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# Bacterial infection..

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30 May 2004, 16:44
Less detrimental than the effects of bacterial transformation is the effects of bacterial deterioration: spoilage of food, metals corroding, decay of wood, and other undesirable alterations of substances.
(A) is the effects of bacterial deterioration: spoilage of food, metals corroding
(B, C) wrong

(D) are the effects of bacterial deterioration, which includes spoilage of food, corrosion of metals
(E) are the effects of bacterial deterioration: spoilage of food, corrosion of metals

Which one is right? The asnwer given is E. I have no clue why is it right?

SC gurus plz explain.

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Satya
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31 May 2004, 05:18
effects (plural subject) + are (plural verb)

so A is out.

But a tough choice berween D and E.

I would have chosen E because of

it's concizeness ..
removal of redundant part like "which includes" in this case...

But i don't know why D is incorrect here.

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31 May 2004, 07:42
choice D can be discarded on grounds of ambiguity. The non-restrictive relative clause â€œwhichâ€
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31 May 2004, 14:14
singh_satya wrote:
Less detrimental than the effects of bacterial transformation is the effects of bacterial deterioration: spoilage of food, metals corroding, decay of wood, and other undesirable alterations of substances.
(A) is the effects of bacterial deterioration: spoilage of food, metals corroding
(B, C) wrong

(D) are the effects of bacterial deterioration, which includes spoilage of food, corrosion of metals
(E) are the effects of bacterial deterioration: spoilage of food, corrosion of metals

Which one is right? The asnwer given is E. I have no clue why is it right?

SC gurus plz explain.

Thanks
Satya

between D and E - E is correct
In D which can refer to bacterial deterioration or the effects ...
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05 Jun 2004, 13:03
syamee_u wrote:
effects (plural subject) + are (plural verb)

so A is out.

But a tough choice berween D and E.

I would have chosen E because of

it's concizeness ..
removal of redundant part like "which includes" in this case...

But i don't know why D is incorrect here.

sammy

Satya,

D could be correct if it said "effects ... which include" not "includes"

Effects are plural, and call for 'include' not 'includes'

That was my reason for discarding D
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