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# Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make

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Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to become an invasive or persistent weed, according to a decade-long study published in the journal Nature.

A) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to
B) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
C) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will
D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will become

Its funny, but I actually figured out why I got this wrong while I was half way done typing it up for you guys Anyways, good luck
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01 Nov 2006, 19:36
Thanks.

i for D.

AB are wrong because of 'because'.

C is wrong because "plants" and "weed" don't match in numbers.

E is wordy.
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01 Nov 2006, 21:26
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A) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to
- "they", "plants" - plural contradicts with "weed" singular later in the sentence.

B) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
- "because" and "does not make" - somehow these two don't jive.

C) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will
- plural vs singular problem

D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
- CORRECT

E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will become
- wordy
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01 Nov 2006, 21:38
Between B and D....Why does 'Because' and 'doesn't make' live together?

Under time pressure I would have picked up B since I read that a choice having 'being' is almost always wrong.

Could some one explain more on this?
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01 Nov 2006, 22:10
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Between B and D....Why does 'Because' and 'doesn't make' live together?

Under time pressure I would have picked up B since I read that a choice having 'being' is almost always wrong.

Could some one explain more on this?

If you flip the sentence According to X being is much better than According to X because....
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01 Nov 2006, 23:00
yogeshsheth wrote:
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Between B and D....Why does 'Because' and 'doesn't make' live together?

Under time pressure I would have picked up B since I read that a choice having 'being' is almost always wrong.

Could some one explain more on this?

If you flip the sentence According to X being is much better than According to X because....

Thanks!...I too struggle with such sentences...B made perfect sense to me intially till I read your post.
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04 Nov 2006, 00:37
Thanks guys, it is D
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04 Nov 2006, 00:37
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