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Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.

a. the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and


b. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks in a cell's structure, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and containing


c. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and


d. the tasks being performed within a cell's structure by the cytoskeleton are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and


e. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within a cell's structure, and it is composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and

Can anyone please explain why E is not correct? and when is it OK to remove the Possession?
Does the use of possession considered concise? I am really confused about when is it OK to use it and when it is not..
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 01:57
I went for E but later realized that noun 'it' represents is ambiguous...
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 02:19
It seems like the reason why E is wrong is ambiguity. I also picked E in my first try.
Still I'm confused regarding the possession part.
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 03:28
Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.

I guess if we look at a simplified version of this sentence the difference between option C & E will be clearer.

cytoskeletons anchor the organelles in place, cytoskeletons are composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules and because they are composed of these components cytoskeletons maintain cell polarity .

Option E changes the meaning and states that cytoskeletons composition and cytoskeletons maintaining cell polarity are two distinct phenomena.

C correlates both the action.
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 06:34
Yes as mentioned above it should be C
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 07:10
Eliminate A and D as its not the tasks that is modyfying but the cycloskeleton.Down to b,c and e.Elimiante B becuase of uage of 'in a cell's structure' and not within.Moreover usage of and is wordy.remaining C and E.Rightly pointed out by Soumanag,C corelates both the actions.
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 10:17
c. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and

"Should there not be a verb connecting the two parts before and after the and

the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell, and (is) composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and

Also in E it seems to be clearly refering to the cytoskeleton. Any other references that makes it ambiguous?
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 10:40
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Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.
a. the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and
b. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks in a cell's structure, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and containing
c. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and
d. the tasks being performed within a cell's structure by the cytoskeleton are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and
e. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within a cell's structure, and it is composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and


A the tasks are not composed of microfilaments ||ism error
B containing is wrong
D the tasks are not composed of microfilaments ||ism error
E here It is ambiguous. We don't need it.

C maintains ||ism . SO CORRECT
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 07:57
"Anchoring the organelles in place" should follow "the cytoskeleton". That leaves B, C and E.

The cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks......, and composed of X, Y and X, it mainatins cell polarity.

Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.

a. the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and

b. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks in a cell's structure, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and containing

c. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and - CORRECT

d. the tasks being performed within a cell's structure by the cytoskeleton are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and

e. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within a cell's structure, and it is composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and
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Re: SC - Possession [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:05
Option E is incorrect as the Antecedent of 'It' is missing.
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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 20:59
C is indeed the best among all options but I feel the "it" in it maintains polarity is ambiguous.
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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 21:41
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C is indeed the best among all options but I feel the "it" in it maintains polarity is ambiguous.


Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.


C] will read :Anchoring the organelles in place{opening modifier},the cytoskeleton{Subject } performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell and, composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules,(modifier), it maintains cell polarity

so the sentence structure is : opening modifier, independent clause , modifier, and +independent clause.

So it is NOT a question of ambiguity with 'it' pronoun rather a question of sentence structure.
Hope it is clear?
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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 21:49
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C is indeed the best among all options but I feel the "it" in it maintains polarity is ambiguous.


Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.


C] will read :Anchoring the organelles in place{opening modifier},the cytoskeleton{Subject } performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell and, composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules,(modifier), it maintains cell polarity

so the sentence structure is : opening modifier, independent clause , modifier, and +independent clause.

So it is NOT a question of ambiguity with 'it' pronoun rather a question of sentence structure.
Hope it is clear?


So are you saying that "it" could have been avoided?
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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 21:59
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mohnish104 wrote:
C is indeed the best among all options but I feel the "it" in it maintains polarity is ambiguous.


Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are performed by the cytoskeleton within a cell's structure are crucial, and composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, it maintains cell polarity.


C] will read :Anchoring the organelles in place{opening modifier},the cytoskeleton{Subject } performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell and, composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules,(modifier), it maintains cell polarity

so the sentence structure is : opening modifier, independent clause , modifier, and +independent clause.

So it is NOT a question of ambiguity with 'it' pronoun rather a question of sentence structure.
Hope it is clear?


So are you saying that "it" could have been avoided?


No.
I'm saying that the core sentence is 'The cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell ,and it maintains cell polarity--compound sentence with AND as the coordinating conjunction
The modifier in between commas 'composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules, ---modifies cytoskeleton.

There is no ambiguity wrt the 'it' pronoun
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