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Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as extinction and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both in the field and in laboratories to clarify the relationships among the planet's many endangered life-forms.

(A) and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
(B) and the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists calling for a large increase in the number of biologists both working
(C) and the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
(D) as well as the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who both work
(E) as well as the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who work both
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Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as extinction and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both in the field and in laboratories to clarify the relationships among the planet's many endangered life-forms.

(A) and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
(B) and the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists calling for a large increase in the number of biologists both working
(C) and the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
(D) as well as the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who both work
(E) as well as the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who work both


The idiom is "both X AND Y" not "both x as well as y": out D E. In A having modifies the first part, and in B the subject requires a plural verb.
C is Correct
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Re: Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as…700 level SC [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 05:42
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Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as extinction and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both in the field and in laboratories to clarify the relationships among the planet's many endangered life-forms.

(A) and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
(B) and the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists calling for a large increase in the number of biologists both working
(C) and the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
(D) as well as the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who both work
(E) as well as the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who work both


The idiom is "both X AND Y" not "both x as well as y": out D E. In A having modifies the first part, and in B the subject requires a plural verb.
C is Correct




Why not 'E'... in E we have as well as ... has structure... parallelism is justified here also and also logically sound... please respond.
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Re: Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as…700 level SC [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 05:45
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Why not 'E'... in E we have as well as ... has structure... parallelism is justified here also and also logically sound... please respond.


Hi aditya111,

The idiom is "both X and Y"
E uses "both X as well as Y"

It's an idiom probelm.
Hope this clarifies, let me know
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Re: Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as…700 level SC [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2014, 09:59
What is the source of this? Too easy for MGMAT. doesnt look like GMAT PREP

(A) and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
incomplete sentence
(B) and the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists calling for a large increase in the number of biologists both working
have not has
(C) and the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both
looks good to me
(D) as well as the vastness of the biosphere have prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who both work
as well as - no idiomatic
(E) as well as the vastness of the biosphere has prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists who work both
as well as - non idiomatic
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Re: Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as…700 level SC [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2015, 16:40
I am having a slight problem in understanding ing modifiers could some one help me in OA A ?

Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as extinction and the vastness of the biosphere, having prompted many scientists to call for a large increase in the number of biologists working both in the field and in laboratories to clarify the relationships among the planet's many endangered life-forms.

what does it mean to say having prompted ? Also i eliminated this answer simply because i could find a verb for subject 'the complex....biosphere'..
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Re: Both the complexity of the phenomenon known as…700 level SC [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2015, 22:38
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I am having a slight problem in understanding ing modifiers could some one help me in OA A ?

i eliminated this answer simply because i could find a verb for subject 'the complex....biosphere'..


Yes, the most evident problem with A is that it not a sentence at all! There is no verb in the entire sentence.
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