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Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, the gypsy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 08:04
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Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, the gypsy moth was used by a French scientist in an attempt at developing a strong strain of silk-producing insects, crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms.

A. Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, the gypsy moth was used by a French scientist in an attempt at developing a strong strain of silk-producing insects, crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms.
B. Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, a French scientist was attempting to develop a strong strain of silk-producing insects by crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms.
C. To cross gypsy moths with adult silkworms, in attempting the development of a strong strain of silk-producing insects, a French scientist in 1869 imported the gypsy moth into Massachusetts from Europe.
D. The gypsy moth was imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869 by a French scientist attempting to develop a strong strain of silk-producing insects by crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms.
E. In an attempt at the development of a strong strain of silk-producing insects, a French scientist, importing the gypsy moth from Europe into Massachusetts in 1869 in order to cross gypsy moths and adult silkworms.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 09:05
D seems the best among worst.

B has modifier problem.

Other options are not clear in terms of meaning.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 20:23
Most likely (D)

(A): Unsure of the last part of the sentence
(B): Who / what was imported? The scientist or the moth? Unclear
(C) & (E): Akward sentence structure
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2006, 20:40
D is flawless and sweeet .... I like this kind of sentences ... direct, powerful yet clear and concise.
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D++. :P
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Re: SC - 11/34 : Imported into Massachusetts [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 09:37
Dont you think that D alters the meaning saying that it was the scientist who imported the gypsy moth.
Please clarify this point.
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Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, the gypsy moth was used by a French scientist in an attempt at developing a strong strain of silk-producing insects, crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms.

A. Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, the gypsy moth was used by a French scientist in an attempt at developing a strong strain of silk-producing insects, crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms. ****'Attempt at' is unidiomatic. The correct idiom is 'Attempt to'*****
B. Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, a French scientist was attempting to develop a strong strain of silk-producing insects by crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms. ******Wrong modifier. Seems that French scientist was imported from Europe*****
C. To cross gypsy moths with adult silkworms, in attempting the development of a strong strain of silk-producing insects, a French scientist in 1869 imported the gypsy moth into Massachusetts from Europe. ****'In attempting the develpment' is unidiomatic*****
D. The gypsy moth was imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869 by a French scientist attempting to develop a strong strain of silk-producing insects by crossing gypsy moths with adult silkworms. ***Correct modifier and correct idiom 'Attempt to' is used here***
E. In an attempt at the development of a strong strain of silk-producing insects, a French scientist, importing the gypsy moth from Europe into Massachusetts in 1869 in order to cross gypsy moths and adult silkworms.****'Attempt at' is unidiomatic. The correct idiom is 'Attempt to'*****


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Re: SC - 11/34 : Imported into Massachusetts   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2011, 09:37
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