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Biologists working in Spain say that their discovery of [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2010, 03:09
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Biologists working in Spain say that their discovery of teeming life in a highly acidic
river may not only broaden the search for life, or for evidence of past life, no other
planets but also show that a number of forms of microscopic life can adapt to conditions
that scientists have long thought hostile to all but the hardiest bacteria.


A. show that a number of forms of microscopic life can adapt to conditions that
scientists have long thought hostile to all but the hardiest bacteria
B. may show that a number of forms of microscopic life is capable of adapting to
conditions that scientists have long thought hostile to all bacteria but the hardiest
ones
C. shows a number of forms of microscopic life to be capable to adapt to conditions
that scientists have long thought had been hostile to all but the hardiest bacteria
D. showing that a number of forms of microscopic life is capable of adapting to
conditions that scientists have long thought had been hostile to all but the hardiest
bacteria
E. showing that a number of forms of microscopic life can adapt to conditions that
scientists have long thought hostile to all bacteria but the hardiest
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Re: Biologists working in Spain [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2010, 07:20
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“May not only broaden ….. but also show” - is the right idiom. Only choice A has it. All others can be simply eliminated on this score alone, without even going any further. Of course other choices do have a bundle of other problems such as number agreement, unidiomatic usage etc.

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Re: Biologists working in Spain [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2010, 10:33
daagh..I am aware of this idiom..my question is y not C
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Re: Biologists working in Spain [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2010, 18:27
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C says “May not only broaden ….. but also [highlight]shows[/highlight]”

do you see theproblem in when you say shows
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Re: Biologists working in Spain [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2010, 01:59
Except for a typological error, I think the question was fairly easy. A is the right option.
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