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Elite Official Question SC 32 Possible long-term consequence

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Elite Official Question SC 32 Possible long-term consequence

Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:53 am
Possible long-term consequences of the "greenhouse effect," the gradual warming of the Earth's climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.

A. may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level
B. may include the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level
C. may include polar ice caps that are melting and sea levels that are rising
D. include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:07 am
richachampion wrote:
Possible long-term consequences of the "greenhouse effect," the gradual warming of the Earth's climate, may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level.

A. may include melting the polar ice caps and a rising sea level
B. may include the melting of polar ice caps and the rising sea level
C. may include polar ice caps that are melting and sea levels that are rising
D. include melting the polar ice caps and sea levels that are rising
E. include melting of the polar ice caps and a rise in sea level
A, B and C: Possible long-term consequences...may include
Here, possible and may are redundant.
Eliminate A, B and C.'

D: Possible long-term consequences...include...sea levels
This meaning is nonsensical.
Sea levels are not a consequence of the "greenhouse effect."
There were sea levels a thousand years ago.
The intended meaning is that a RISE in sea level is a possible consequence of the "greenhouse effect."
Eliminate D.

The correct answer is E.

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