# Solutions

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### Question

As the honeybee ’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causing the bee to sustain a fatal injury.

Option A:

As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causing

Option B:

As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes

Option C:

The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in the fact that the act of stinging causes

Option D:

The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results in the act of stinging causing

Option E:

The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes

Hard

### Solution

Option E is the correct answer.

### Option Analysis

Concept tested: Parallelism, Modifiers, Construction

A) The usage of the word “This” collapses the sentence structure thereby making it incomplete.

B) Inappropriate usage of the word “with”.

C) Not parallel; “..heavily barbed and staying…”

D) We are talking about the honeybee’s stinger in general. This option only talks about the heavily barbed ones.