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Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the body can constantly change its genes to fashion a seeming unlimited number of antibodies. each specifically targeted at an invading microbe or foreign
substance.

(A) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each specifically targeted at
(B) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically to
(C) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, all specifically targeted at
(D) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all of them targeted specifically to
(E) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically at
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Re: SC Dr. Tonegawa [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 19:37
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Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the body can constantly change its genes to fashion a seeming unlimited number of antibodies. each specifically targeted at an invading microbe or foreign
substance.

(A) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each specifically targeted at
(B) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically to
(C) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, all specifically targeted at
(D) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all of them targeted specifically to
(E) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically at


Have to have "seemingly" here instead of "seeming".
Between D and E . E looks better.
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OA is E.
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Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the body can constantly change its genes to fashion a seeming unlimited number of antibodies. each specifically targeted at an invading microbe or foreign
substance.

(A) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each specifically targeted at
(B) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically to
(C) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, all specifically targeted at
(D) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all of them targeted specifically to
(E) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically at


E is correct. adjectives only modify nouns while adverbs can modify verbs, phrases, and other adverbs.

in this case, seemingly (an adverb) is modifying "unlimited number of antibodies"

"seeming" is an adjective and therefore wrong so we can eliminate A, B, and C. between D and E, "targeted.. at" is preferred over "targeted.. to"
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Re: SC Dr. Tonegawa [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 20:02
if we use "all of them", then not // to "an invading microbe"
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The path to solving this topic is in two steps.

1. The correct idiom is targeted at. Drop B and D
2. We need the adverb seemingly to modify the adjective ‘unlimited’ Drop A and C; E is left.
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Re: SC Dr. Tonegawa [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 09:23
+1 E

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Re: SC Dr. Tonegawa [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 10:34
Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the body can constantly change its genes to fashion a seeming unlimited number of antibodies. each specifically targeted at an invading microbe or foreign
substance.

(A) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each specifically targeted at SEEMINGLY SHOULD APPLY TO DESCRIBE THE ADVERB. A, B, C ARE GONE
(B) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically to
(C) seeming unlimited number of antibodies, all specifically targeted at
(D) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all of them targeted specifically to-TARGETED AT IS THE CORRECT IDIOM
(E) seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, each targeted specifically at
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In this sentence is the clause each targeted specifically at an invading microbe or foreign substance not a noun modifier modifying the noun phrase a seemingly unlimited number of antibodies?

How does the singular each work with the plural noun phrase?
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Re: SC Dr. Tonegawa [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 13:05
I picked E :)
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Re: SC Dr. Tonegawa [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 17:33
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2012, 14:36
I have chosen E for the answer:

A. Seemingly is the correct word here because we are trying to use a word to modify unlimited. Since an adjective cannot modify another adjective, an adverb must be used.

B. Seemingly is the correct word to be used, not seeming. "Targeted specifically at" is the correct form.

C. Seemingly is the correct word to be used, not seeming. The word "all" does not make sense in this case because it does not agree with the singular "an invading microbe or foreign substance."

D. The word "all" does not make sense in this case because it doesn't agree with "an invading microbe or foreign substance." Also, "targeted specifically to" is the incorrect form.

E. Seemingly is used correctly here and "each targeted specifically at" makes sense.
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2012, 14:44
E in 24 seconds , wish all SC questions were like this one .
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 13:56
E for sure. Simple and straightforward.
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2012, 10:04
+ 1 for E. "seemingly" should be used instead of seeming to describe unlimited.
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2012, 10:54
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Yes, 'seemingly' functions as an adverb because it is modifying the adjective 'unlimited.'

Also, 'targeted at' is the idiom, not 'targeted to.'

This is definitely a question that you don't want to spend too much time deliberating on. Answer it quickly, and use that time saved to answer the more difficult questions.
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