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# Necessary to any investigation of the causes of a

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Necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease are strictly followed scientific methodologies and scripulously recorded data.
a. Necessary to any investigation of
b. It is necessary in making any investigation into
c. When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
d. A necessity of any investigation into
e. A necessary part of investigating into

This question totally stumped me. Can someone please explain the structure of this sentence?

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09 Apr 2005, 08:50
jpv wrote:
Necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease are strictly followed scientific methodologies and scripulously recorded data.
a. Necessary to any investigation of
b. It is necessary in making any investigation into
c. When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
d. A necessity of any investigation into
e. A necessary part of investigating into

This question totally stumped me. Can someone please explain the structure of this sentence?

Thanks

Necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease are strictly followed scientific methodologies and scripulously recorded data.

Structure of the sentence is
Object + Prepositional phrase + verb + Subject

IMO A is the best (reversing the sentence to check each of the options could be a good strategy in such questions - so, eliminate the prepositional phrase and switch the positions of subject and object)
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09 Apr 2005, 08:53
"A"

sentence seems to be saying...."strictly followed scientific methodologies and scripulously recorded data are necessary to any investigation", where investigation is the abt finding the causes of a disease.
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09 Apr 2005, 09:09
Yes "A"

vithal and banerjee_98 have explained very well.
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09 Apr 2005, 10:17
I still did not get the hang of sentence.

Vithal, Banerjee: Can you please give some simple example in the same pattern.

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09 Apr 2005, 12:28
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Essential to a good diet are vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates

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09 Apr 2005, 19:05
Thanks Vithal.

I just read it. This whole thing comes under Subject-Verb Inversion topic.
09 Apr 2005, 19:05
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