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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

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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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 03:28
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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.

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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 06:34
Yes as mentioned above it should be C
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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#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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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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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2015, 06:39
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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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Hi,

You should delete the last part as it almost gives away the answer! :roll:

Delete: "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: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2015, 12:47
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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

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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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Answer C:
This answer choice corrects the original Dangling Modifier error by placing the noun being described (cytoskeleton) directly after the modifier describing it (Anchoring the organelles in place).
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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2015, 21:19
Hi,

I have my doubts with this question.

"it maintains cell polarity" is an independent clause.

It is connected to the remaining structure of the sentence without any sentence connector.. Is it correct?

Of course as per the construction only C and E come close.

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Re: Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2015, 02:16
dominicraj wrote:
Hi,

I have my doubts with this question.

"it maintains cell polarity" is an independent clause.

It is connected to the remaining structure of the sentence without any sentence connector.. Is it correct?

Of course as per the construction only C and E come close.

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It is irritating but still correct. Look at this explanation of wrong answer choice E for understanding the strucutre of the sentence:

Although this answer choice corrects the original Dangling Modifier error by placing the noun being described directly after the modifier describing it, it does not fit into the original sentence because it disconnects the phrase it maintains cell polarity from the rest of the sentence.

The problem is that the clause "it maintains cell polarity" is unconnected to the rest of the sentence. Main clauses should be connected by conjunctions such as and, because, although, etc, and E misses that linking word.

In the correct answer choice the last clause is connected by the and after "cell" (the cytoskeleton performs tasks...and it maintains cell polarity) which leads to parallel construction composed of A, B and C. The parallel construction ends with microtubles, and acts as a modifying clause which modifies the subject of the last clause "it"
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In E: ‘It maintains’ is an independent clause, no doubt; the problem is E is that being an independent clause, it should be properly conjugated. We can do the conjugation in three legal ways;
1. You can punctuate it with a semi colon; however, we should not capitalize the following sentence; only thing is that the following sentence should be somewhat related to the sentence before.
for e.g.: and microtubules; it maintains cell polarity.
2. You can insert a coordinating conjunction such as ‘and’ just prior to the sentence. When you conjunct it that way, the following sentence can be totally different and there is no need for it to be related to previous part.
for e.g.: and microtubules and it maintains cell polarity.
Example 2. Obama went London and I saw a movie; this is a perfectly legal sentence, though totally unrelated to each other.
3. You can put a period before the second sentence. You must however capitalize the first word. The two sentences can be totally different
for e.g. and microtubules. It maintains cell polarity

The problem with E is that it is doing none of these. Therefore it is a flawed choice.

Can we maintain the sentence per se, with a comma before it and still make grammatically correct; yes, we can, if the prior part of the sentence is a phrase acting as a modifier, which is what C does.

C. (clause 1.) The cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell, and (clause 2) composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules, (this part is an ‘ed’ modifier adjectival phrase) it maintains cell polarity (this part is the second IC)

Now you see the sentence is perfectly legal.

There is no ambiguity about the antecedence of ‘it”. Its reference is the cytoskeleton in all cases.
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Anchoring the organelles in place, the tasks that are [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2015, 08:31
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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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
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..
Thanks :!:


does structure of C follow this :
(Anchoring the organelles in place, ) modifier
1. the cytoskeleton performs crucial tasks within the structure of a cell
2. (composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules), it maintains cell polarity.

is this correct?
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