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# The physical structure of the human eye enables it to sense

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The physical structure of the human eye enables it to sense light of wavelengths up to 0.0005 millimeters; infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength is 0.1 millimeters is too long to be registered by the eye.

A. infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength is 0.1 millimeters is too long to be registered by the eye

B. however, the wavelength of infrared radiation 0.1 millimeters is too long to be registered by the eye making it invisible

C. infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength of 0.1 millimeters is too long for the eye to register it

D. however, because the wavelength of infrared radiation is 0.1 millimeters, it is too long for the eye to register and thus invisible

E. however, infrared radiation has a wavelength of 0.1 millimeters that is too long for the eye to register, thus making it invisible

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27 May 2009, 20:26
The physical structure of the human eye enables it to sense light of wavelengths up to 0.0005 millimeters; infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength0.1 millimetersis too long to be registered by the eye.

A. infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength0.1 millimetersis too long to be registered by the eye --> Incorrect, passive structure

B. however, the wavelength of infrared radiation0.1 millimetersis too long to be registered by the eye making it invisible --> Fragment error

C. infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength0.1 millimetersis too long for the eye to register it --> Correct,

D. however, because the wavelength of infrared radiation is 0.1 millimeters, it is too long for the eye to register and thus invisible --> Incorrect

E. however, infrared radiation has a wavelength of 0.1 millimeters that is too long for the eye to register, thus making it invisible --> Incorrect

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27 May 2009, 21:35
please fix the typos in this one
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28 May 2009, 02:07
I will go with E. We need the second part after semi-colon to stand on its own.
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30 May 2009, 12:40
humans wrote:
I will go with E. We need the second part after semi-colon to stand on its own.

True, however, the use of 'however' is to connect two sentences, here we need to have two separate sentences.

Now, its between A and C

A sounds better than C cause option C has a pronoun problem 'it' could refer to Eye or wavelenth.

Best option A.

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31 May 2009, 08:54
The OA: A. infrared radiation, however, is invisible because its wavelength is 0.1 millimeters is too long to be registered by the eye - does this mean that the sentence construction with the double "is" in bold emphasis is correct?
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