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# Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most

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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

Source: OG verbal review 2: Q45.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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07 Feb 2008, 06:02
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Parallel Structure

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
Not parallel to changes into
(B) remaining like that even as
Same as a
(C) remaining as such whether or not
Same as a
(D) remains in this way although
Hold it
(E) remains thus even when
akward

D for me.

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07 Feb 2008, 08:07
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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

A, B, C are out because of "remaining"
D is out because of "in this way"

E is correct.

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E for me.

"remains thus" does imply the continuation of status quo or in this case the existential form (diamond).

"although" & "are" together didn't sound right to me. Maybe, it's a tense issue...

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07 Feb 2008, 12:31
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yeah, i will say e. you want to show that even after the conditions (heat, pressure) are removed, diamond stays the way it is. Therefore, you need 'even when...' sort of construction.

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07 Feb 2008, 17:55
The only thing that bugs me for (E) is the "remains thus" part. If that is correct, then (E) is the one to go for. I originally opt for (D) but then the use of "although" does not seem very appropriate.

I could use some help too. Is "X changes into Y and remains thus" correct?

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07 Feb 2008, 18:16
Should be 'D'.

'D' is grammetically stronger than 'E'.

In 'E' 'remains thus' is awkward.

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The sentence has “whether” usage issue -

(A) remaining this way whether or not (Whether implies an alternative or not – eliminate it)

(B) remaining like that even as (“like” is used to compare two same comparable entities (nouns) – eliminate it)

(C) remaining as such whether or not (Whether or not – eliminate it)

(D) remains in this way although (Hold it)

(E) remains thus even when (“When” is time modifier – eliminate it)

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I did not find although very appealing and thus as well

I ended up picking E. Any thoughts on these?

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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

Hi mates,

IMO E

Because of //ism, A, B and C out: graphite changes [...] and remains [...]

Between D and E... well, for me Diamon is a state not a way, so, E

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02 Feb 2009, 17:21
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The "thus" in E is too awkward.

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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

parallelism dictates that it should be remains parallel to changes.
D would have been my choice if it would just say remains this way and not remains in this way.
So I go for E.
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10 Jun 2009, 07:15
In the "remain in this way", what is refered by the "way"?

IMO E

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I will chose E instead of D...I think "in this way" is not making sense in D...On the contrary "remains thus" usage can be found in a lot of writings...
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Dictionary meaning in WordWeb
thus (adverb) means: In the way indicated

although is inappropriate in D.
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14 Jun 2009, 03:43
(A) remaining this way whether or not – changes…….remaining distorts paralelism -
(B) remaining like that even as– changes…….remaining distorts paralelism -
(C) remaining as such whether or not – changes…….remaining distorts paralelism -
(D) remains in this way although– changes…….remains paralelism is established ‘’ although’’ clearly maintains the effect and result relation Correct-
(E) remains thus even when-thus seems me nonsense here –

What’s the OA?
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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable from of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat amd pressure are removed.

D) Remains in this way although
E) Remains thus even when

D or E

Don't want to confuse u but I think it should be D as [strike]In[/strike]is parallel with [strike]into[/strike].

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06 Jul 2009, 06:11
for others, Question is:

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

sc-diamond-59736.html#p598626
IMO E as mentioned in the link

Also please post the complete question and then post below your questions/suggestions.
Also please underline the segment of the question in SC.
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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable from of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat amd pressure are removed.

D) Remains in this way although
E) Remains thus even when

D or E

Don't want to confuse u but I think it should be D as [strike]In[/strike]is parallel with [strike]into[/strike].

please post the whole question and underline the testing part as well.

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06 Jul 2009, 10:12
There you have the full question.

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-out
(B) remaining like that even as-out
(C) remaining as such whether or not-out
(D) remains in this way although
(E) remains thus even when

can say which is is wrong exactly either D or E.Plz help.

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