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255. 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
Why A is wrong?
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Re: targeted at [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 01:41
A is wrong because 'unlimited' should be modified by adverb seemingly
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Re: targeted at [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 08:56
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A is wrong because 'unlimited' should be modified by adverb seemingly


Agree, E is correct
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Re: targeted at [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 12:54
Hi guys,

IMO E

A, B and C out because "seeming" cannot modify the adjective "unlimited". Just adverbs can modify adjectives.

Between D and E, I think D changes the meaning because the idea of the sentence is that some genes are special for one purpose and other genes are special for other purpose.

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(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: targeted at [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 04:26
OA is E , and the source is 1000SC..
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Hi guys,

IMO E

A, B and C out because "seeming" cannot modify the adjective "unlimited". Just adverbs can modify adjectives.

Between D and E, I think D changes the meaning because the idea of the sentence is that some genes are special for one purpose and other genes are special for other purpose.

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(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: targeted at [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2008, 16:48
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255. 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
Why A is wrong?



2 clues

1. "seemingly" must qualify an adj Eliminate A, ¨B and C
2. "Targeted at" is idiomatic
3. Each is required to illustrate the importance of each and every single antibody

Choose E
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Re: targeted at [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2008, 21:34
E.
1)seemingly is correct adj
2)each not all is req
3)specifically modifies targeted and not the other way around.
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255. 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
Why A is wrong?
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Re: targeted at [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 05:23
Adjectives cannot modify another adjective , only adverbs can modify adjectives. so E is the right choice.
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Re: targeted at [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2012, 19:42
hey guys, I can choose the E because others mistakes are obvious. But I do not know why use the passive "targeted at " not the "targeting at "?
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2013, 04:13
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

I always get wrong when there is a construction like [adverb/adjective] [adverb/adjective] [noun]

Please some one help me to identify correctly in these type of constructions.
As per the meaning of sentence how the body can constantly change its genes to a antibodies . So it should be a adjective to modify the antibodies .Asusual i ended up wrongly with these constructions
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2013, 04:27
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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

I always get wrong when there is a construction like [adverb/adjective] [adverb/adjective] [noun]

Please some one help me to identify correctly in these type of constructions.
As per the meaning of sentence how the body can constantly change its genes to a antibodies . So it should be a adjective to modify the antibodies .Asusual i ended up wrongly with these constructions


This is form the OG's solution:
"Choices A, B, and C incorrectly use the adjective form seeming to modify the participial adjective unlimited. "
This means that "seeming (adj)unlimited (adj)number of antibodies" two adjectives cannot modify each other.
With this you are left with D and E only. I personally cannot find any difference between "targeted specifically" and "specifically targeted".
D is wrong because uses a wrong idiom "targeted TO"

Adjectives modify nouns.
Adverbs modify verbs, a clause, an adjective or an another adverb.
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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2013, 04:32
Carbon-14 dating reveals that the megalithic monuments in Brittany are nearly 2,000 years as old as any of their supposed Mediterranean predecessors.
(A) as old as any of their supposed
(B) older than any of their supposed
(C) as old as their supposed
(D) older than any of their supposedly
(E) as old as their supposedly
Here adjective is used. and can you tell me hw to identify whether it is modifying the adjective attached to it or the noun? here it modfies the noun but in the previous question it modifies the adjective.Am nt able to figure that out which one is being modified

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Carbon-14 dating reveals that the megalithic monuments in Brittany are nearly 2,000 years as old as any of their supposed Mediterranean predecessors.
(A) as old as any of their supposed
(B) older than any of their supposed
(C) as old as their supposed
(D) older than any of their supposedly
(E) as old as their supposedly
Here adjective is used. and can you tell me hw to identify whether it is modifying the adjective attached to it or the noun? here it modfies the noun but in the previous question it modifies the adjective.Am nt able to figure that out which one is being modified

B is answer here


Once you eliminate A C E (because they use "2000 years as old as"), you have to choose between supposed and supposedly

(B) older than any of their supposed (adjective) Mediterranean predecessors.
(D) older than any of their supposedly (adverb)Mediterranean predecessors.

What can "supposedly" modify? ONLY "Mediterranean ": it's a adverb so cannot refer to a noun.
So D says supposedly Mediterranean

What can "supposed" modify? ONLY "predecessors": it's a adjective so MUST refer to a noun.
So D says supposed predecessors

What is the intended meaning ? The sentence tries to say that those monuments are older than the supposed predecessors, so B is correct.

"Here adjective is used. and can you tell me hw to identify whether it is modifying the adjective attached to it or the noun? "
It's an adj, so it MUST refer to the noun. In the above question the adjective refereed to another adjective, and that's why it was wrong.
In the previous question
seeming/seemingly===> unlimited number of antibodies
we had to choose how to modify "unlimited " (an adj), so an adverb was required.

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Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2013, 07:49
Is there any detailed article on gmatclub forum which deals with this topic.??
I am confused between the usage of adjective+adjective+noun and adverb+adjective+noun.
Re: Dr. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for discovering how the   [#permalink] 23 Aug 2013, 07:49
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