In contrast to the declarations made at previous UN climate

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In contrast to the declarations made at previous UN climate change conferences, the third Conference of the Parties' Kyoto Protocol created legally binding obligations as a result of intensive negotiations among both developed and developing nations.


A. In contrast to the declarations made at previous UN climate change conferences, the third Conference of the Parties' Kyoto Protocol created legally binding obligations as a result of intensive negotiations among both developed and developing nations.

B. In contrast to the declarations made at previous UN climate change conferences, the third Conference of the Parties had intensive negotiations among both developed and developing nations, creating legally binding obligations in their Kyoto Protocol.

C. When compared with the declarations made at previous UN climate change conferences, the third Conference of the Parties had intensive negotiations among both developed and developing nations creating legally binding obligations in the Kyoto Protocol.

D. Compared with the declarations made at previous UN climate change conferences, the third Conference of the Parties had intensive negotiations among both developed and developing nations creating legally binding obligations in the Kyoto Protocol.

E. Compared to the declarations made at previous UN climate change conferences, the intensive third Conference of the Parties' negotiations among both developed and developing nations led to the creating of the Kyoto Protocol's legally binding obligations.

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by deloitte247 » Sun May 26, 2019 3:44 am

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Option A - Correct
This option uses the appropriate comparison phrase, and the subject of comparison is on either side.

Option B - Incorrect
One important thing we must watch out for here is parallelism. For an event that happened in the past, the use of "creating" totally puts that sentence of balance.

Option C - Incorrect
This option is also faulty like the option above, parallelism is not well followed. We can see that in option A created is the past particle verb used rather.

Option D - Incorrect
"Compared with" - this phrase cannot be used to contrast between two events that occurred in the past.
The rule for comparison is that the subjects of composition must ideally be on either side of the comma. But here in this sentence, the introductory phrase does not give the subject "comparison" as it is supposed to do.

Option E - Incorrect
"Led to the creating" - use of wordy words and improper parallelism. The problem here is not the comparative idiom but the fundamental grammatical construction.