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Adam Tyson wrote:My first problem with answer D, klaq15, is "inevitably." The author talks about risks, and tells us that regions with low levels of subduction may have a high risk of earthquakes. That doesn't sound like it's inevitable, just that it's possible. That's why the use of "likely" in answer E is so much more attractive - it's in keeping with the language in the rest of the paragraph, and so adding it to the paragraph doesn't change anything but only expands on or enhances what is already there.
Consider a prephrase here, a prediction for what we are looking for. What could we add to that last paragraph that would continue with the same idea, and which would not bring in new information or change the tone? I'd go with something like "if there's a lot of grinding, it could be worse than if the angle is steep." That looks like answer E to me!
daydreamingsamosa wrote: ↑Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:27 am What is the difference between C and E? They both make sense if added to the paragraph. Also, I'm confused about the last paragraph of this passage. The problem author talked about in the first paragraph was how there are regions with high subduction activities with low seismic effect. Second paragraph resolves that enigma. And in the last paragraph the author suddenly talks about how through hypothesis in the second paragraph we can make inferences about regions with low subduction and how they may still be susceptible to seismic activities/earthquakes. I just can't see how the hypothesis in the second paragraph is related to regions with low subduction activity. Why would the author all of a sudden talk about regions with low subduction activities in the last paragraph when the hypothesis was about regions with HIGH subduction activities with low seismic activities??