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# With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plas

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2. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world.

A. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world.
B. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world with nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass,
C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world
D. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean constitutes as the more polluted ocean in the world
E. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world, it containing nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass
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26 Feb 2015, 08:18
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whats wrong with C guys?

C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world
hi,
if I write I, along with my friends,went to market.. here my friends modifies 'I' and is nonessential info...
similarily in this sentence first it will modify plastic particles .. and most importantly requires comma and makes 35.8%of plastic mass' non essential info..
therefore C is wrong...
hope it helps
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13 Dec 2014, 00:13
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What's wrong with Option B?

B says:
The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world with nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass,
I says ocean is made up of 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass - that changes the meaning!!
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13 Dec 2014, 00:38
How is the meaning different from Option A. If I am reading this correctly, Option A is suggesting the same thing.
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13 Dec 2014, 07:14
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With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass - this refers to North Pacific Ocean, whereas in B the same info refers to the "world" making sentence meaningless.Hence A is a correct one. I hope it is clear
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13 Dec 2014, 09:24
What is the source?

I found a link to the article written two days ago from where the original statement is taken.
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17 Dec 2014, 09:23
In option B, plastic content % ambiguously refers to 'world' hence IMO best answer should be A.
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31 May 2015, 03:13
With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world.

Analysis of original Statement :

"With nearly .... ","North Pacific ocean is ....
With phrase correctly modifying North pacific ocean.

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A. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world.

B. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world with nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass,
Incorrect - Meaning is daunted , percentage seems to modify World.

C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world
Incorrect - Repeated "With". Meaning changed

D. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean constitutes as the more polluted ocean in the world
Incorrect : "the North Pacific Ocean constitutes as the more polluted ocean in the world"

E. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world, it containing nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass
Incorrect "Connection error"
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01 Jun 2015, 03:35
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A. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world. - with modifies the whole second clause
B. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world with nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, With modifies only "world"--there should be a comma before with
C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world - Repeat with not correct
D. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean constitutes as the more polluted ocean in the world constitutes is used incorrectly
E. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world, it containing nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass no connection with subject
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06 Jun 2015, 01:59
chetan2u wrote:
Ralphcuisak wrote:
whats wrong with C guys?

C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world
hi,
if i writei, along with my friends,wentto market.. here my friends modifies 'i' and is nonessential info...
similarily in this sentence first it will modify plastic particles .. and most importantly requires comma and makes 35.8%of plastic mass' non essential info..
therefore C is wrong...
hope it helps

Hi,
does "along with" always have to be preceded by a comma??
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11 Oct 2015, 11:42
chetan2u wrote:
Ralphcuisak wrote:
whats wrong with C guys?

C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world
hi,
if i writei, along with my friends,wentto market.. here my friends modifies 'i' and is nonessential info...
similarily in this sentence first it will modify plastic particles .. and most importantly requires comma and makes 35.8%of plastic mass' non essential info..
therefore C is wrong...
hope it helps

In C it is 'NP ocean', it should be 'the NP ocean'
so A is a better choice
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11 Oct 2015, 21:16
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chetan2u wrote:
Ralphcuisak wrote:
whats wrong with C guys?

C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world
hi,
if i writei, along with my friends,wentto market.. here my friends modifies 'i' and is nonessential info...
similarily in this sentence first it will modify plastic particles .. and most importantly requires comma and makes 35.8%of plastic mass' non essential info..
therefore C is wrong...
hope it helps

In C it is 'NP ocean', it should be 'the NP ocean'
so A is a better choice

I don't think NP ocean is incorrect.
NP ocean vs. the NP ocean - this is not a typical GMAT error
The reason for elimination of C is the use of along with

Apples along with mangoes - CORRECT
With Apples along with Mangoes - INCORRECT
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16 Oct 2015, 06:00
e is wrong because "it" is unclear pronoun.
it can not refer to the subject of previous clause.

very hard to realize this point
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17 Oct 2015, 23:23
apoorv601 wrote:
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A. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world. - with modifies the whole second clause
B. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world with nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, With modifies only "world"--there should be a comma before with
C. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles along with 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world - Repeat with not correct
D. With nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass, the North Pacific Ocean constitutes as the more polluted ocean in the world constitutes is used incorrectly
E. The North Pacific Ocean is the most polluted ocean in the world, it containing nearly 38 per cent of plastic particles and 35.8 per cent of plastic mass no connection with subject

Hello,

Can you please elaborate on how the "with" phrase modifies the entire clause.

Thanks
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30 Dec 2017, 22:40
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I came down to A & C , Eliminated C because of "along" .Then it was A for me.
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