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Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections,

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Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections, medical x-rays, and exposure to sunlight, it is important that the chrosomes of a population to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with those of a control population.
(A) to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with
(B) being tested for damage induced chemically are compared with
(C) being tested for chemically induced damage should~be compared to
(D) being tested for chemfEally induced damage are to be compared to
(E) that is to be tested for chemically induced damage are to be comparable with

please some 1 explain this
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sagarsabnis wrote:
Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections, medical x-rays, and exposure to sunlight, it is important that the chrosomes of a population to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with those of a control population.
(A) to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with
(B) being tested for damage induced chemically are compared with
(C) being tested for chemically induced damage should~be compared to
(D) being tested for chemfEally induced damage are to be compared to
(E) that is to be tested for chemically induced damage are to be comparable with

please some 1 explain this


compare to Vs compare with - compare with wins

C&D are out.
B - being, out

between A & E - I dont see glaring issues (expect for "are", but I'm not sure), however, E looks more wordy...so, I'll go with A
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The subjunctive mood introduced by "that the chromosomes..." needs
a verb form "be compared". Also, we have to use "compared with"
here since the objects being compared are similar.

B, C, D and E use incorrect "are compared", "to be compared" etc.
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B,C, D go with "being" which renders them incorrect. E is wordy, so it's A.
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