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866. Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of them industrial by-products, threaten to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years.

(A) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years
(B) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly over the next fifty years than carbon dioxide will
(C) during the next fifty years to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide
(D) a warming of the Earth’s atmosphere during the next fifty years even more rapid than carbon dioxide’s
(E) a warming of the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapid than carbon dioxide’s will be over the next fifty years

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New post 28 Apr 2005, 12:04
Though I am not too convinced with B here but is the best choice out of the lot.

The sentence cud have been better stuctured though.

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New post 28 Apr 2005, 12:18
I dont like any choices...but B is by far the best amongst them....

B it is..

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A)...i think that "during the next..." is better than "over the next..." when referring to a period of time.
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New post 28 Apr 2005, 18:16
Yes B only because it is the least evil, all other refer to CO2 and not to what CO2 Does or will do

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New post 28 Apr 2005, 18:42
Initially choose A but after careful analysis/observation, go with B.

Comparision between the act of tiny particles of rare gases and the act of carbodioxide. I thik A caompares between the act of tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases and carbon dioxide, therefore is not correct, but seems correct. I think it is actually a trap.

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B. over the next fifty years is commonly used with predictions.

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Initially choose A but after careful analysis/observation, go with B.

Comparision between the act of tiny particles of rare gases and the act of carbodioxide. I thik A caompares between the act of tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases and carbon dioxide, therefore is not correct, but seems correct. I think it is actually a trap.


Abosolutely correct Wrong comparision between Fast and CO2

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New post 28 Apr 2005, 20:58
here is my problem with the ques.......It is the "tiny quantities of gases" that produce the global warming....it shud || to quantities or some adj of CO2 and not CO2 or any action by CO2......what u guys think ?

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here is my problem with the ques.......It is the "tiny quantities of gases" that produce the global warming....it shud || to quantities or some adj of CO2 and not CO2 or any action by CO2......what u guys think ?


I c .. and I think ur question is valid but my reasoning ... is that " Threaten A" I have never come such a structure in writing I might be wrong. but again it's just based on my opinion.

2nd reason: Rapid/Rapidly

I guess we should use Adverb rather than than an adjective because.............hmm .. I don't know ..again just goes by ear. but yeh I will look into the this rapid/rapidly.


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I have always been confused with this rapid/rapidly, seeming/seemingly thing

If some one has an explanation kindly share. I am in desperate need of that!

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866. Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases, most of them industrial by-products, threaten to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years.

(A) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years
(B) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly over the next fifty years than carbon dioxide will
(C) during the next fifty years to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide
(D) a warming of the Earth’s atmosphere during the next fifty years even more rapid than carbon dioxide’s
(E) a warming of the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapid than carbon dioxide’s will be over the next fifty years


I think it compares 'Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases' with 'CO2'.
And 'next years' needs future tense.

Hence, I go with B.

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New post 28 Apr 2005, 23:37
Removing the modifier marked out by comma from the non-underlined part of the sentence, we get:

We can't say:

'threaten during the next 50 yrs..' - unidiomatic. (C) is out.

'threaten a warming of the ... ' - unidoimatic. (D) and (E) are out.

"Tiny quantities of more than thirty rare gases threaten..."

(A) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly than carbon dioxide during the next fifty years

(B) to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly over the next fifty years than carbon dioxide will

Between A and B, B is correct. It says C02 pollutes the earth's atmosphere faster than tiny quantities of gases can. The 'will' here in (B) is the key. "Over the next fifty yrs" is also a more idiomatic form of saying over the next 50 yr period, then A's choice of 'during the next 50 yrs'

B for me.

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'B' should be the right choice because of the 'will'. OA please.

A kind request to all those posting the questions, please post the answers also.

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OA is "B"

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I have always been confused with this rapid/rapidly, seeming/seemingly thing

If some one has an explanation kindly share. I am in desperate need of that!


Easy.

This is the preferred and usual syntax.

adv + adjective + noun
beautifully magnificent mountains
seemingly unhappy person

adverb modifies adjective. adjective modifies noun.

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saurabhmalpani wrote:
I have always been confused with this rapid/rapidly, seeming/seemingly thing

If some one has an explanation kindly share. I am in desperate need of that!


Easy.

This is the preferred and usual syntax.

adv + adjective + noun
beautifully magnificent mountains
seemingly unhappy person

adverb modifies adjective. adjective modifies noun.


From OG 11:

Adjective modifies noun or pronoun
Adverb modifies verb or adjective or another adverb

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2/3 split between options (A,B) and (C,D,E)

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In option (A), comparison is between "to warm the Earth’s atmosphere even more rapidly" and "carbon-dioxide". So, the comparison is wrong.

Option (B) provides the best comparison

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