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DNA-encoded [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 02:19
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 cell’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 cell’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 cell’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

Please explain.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 03:28
I go for E
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 04:40
' is ' is required here.
So, A,B and C are out.
Between D and E, going with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 05:05
Should we use a mere three percent , or merely. Vote for D)
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 05:15
Yes D definitely seems to have the edge
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 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2006, 05:22
E is my choice.....
Here we want to stress the small volume... that is in a mere 3% is correct....
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 03:55
Will go with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 06:59
agree with Jay,

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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 08:24
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 19:38
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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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 19:51
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2006, 20:01
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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 cell’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 cell’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 cell’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 :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2006, 00:49
Between D and E, I pick D
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Re: DNA-encoded [#permalink] New post 18 May 2006, 11:29
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 cell’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 cell’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 cell’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

Please explain.


"E". Choice was between "C" and "E" and "E" has proper subject-verb agreement (singular form of verb is used).
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 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2006, 13:24
^ E ^

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

In D "human cell’s different genes "is not a good construction 8-)
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