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In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

This question is pretty straight forward . but my doubt is
As per OG 12 "The -ing form of a verb can be used as noun (eg.,running is her favourite sport ) , but it is often awkward ,particularly when used with a possesive, as in this case ".

The aforementioned explanation conflicts with the Manhattan Flash Card of Sentence correction.

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Re: Gerund after a possessive noun/pronoun Issue [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2012, 00:55
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(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it - Awkward

(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant - Awkward

(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant - Redundant

(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it - Redundant

(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant - Correct. the noun 'attempt' replaces the gerund 'trying'
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Re: Gerund after a possessive noun/pronoun Issue [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2012, 00:56
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Sorry ,
The OA provided earlier is incorrect .
The Actual OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E



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Re: Gerund after a possessive noun/pronoun Issue [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 01:17
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PriyankBahuguna wrote:
Sorry ,
The OA provided earlier is incorrect .
The Actual OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E



Check the below link as well -
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E has to be it
C & D - redundant
A & B - unidiomatic
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 12:36
I got the answer, curious to know if the idiom "attempt to" is correct or not and in which context it should be used?
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 11:06
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In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

This question is pretty straight forward . but my doubt is
As per OG 12 "The -ing form of a verb can be used as noun (eg.,running is her favourite sport ) , but it is often awkward ,particularly when used with a possesive, as in this case ".

The aforementioned explanation conflicts with the Manhattan Flash Card of Sentence correction.

Please provide inputs on this


Need expert advice, why 'E' is right and others are wrong?
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2013, 09:15
Got a shocker seeing the 1st OA.Its a clear redundancy error :)
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 21:43
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i found this solution from a different source.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it - Awkward

(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant - Awkward

(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant - Redundant

(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it - Redundant

(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant - Correct. the noun 'attempt' replaces the gerund 'trying'

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In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

Important lesson for GMAT: : avoid gerund(e.g. trying) with possessive noun(e.g. organism's)

So A & B are out!!
C & D are out because of "attempt to try" as use attempt or try i.e. redundant error

so we are left with Correct choice E
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2014, 13:12
PriyankBahuguna wrote:
In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

This question is pretty straight forward . but my doubt is
As per OG 12 "The -ing form of a verb can be used as noun (eg.,running is her favourite sport ) , but it is often awkward ,particularly when used with a possesive, as in this case ".

The aforementioned explanation conflicts with the Manhattan Flash Card of Sentence correction.

Please provide inputs on this


Meaning is key here. What is the intended meaning of the author? To tell us that the body produces something specific with the intent to protect from dioxin.

Since we have the possesive "organism's", we need to introduce our underlined part with a word that works with monkey's. "trying to/that" simply does not work. A/B gone.

C) "attempt to try to metabolize" is just weird and wordy. The "to try to" is reduntant, we already get the point if we omit the "to try". C is a contender, but a weak one. "such" at the end is superflous.

D) "attempt to try and metabolize" sounds even worse than C because and somehow implies a parallel structure, something that doesn't make sense in the context. D is gone.

E) "attempt to metabolize" is clear and concise. The chemical irritant implicitly refers to the dioxin, since "chemical irritant" acts as a pronoun for dioxin. E is correct
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2014, 00:39
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In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

Important lesson for GMAT: : avoid gerund(e.g. trying) with possessive noun(e.g. organism's)

So A & B are out!!
C & D are out because of "attempt to try" as use attempt or try i.e. redundant error

so we are left with Correct choice E


Is there also a problem with "it" trying to point to a possessive (organism's) ?
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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2014, 14:50
HarishLearner wrote:
USADream wrote:
In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

Important lesson for GMAT: : avoid gerund(e.g. trying) with possessive noun(e.g. organism's)

So A & B are out!!
C & D are out because of "attempt to try" as use attempt or try i.e. redundant error

so we are left with Correct choice E


Is there also a problem with "it" trying to point to a possessive (organism's) ?

I don't think it is pointing to the possessive organism's.It infact should point to Organism's tissue.
Experts please correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2014, 14:57
Let's assume attempt to try is not redundant for a second.
My question is this a correct parallel structure " attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless" or it should be something like this "attempt to try and metabolize, or to render harmless".
Also would "D" be a correct answer if it would be something like this "attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it"
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