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# DNA-encoded

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15 May 2006, 03:19
As a result of the ground-breaking work of Barbara McClintock, many scientists now believe that all of the information encoded in 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely three percent of the cellâ€™s DNA.
(A) 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely
(B) 50,000 to 100,000 of the human cellâ€™s different genes are contained in a mere
(C) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in human cells are contained in merely
(D) 50,000 to 100,000 of human cellâ€™s different genes is contained in merely
(E) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in a human cell is contained in a mere

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15 May 2006, 04:28
I go for E
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15 May 2006, 05:40
' is ' is required here.
So, A,B and C are out.
Between D and E, going with E.
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15 May 2006, 06:05
Should we use a mere three percent , or merely. Vote for D)
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15 May 2006, 06:15
Yes D definitely seems to have the edge
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15 May 2006, 06:22
E is my choice.....
Here we want to stress the small volume... that is in a mere 3% is correct....
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17 May 2006, 04:55
Will go with E.
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17 May 2006, 07:59
agree with Jay,

E
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17 May 2006, 09:24
I ll go with E
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17 May 2006, 20:38
buzzgaurav wrote:
' is ' is required here.
So, A,B and C are out.
Between D and E, going with E.

can you explain why 'is' is needed here over 'are'?

is it because it needs to refer back to "a human cell"
I guess I got caught with the numbers and 'genes'
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17 May 2006, 20:51
E...
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17 May 2006, 21:01
acfuture wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
' is ' is required here.
So, A,B and C are out.
Between D and E, going with E.

can you explain why 'is' is needed here over 'are'?

is it because it needs to refer back to "a human cell"
I guess I got caught with the numbers and 'genes'

As a result of the ground-breaking work of Barbara McClintock, many scientists now believe that all of the information encoded in 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely three percent of the cellâ€™s DNA.
(A) 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely
(B) 50,000 to 100,000 of the human cellâ€™s different genes are contained in a mere
(C) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in human cells are contained in merely
(D) 50,000 to 100,000 of human cellâ€™s different genes is contained n merely
(E) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in a human cell is contained in a mere

Hope it clarifies
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18 May 2006, 01:49
Between D and E, I pick D
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18 May 2006, 12:29
amansingla4 wrote:
As a result of the ground-breaking work of Barbara McClintock, many scientists now believe that all of the information encoded in 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely three percent of the cellâ€™s DNA.
(A) 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely
(B) 50,000 to 100,000 of the human cellâ€™s different genes are contained in a mere
(C) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in human cells are contained in merely
(D) 50,000 to 100,000 of human cellâ€™s different genes is contained in merely
(E) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in a human cell is contained in a mere

"E". Choice was between "C" and "E" and "E" has proper subject-verb agreement (singular form of verb is used).
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18 May 2006, 14:24
^ E ^

"all of the information " is singular so, we nee "is". A, B and C are out.

In D "human cellâ€™s different genes "is not a good construction
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