessary definite articles before damage and slowness, damage to and slowness aren't parallel
(D) damaged or slowed growth of implies that the growth is damaged
(E) damaging or slowing the growth of
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25 Jan 2017, 03:37
Hi,

I still do not understand a few things with this question, about the meaning.

In my opinion the prompt is saying that acid rains are :

1) SLOWING THE GROWTH OF THE FOREST

OR

2) DAMAGING THE FOREST

(A) slowing the growth of or damaging theincorrect because it misses words
(B) the damage or the slowing of the growth of — incorrect because it says that the rain is damaging the growth
(C) the damage to or the slowness of the growth of — incorrect because of slowness
(D) damaged or slowed growth of — incorrect because of the tense
(E) damaging or slowing the growth of... — incorrect because it implies that the rain is damaging the forest

In this case, all of the answer choice are wrong, in my opinion, and it has puzzled me to answer

Could you please explain the exact meaning of the sentence ?
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03 Jul 2017, 03:37
classical pattern in SC, N + of N => E is winner
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03 Jul 2017, 07:50
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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