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# A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which

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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.
(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,

(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that

(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

I would have chosen C, but it is wrong....any thoughts?? Thanks !
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10 Nov 2006, 04:07
Please don't forget to underline from next time:)

A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.

(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
wrong reference
(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,
A derivative is not cultivated
(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
A derivative is not cultivated
(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that

(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

Its important to related underlined part with the rest of sentence as is the case in this sentence.
E is correct!
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10 Nov 2006, 14:05
E changes the meaning of the original. It says that the Madagascar periwinkle is cultivated in China whereas the original states that the derivative is cultivated.

I think A is fine...
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10 Nov 2006, 14:23
B is good.

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11 Nov 2006, 07:58
OA is E
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