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It is known that when neurons activate, we say that they "fire", and they pass on a signal to other neurons.
A) we say that they "fire", and
B) which we say they "fire", and
C) called "firing", and
D) referred to as "firing",
E) which we call firing, and
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13 Apr 2010, 09:42
IMO "D".

What is the source of the question???
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13 Apr 2010, 10:01
It is known that when neurons activate, we say that they "fire", and they pass on a signal to other neurons.

Here when ...statement is not complete if we have 'and'.

It is known that when neurons activate, referred to as "firing", they pass on a signal to other neurons. --> is the correct one. Answer is D.
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13 Apr 2010, 11:03
I was confused between (A) and (D) but picked (D).

What is the OA?

also, would like to know the reasoning for (A) to be wrong.
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13 Apr 2010, 11:21
seekmba wrote:
I was confused between (A) and (D) but picked (D).

What is the OA?

also, would like to know the reasoning for (A) to be wrong.

Not A because take out the material in between the commas and you get an awkward sentence.

It is known that when neurons activate and they pass on a signal to other neurons.
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14 Apr 2010, 14:59
I'll also go with D.

A looks awkward.
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20 May 2010, 23:59
OA is D.
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21 May 2010, 03:41
[quote="ykaiim"]It is known that when neurons activate, we say that they "fire", and they pass on a signal to other neurons.
A) we say that they "fire", and no need for the second they
B) which we say they "fire", and no need for the second they
C) called "firing", and no need for and - changing the meaning
D) referred to as "firing", correct
E) which we call firing, and no need for and - changing the meaning
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03 Sep 2010, 06:09
Nice explanation
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03 Sep 2010, 10:24
ykaiim wrote:
It is known that when neurons activate, we say that they "fire", and they pass on a signal to other neurons.
A) we say that they "fire", and
B) which we say they "fire", and
C) called "firing", and
D) referred to as "firing",
E) which we call firing, and

if i ignore the text within commas ( ,
It is known that when neurons activate they pass on a signal to other neurons. sentence is complete and henece and is not required . So I narrow down to C and D.....Dont know why but called firing does not seem to fit in .... and hence I pick D ( I reckon infinitive is required here. as it is preceded by a comma . had this been preceded by a colon : then I would have picked C ) ....

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