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Need help on this SC

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AnuragRatna Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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Need help on this SC

Post Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:39 pm
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    1- New theories propose that catastrophic impacts of
    asteroids and comets may have caused reversals in
    the Earth’s magnetic field, the onset of ice ages,
    splitting apart continents 80 million years ago, and
    great volcanic eruptions.
    (A) splitting apart continents
    (B) the splitting apart of continents
    (C) split apart continents
    (D) continents split apart
    (E) continents that were split apart

    2- Found throughout Central and South America,
    sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and
    sleep 15 hours a day, moving infrequently enough

    that two species of algae grow on its coat and
    between its toes.
    (A) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and
    sleep 15 hours a day, moving infrequently enough
    (B) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs,
    they sleep 15 hours a day, and with such
    infrequent movements
    (C) sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang from
    trees, sleep 15 hours a day, and move so
    infrequently
    (D) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery
    limbs, sleeping 15 hours a day and moving so
    infrequently
    (E) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery
    limbs, sleeps 15 hours a day, and it moves
    infrequently enough[/b]

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    sparkles3144 Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:20 am
    New theories propose that catastrophic impacts of asteroids and comets may have caused reversals in the Earth’s magnetic field, the onset of ice ages, splitting apart continents 80 million years ago, and great volcanic eruptions.

    This is about parallelism. We have list of nouns.
    They are reversals, onset, and eruptions.
    We need an answer that is noun.

    (A) splitting apart continents
    Splitting is participle. Eliminate.

    (B) the splitting apart of continents
    the (adjective) splitting (gerund)
    Correct answer

    (C) split apart continents
    Verb. Eliminate.
    (D) continents split apart
    Noun and verb. Eliminate.
    (E) continents that were split apart
    Clause. Eliminate.

    Only option that is left is B!

    sparkles3144 Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:24 am
    Found throughout Central and South America, sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough that two species of algae grow on its coat and between its toes.

    Its is singular. So, we need sloth in the sentence not sloths.
    Eliminate A, B, and C.

    (A) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough
    (B) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs, they sleep fifteen hours a day, and with such infrequent movements
    (C) sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang from trees, sleep fifteen hours a day, and move so infrequently


    (D) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeping fifteen hours a day and moving so infrequently

    hangs(verb)..., sleeping (participle)...and moving (participle)
    Not parallel. Eliminate.

    (E) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeps fifteen hours a day, and it moves infrequently enough

    hangs(verb)..., sleeps(verb), and moves (verb)
    Correct answer!

    AnuragRatna Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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    Post Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:28 am
    @sparkles3144: your answer is right for 1st question but for this question you are wrong.
    The correct answer is D.
    The sloth agrees with its; the construction moving so x that y is properly used in this sentence.
    In E Hangs … sleeps … it moves is not a parallel construction; infrequently enough that is not a
    correct idiom.

    Franz007 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:37 am
    Agree with Anuragratna , answers are B&D

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