Part of the following sentence is underlined; beneaththe sentence are five ways of phrasing theunderlined material. Select the option that producesthe best sentence. If you think the originalphrasing produces a better sentence than any of thealternatives, select choice A.
Warmer coastal air and water has acceleratedmelting in ice shelves and increased theflow of glaciers into the sea.
A. has accelerated melting in Antarcticas
B. has accelerated Antarcticas melting
C. having accelerated the melting of Antarcticas
D. accelerated Antarcticas melting
E. have accelerated the melting of Antarcticas
Correct Answer: E
Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the errors of the original by providing the plural verb “have” toagree with the plural subject “Warmer … air and water.”
Question Type: Improving Sentences