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The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly than maximums may involve cloud cover and evaporative cooling. Clouds tend to keep the days coolers by reflecting sunlight, and the nights warmer by (i)______ loss of heat from Earth’s surface. Greater amounts of moisture in the soil from additional precipitation and cloudiness (ii)______ the daytime temperature increases because part of the solar energy is (iii)______ the evaporation of that moisture.




Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
inhibiting augment intensified by
exacerbating mask unrelated to
replicating restrain used up in



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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2019, 06:53
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The minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly than maximum temperatures. So the coming lines are in support that maximum temperatures are not going up. So, the best guess for the first blank is something that prevents in raise of temperature. The options close to prevent in the blank (i) is inhibiting. The blank (ii) should also support the blank (i) as the next sentence is something which is also in support of not increasing the maximum temperature. the blank (ii) should be close in meaning with something that does not allow the day time temperature increases. Finally, among the three options available for the third blank only the option (iii) used up matches to the context.
Hence A,F and I are correct answers.
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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2019, 21:43
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We know that minimum temperatures (night) are going up more rapidly than maximums (day) and cloud cover and evaporative cooling may have a role to play. If the cloud cover keeps the day warmer by reflecting sunlight, then they can only keep the nights warmer by absorbing or retaining the heat from the earth's surface.
So the word for the blank has to be inhibiting.The other two words exacerbating and replicating suggests even more loss of heat from the earth's surface resulting in cooler nights, against the observed phenomenon of warmer nights. Since we already know that the day time temperatures do not go up as fast as the night time temperatures, the second sentence should be explaining the mechanism by which this happens. Therefore, the words for the second blank should be restrain. Augment conveys the opposite meaning and we reject mask as the increases in day time temperature are genuine and observable. And the third blank should be used up as this explains logically the mechanism by which the day time temperature increases are kept to the minimum.
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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2020, 13:36
Hello carcass,

The option I actually should be used up for or used up to or used up in , it is missing a preposition.

I was afraid to select the option I as grammatically doesn't make sense.
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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2020, 13:38
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could you highlight the part grammatically NOT correct for you...this way is not so clear to analyze
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Carcass wrote:
could you highlight the part grammatically NOT correct for you...this way is not so clear to analyze



Could you please change option I i.e the third blank used up to used up in :)
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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2020, 14:36
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Great catch 8-)

Somewhere the in went lost, perhaps in the changing of the format of the (iii) blanks table.

it sounded also awkward to me :)

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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2020, 13:15
please explain the second blank
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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2020, 10:36
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The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly than maximums may involve cloud cover and evaporative cooling.

The first sentence tells us the process of why the temperature variation in the presence of clouds


Clouds tend to keep the days coolers by reflecting sunlight, and the nights warmer by (i)______ loss of heat from Earth’s surface.

The cloud cover reflects the UV ray of the sun avoiding them to reach the soil, basically. So A is the first blank.

Greater amounts of moisture in the soil from additional precipitation and cloudiness (ii)______ the daytime temperature increases

The moisture, also, in the soli from ADDITIONAL precipitation and cover by clouds RESTRAIN also the temperature to increase.

The second blank must support the first one. They both must go in the same direction to explain the process of why more clouds help to stabilize the temperature: less hot during the day and less cold at nite. The shortest variation between nite and day. The temperature range is not so wide


because part of the solar energy is (iii)______ the evaporation of that moisture.

and because solar energy is also used partially in the moisture process, partially the degrees of the temperature is dissipated in the process. Therefore, is not so hot.

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Re: The reason minimum temperatures are going up more rapidly th [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2020, 07:12
The reason minimum temperature is going up in than max is because most heat is used up in evaporating the moisture. Thus restraining the temp. The first blank is pretty easy as clouds cover is mentioned so it inhibits the increase in temperature.
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