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For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth

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For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2014, 00:14
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For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth: cattle, like many mammals, are actually red-green colorblind

For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth
The notion that cows are angered by the color red is one that is popular but mythical
The notion that cows are angered by the color red, which is popular, is a myth
For cows, the notion of being angered by the color red is a popular one, but it is a myth nonetheless
The popular notion that cows are angered by the color red is a myth
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Re: For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2014, 02:39
For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth: cattle, like many mammals, are actually red-green colorblind



I think here "for" is not correct to use. For can either act as a conjunction or preposition. Here we have a clause "For cows to be angered by the color red" as the subject for verb "is" in "is a popular myth". So "for" in the clause cannot act as a conjunction. It does not fit as a preposition as well as it does not make sense as in the sentence "Color red angers for cows" which is the active voice form of the clause.

So A and D are out.

For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth
For is wrong
The notion that cows are angered by the color red is one that is popular but mythical
The sentence is wordy and has a change of meaning as we are not really contrasting myth and popularity.
The notion that cows are angered by the color red, which is popular, is a myth
Which is wrongly modifying red here
For cows, the notion of being angered by the color red is a popular one, but it is a myth nonetheless
Change of meaning emphasis is not on contrasting popular and myth. Also for cows is illlogical.
The popular notion that cows are angered by the color red is a myth
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Re: For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2014, 08:33
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Question has "popular" for myth. How can we attribute it to "notion"?
Re: For cows to be angered by the color red is a popular myth   [#permalink] 11 Sep 2014, 08:33
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