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Question

In January 1994 an oil barge ran aground off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, leaking its cargo of 750,000 gallons into the ocean, while causing the pollution of the city’s beaches.


 

Option A:

leaking its cargo of 750,000 gallons into the ocean, while causing the pollution of

Option B:

with its cargo of 750,000 gallons leaking into the ocean, and it polluted

Option C:

and its cargo of 750,000 gallons leaked into the ocean, polluting

Option D:

while it leaked its cargo of 750,000 gallons into the ocean and caused the pollution of

Option E:

so that its cargo of 750,000 gallons leaked into the ocean, and they were polluting

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option C is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Parallelism, Pronouns.

A) Inappropriate usage of the modifier “leaking” as there is no such cause-effect connection.

B) Inappropriate usage of the word “with”.

C) Correct Answer

D) Inappropriate usage of the word “While” as there is no simultaneous action.

E) Inappropriate usage of the pronoun “they” as it does not have a clear antecedent.


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