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# In late 1997,the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh

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In late 1997,the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh Menkaure at Giza were closed to visitors fo cleaning and repairing **due to moisture exhaled by tourists,which raised its humidity to such levels so that salt from the stone was crystallizing** and fungus was growing in the walls.
A) due to moisture exhaled by tourists,which raised its humidity to such levels so that salt from the stone was crystallizing
B) due to moisture that tourists had exhaled,thereby raising its humidity to such levels that salt from the stone would crystallize.
C) because tourists were exhaling moisture,which had raised the humidity within then to levels such that salt from the stone would crystallize.
D)because of moisture that was exhaled by tourists raising the humidity within them to levels so high as to mke the salt fron the stone crystallize.
E) because moisture exhaled by tourists had raised the humidity within them to such levels that salt from the stone was crystallizing.

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E.. see "growing" and "crystallizing" follow parallelism.. only options A and E have that.. but A has "levels so that.." phrase where "so" is redundant.. hence E is concisely the best option
answered Jun 14, 2016 by Guru (5,628 points)
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Again. Focus on the intended meaning first. If you do that you ask yourself why were cleaning and repairing required? Was it the moisture? Was it because tourists were exhaling moisture? In fact none! It was to get rid of crystalized salt and fungus from the walls, which were the result of tourists' exhaling moisture. Once you understand the meaning, all the choices from A to D would seem ridiculously funny.:)
answered Jun 11, 2016 by Senior Associate (475 points)
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