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# What is currently (i) civil engineers is not so much a predi

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What is currently (i) civil engineers is not so much a predi [#permalink]  08 Dec 2018, 10:38
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What is currently (i) ______ civil engineers is not so much a predicted increase in annual precipitation as the likelihood that many storms will come in (ii) ______, thereby making flooding in lower lying riparian regions (iii) ______.

 Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) (A) worrying (D) more predictable patterns (G) far more likely (B) comforting (E) tighter succession (H) somewhat infrequent (C) unimportant to (F) greater isolation (I) all but impossible
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Re: What is currently (i) civil engineers is not so much a predi [#permalink]  19 Jan 2019, 19:23
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What is currently (i) ______________ civil engineers is not [#permalink]  29 Sep 2019, 23:39
What is currently (i) ______________ civil engineers is not so much a predicted increase in annual precipitation as the likelihood that many storms will come in (ii) ______________, thereby making flooding in lower lying riparian regions (iii) ______________.

Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
worrying more predictable patterns far more likely
comforting tighter succession somewhat infrequent
unimportant to greater isolation all but impossible
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Re: 3 blank [#permalink]  29 Sep 2019, 23:52
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What is currently (i) ______________ civil engineers is not so much a predicted increase in annual precipitation as the likelihood that many storms will come in (ii) ______________, thereby making flooding in lower lying riparian regions (iii) ______________.

So, civil engineers will experience some emotion due to the likelihood that many storms will come in ______________ which will result in flooding being ________________.

The options are:

worrying - could make sense, if there is *some* unpredictability
comforting - could make sense, if there is *some* predictability
unimportant to - doesn't work because there is some emotion involved, either of relief or worry

Though rainfall is predictable, something about the storms is bothering civil engineers - so, (i) worrying.

Increase in rainfall + __________ = worry, hence (ii) tighter succession [more storms together with increased rain will cause flooding].

Hence, (iii) flooding.

Answer: A, E, G.
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Re: What is currently (i) civil engineers is not so much a predi [#permalink]  30 Sep 2019, 14:26
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Re: What is currently (i) civil engineers is not so much a predi [#permalink]  09 Oct 2019, 01:26
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Merged similar topic.

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I can comprehend the idea and the context of the sentence. In fact, I actually chose A and G
Nevertheless, I cannot understand "tighter succession" since I am non-native English.
Can you explain the concept of E to me, thanks ?
Re: What is currently (i) civil engineers is not so much a predi   [#permalink] 09 Oct 2019, 01:26
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