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# Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that

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Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that short-term temperature data are an inadequate means of predicting long-term trends and point out that the scientific community remains divided on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

A. on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.
B. on whether warming that occurs will be significant and the impact it would have.
C. as to whether significant warming will occur or the impact it would have if it did.
D. over whether there will be significant warming or the impact it will have.
E. over whether significant warming will occur and what impact it would have.

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28 Nov 2006, 08:43
E for me.

A is wrong because of "will it".

B is wordy with that occurs. And "the impact it would have" is not clear.

C D: impact is unclear.

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28 Nov 2006, 08:49
tennis_ball wrote:
E for me.

A is wrong because of "will it".

B is wordy with that occurs. And "the impact it would have" is not clear.

C D: impact is unclear.

A seems OK to me. How is "will it" wrong?

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28 Nov 2006, 09:32
[Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that short-term temperature data are an inadequate means of predicting long-term trends and point out that the scientific community remains divided on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

A. on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does. it will have if it does awkward wordy
B. on whether warming that occurs will be significant and the impact it would have. Wordy for me
C. as to whether significant warming will occur or the impact it would have if it did. wordy awkward
D. over whether there will be significant warming [color=red]or the impact it will have
I think devided over .. x and y is correct usage rather than devided over x or y[/color]
E. over whether [/color]significant warming will occur and what impact it would have.
devided over ... x and y..

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28 Nov 2006, 17:46
ak_idc wrote:
tennis_ball wrote:
E for me.

A is wrong because of "will it".

B is wordy with that occurs. And "the impact it would have" is not clear.

C D: impact is unclear.

A seems OK to me. How is "will it" wrong?

One more for E. I have never seen "will it" used in proper written English ....if anything it should be "it will".
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28 Nov 2006, 17:56
I am with C on this.

D and E look like sentence fragments.

G-Day soon , please tell me I am right

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28 Nov 2006, 21:24
ivymba wrote:
I am with C on this.

D and E look like sentence fragments.

G-Day soon , please tell me I am right

The scientific community remains divided on two things. so you need 'and', not 'or'. So no C.

Between A and E, E is better because:
1. use of 'will it' is wrong in A. It should be 'it will'
2. divided - over is better than divided - on

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28 Nov 2006, 21:24
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