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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 know the OA for this question. However, I have a question that if I have a option such as

seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all targeted specifically at

then which option is correct? E or whatever new option, which I have mentioned above
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However, I have a question that if I have a option such as

seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all targeted specifically at

then which option is correct? E or whatever new option, which I have mentioned above


IMO, it still would be E because "...targeted at an invading microbe or foreign
substance.
Here we have singular noun "a microbe" at which each antibody is targeted.
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I know the OA for this question. However, I have a question that if I have a option such as

seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all targeted specifically at

then which option is correct? E or whatever new option, which I have mentioned above

b/n each specifically targeted at and all specifically targeted at -- each .. sounds more correct.
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each - used to emphasize separateness
all - used to emphasize togetherness

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All of you contributed to my understanding of GMAT: shows that you'll have helped me understand GMAT - it's more general.

Also, in the question "target at" is the correct idiom.

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i went for E and only looked at "to target at" as a correct variant
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New post 23 Feb 2010, 21:22
A, B & C are eliminated because the underlined section has to start with seemingly

Since it is against an invading microbe, it has to be each targeted specifically at...answers your extra options too...

So answer is E
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I chose E.
reasoning behind - similarly is the right adverb.....and targeted at is the right verb.
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IMO it is E.

"Seemingly" is the correct one so the choice is D or E.
"targeted at" leaves only one choice.
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IMO E - due to similar reasons as mentioned above

Wats the OA ?
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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

I know the OA for this question. However, I have a question that if I have a option such as

seemingly unlimited number of antibodies, all targeted specifically at

then which option is correct? E or whatever new option, which I have mentioned above


Guys ,

I did pick up E at the first reading of the snetence , as my ear was shouting that seemingly is the right word or adjective to be used here.
It will be good if someone can explain the exact grammatical construction and its necessity here. Can someone please do that, like seemingly and why not seeming etc etc
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Guys ,

I did pick up E at the first reading of the snetence , as my ear was shouting that seemingly is the right word or adjective to be used here.
It will be good if someone can explain the exact grammatical construction and its necessity here. Can someone please do that, like seemingly and why not seeming etc etc


Simingly unlimited number - "Simingly" is an adverb here that modifies the adjective "unlimited". Only adverbs can modify adjectives. Here we cannot drop "unlimited".
Siming unlimited number - "Siming" is an adjective here that modifies the noun "number". In this case we can drop "unlimited"
Here "siming number" doesn't make sence, but "simingly unlimited..." is fine.
In every case you should check what modifies what.

Hope that helps.
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