More than 300 rivers drain into Siberia's Lake Baikal, which holds 20 percent of the world's fresh water, more than all the North American Great Lakes combined.



(A) More than 300 rivers drain into Siberia's Lake Baikal, which holds 20 percent of the world's fresh water, more than all the North American Great Lakes combined.


(B) With 20 percent of the world's fresh water, that is more than all the North American Great Lakes combined, Siberia's Lake Baikal has more than 300 rivers that drain into it.


(C) Siberia's Lake Baikal, with more than 300 rivers draining into it, it holds more of the world's fresh water than all that of the North American Great Lakes combined, 20 percent.


(D) While more than 300 rivers drain into it, Siberia's lake Baikal holds 20 percent of the world's fresh water, which is more than all the North American Great Lakes combined.


(E) More than all the North American Great Lakes combined, Siberia's Lake Baikal, with more than 300 rivers draining into it, holds 20 percent of the world's fresh water.


Dear Team,


I am unable to understand in the correct option 'A' how we can compare "20% of the world's fresh water'', that is the amount of water with 'more than all the three lakes combined' because it means '20% of the world's fresh water' is more than lakes?






Let’s look at the structure of the sentence and get to the meaning of the sentence


Independent clause- “More than 300 rivers( subject) drain (verb) into Siberia's Lake Baikal”

Followed by modifiers-

which (refers to Siberia's Lake Baikal) holds 20 percent of the world's fresh water, (This is) more than all the North American Great Lakes combined.