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# There is not consensus on what role, if any, is played by

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There is not consensus on what role, if any, is played by acid rain in slowing the growth or damaging forests in the eastern United States.

A
B the damage or the slow of the growth of
C the damage to or the slowness of growth of
D damaged or slowed growth of
E damaging or slowing the growth of

I got this wrong, interested to see what others come up with and why.
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27 Jul 2007, 13:16
E for me,

As we can split the sentence in 2 as in

in damaging forests.....

in slowing the growth of forests.....

Both clauses are correct when split....
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27 Jul 2007, 13:17
E.

(A) take out "or damaging" and you get "there is not consensus on what role is played by acid rain in slowing the growth forests...". You need an "of".

(B) "slow of growth" is wrong... you need slowing

(C) "slowness of growth" is wrong for the same reason.. you need slowing

(D) wrong tense here
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27 Jul 2007, 13:55
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
E for me,

As we can split the sentence in 2 as in

in damaging forests.....

in slowing the growth of forests.....

Both clauses are correct when split....

good thing to know and to look for. I see now what I missed.

*edit* OA is E
27 Jul 2007, 13:55
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