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A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included the rudiments of what later become toxicology as well as the name of the element zinc.

A. A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included
B. Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included
C. Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science
D. Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included
E. Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including
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A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included the rudiments of what later become toxicology as well as the name of the element zinc.

A. A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included
B. Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included
C. Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science
D. Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included
E. Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including


Ans is E.


A. A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included
Incorrectly compares alchemist to contributions.

B. Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included
Paracelsus's is incorrect, don't need the second 's. Should also be plural contributions as the rest of the sentence lists additional items.

C. Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science
including in his contributions...doesn't make sense.

D. Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included
Double subject error. Paracelsus, his...his refers back to the subject, so in essence we are saying Paracelsus, Paracelsus'

E. Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including
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A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included the rudiments of what later become toxicology as well as the name of the element zinc.

a) A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included
b) Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included
c) Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science
d) Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included
e) Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including
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A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included the rudiments of what later become toxicology as well as the name of the element zinc.

a) A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included - a famed alchemist should modify a Person, Paracelsus. Incorrect Eliminate.
b) Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included - Paracelsus's And alchemical are not properly worded. Included is wrong modifier here.
c) Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science - including is misplaced modifier.
d) Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included - Included is wrong modifier here
e) Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including - correct sentence structure. Including is correct here.
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A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included the rudiments of what later become toxicology as well as the name of the element zinc.

A. A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included
B. Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included
C. Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science
D. Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included
E. Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including


A. A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included
Wrong subject of main clause , it should be Paracelsus.

B. Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included
Changes meaning of the original statement

C. Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science
Poorly constructed

D. Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included
No verb for subject Paracelsus

E. Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including
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The reason why B is incorrect is because "Alchemical" is wrongly modifying the contribution? As in... a contribution cannot be alchemical. Is my reasoning correct? I chose B over E. I thought in E, it would have been more appropriate if the sentence read "including the rudiments of what later became (also, become is wrong isn't it?) Toxicology as well as naming of the element Zinc."

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The reason why B is incorrect is because "Alchemical" is wrongly modifying the contribution? As in... a contribution cannot be alchemical. Is my reasoning correct? I chose B over E. I thought in E, it would have been more appropriate if the sentence read "including the rudiments of what later became (also, become is wrong isn't it?) Toxicology as well as naming of the element Zinc."



B is incorrect since it changes the original intent. Option B conveys that "Contributions were only Alchemical", an idea contrary to "Contribution to modern science by an alchemist"
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But my question is in the context of meaning, can contributions be "alchemical"?

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We should always stick to the original sentence. Original statemnt says Paracelsus was a famed alchemist. It never says his contributions were alchemical or famous. So, B is wrong.

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A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included the rudiments of what later become toxicology as well as the name of the element zinc.

A. A famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, Paracelsus' contributions to modern science included - Incorrect usage of appositive - contribution was not a famed alchemist
B. Paracelsus's famous alchemical contribution to modern science in the early sixteenth century included - meaning change - alchemical contribution
C. Paracelsus was a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century including in his contributions to modern science - including used be prefixed by his contributions
D. Paracelsus, a famed alchemist in the early sixteenth century, his contributions to modern science included - Paracelsus , his contributions - 2 subjects in a row
E. Paracelsus, the famous early sixteenth century alchemist, made contributions to modern science, including- Correct

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