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Question

Studying the fruit fly, a household nuisance but a time-honored experimental subject, has enabled the secrets of how embryos develop to begin to be unraveled by scientists.


 

Option A:

Studying the fruit fly, a household nuisance but a time-honored experimental subject, has enabled the secrets of how embryos develop to begin to be unraveled by scientists.

Option B:

By the study of the fruit fly, a household nuisance and also a time-honored experimental subject, it was possible for the secrets of how embryos develop to begin to be unraveled by scientists.

Option C:

By studying a household nuisance but a time-honored experimental subject, the fruit fly enabled scientists to begin to unravel the secrets of how embryos develop.

Option D:

By studying the fruit fly, a household nuisance and also a time-honored experimental subject, the secrets of how embryos develop are beginning to be unraveled by scientists.

Option E:

The study of the fruit fly, a household nuisance but a time-honored experimental subject, has enabled scientists to begin to unravel the secrets of how embryos develop.

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option E is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Modifiers

A) Changes the sense of the sentence. The “studying” has not enabled the “secrets”

B) Inappropriate usage of the pronoun “it”

C) Misplaced modifier. “By studying…” tends to modify the fruit fly.

D) Misplaced modifier. “By studying…” tends to modify the secrets.

E) Correct Answer


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