I am so puzzled with this question
The tissues of the human body are constantly moistened by a briny
solution thought <to be of about the same salinity as the primoridal
sea from which> life emerged.
(A)to be of about the same salinity as the primoridal sea from which
(B)of as about the same salinity like the primordial sea outof which
(C)to be about the same salinity as the primoridal sea from where
(D)of as about the same salinity as the primordial sea from where
(E)to be of about the same salinity like the primordial sea from which
Please explain your response -if possible-
I think it's A.
Issues here: solution of the same
the sea - idiom 'same as'
B & E are out - both use 'same... like' which is unidiomatic
C - wrong - 2 issues
(C) to be [1. of]
about the same salinity as the primoridal sea (2)from where
(1) 'of' is missing and somehow I feel it's necessary to convey the correct meaning
(2) 'from where' - should indicate a place - in this case it does not, as the 'primoridal sea' is not a place, but rather a theory about a substance from which life emerged
D - wrong, same as #2 above
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