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Perhaps only among populations that have raised dairy [#permalink]
21 Oct 2003, 06:06
50% (02:26) correct
50% (00:52) wrong based on 2 sessions
Perhaps only among populations that have raised dairy
animals for the past 10,000 years or so people retain beyond childhood the ability that they can produce lactase,
the enzyme that enables them to digest milk products.
(A) people retain beyond childhood the ability that
they can produce
(B) people retain beyond childhood the ability to produce
(C) is the ability of people retained beyond childhood to
(D) do people retain beyond childhood their ability for
(E) do people retain beyond childhood the ability to
I go with C.
THE PARALLESIM OF NON-UNDERLINED PART GOES WELL WITH the starting of ''do peopl ...,
that eliminates chioces A B n c.
between D n E , d is not paralle,''producing''
E suits the best! comments ?
The presence of ONLY requires subject-verb inversion. Therefore, A and B are out. We stay with C, D, and E.
C offers a passive and splitted construction. Out.
IMO: It is more idiomatic to say AN ABILITY TO DO than to say AN ABILITY FOR DOING.
So, I go with E.