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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

A. remaining this way whether or not

B. remaining like that even as

C. remaining as such whether or not

D. remains in this way although

E. remains thus even when

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New post 01 Sep 2006, 08:29
changes...(so only D and E) ...remains

Between D and E is really a tough call. I have never seen "thus" used before because, IMHO, it's overly "stilted."

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New post 01 Sep 2006, 08:52
I'm picking E.
"even when" is better than "although" in this case.

Example :
He remained calm even when they humiliated his brother.

is better than

He remained calm although they humiliated his brother.
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My opinion is both D and E are right..

In this situation, remains in this way is more wordy then just saying remains. So I will prefer E.

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New post 01 Sep 2006, 10:13
The word that confuses me is "not", is this part of the sentence? If so, I am pretty sure it cannot be although. I like E here, it is the clearest. still, not does not fit in. If the word were removed, then E works perfect.

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New post 01 Sep 2006, 11:07
looks like (E) to me.even when is necessary to draw the emphasis.
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New post 01 Sep 2006, 12:19
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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

A. remaining this way whether or not

B. remaining like that even as

C. remaining as such whether or not

D. remains in this way although

E. remains thus even when


"Thus" is more precise of current state as "Diamond" and in "D" "remains in this way" might correspond to the change process, I feel its somewhat unclear and wordy even if we dont consider my earlier point.

So "E".....

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New post 01 Sep 2006, 14:38
Can you post OA with OE ? Please ...
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New post 01 Sep 2006, 14:46
E it is... 'remains thus' is pretty standard usage, i think...
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New post 01 Sep 2006, 20:57
I go with E.

"even when" put more emphasis than "although" does
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New post 02 Sep 2006, 22:50
imaru wrote:
Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

A. remaining this way whether or not

B. remaining like that even as

C. remaining as such whether or not

D. remains in this way although

E. remains thus even when



I guess (E)....

I am uncomfortable with "although not the heat and pressure are removed"

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New post 04 Sep 2006, 11:09
sorry to be late. OA is E

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