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# A new study suggests that different species of mice have different

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A new study suggests that different species of mice have different burrow designs: a lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry various DNA combinations of burrow creation.

A. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry
B. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of its genes carrying
C. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow so that its genes carry
D. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow as its genes can carry
E. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of their genes carrying

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22 Oct 2018, 02:04
A new study suggests that different species of mice have different burrow designs: a lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry various DNA combinations of burrow creation.

A. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry :DUE TO can only modify noun

B. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of its genes carrying : CORRECT

C. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow so that its genes carry :SO THAT is used to show cause and effect

D. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow as its genes can carry : Meaning change

E. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of their genes carrying : S-V error
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22 Oct 2018, 03:42
"lab-raised mouse"is concise, therefore we will not consider options C, D.

Now we have- A, B, and E
due to- Modifies Noun
because of - Modifies the reason for action

"can also build a species-specific burrow" - Is action- hence, because of must be used

Now we have- B, E
E- "a lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of their genes carrying "
their/plural is used for a/singular.

Left with- option B- Correct.
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22 Oct 2018, 03:49
Can somebody please explain the difference between due to and beacuse of?

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A new study suggests that different species of mice have different burrow designs: a lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry various DNA combinations of burrow creation.

A. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry : Due to =Caused by, if due to is replaced by caused by; the sentence does not make much sense.
B. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of its genes carrying : Correct.
C. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow so that its genes carry : So that is used for showing cause & effect.
D. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow as its genes can carry : Meaning error : This mouse can do something not because it can have certain things but because it has those things. (Moreover use of as to show reason is not preferred)
E. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of their genes carrying : Pronoun error.
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A new study suggests that different species of mice have different burrow designs: a lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry various DNA combinations of burrow creation.

A. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry :DUE TO can only modify noun

B. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of its genes carrying : CORRECT

C. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow so that its genes carry :SO THAT is used to show cause and effect

D. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow as its genes can carry : Meaning change

E. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of their genes carrying : S-V error

Hi
Do Lab raised mouse and mouse raised in lab convey the same meaning?lab raised mouse sounds as mouse is being raised by lab.please help.
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23 Oct 2018, 05:29

Official Explanation:

Meaning Analysis :
This sentence says that different species of mice have burrows of different designs. Even a mouse raised in lab can make a burrow specific to its species because the genes of the mouse carry various DNA combinations of burrow creation.

Error Analysis:
Use of “due to” is incorrect in this sentence because it has been used to modify the verb in this sentence, more specifically to present the reason for the verb – how a lab-raised mouse can build a species-specific burrow. “Due to” can only be used to explain a noun and not a verb.

A. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow due to its genes that carry
Incorrect: This choice has the errors pointed out in the error analysis.

B. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of its genes carrying
Correct: This choice corrects the error of choice A and does not introduce any other error.

C. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow so that its genes carry
Incorrect:
1) Use of simple present “builds” is incorrect because the original sentence presents the ability of the lab raised mouse to build species-specific burrow by saying “can build”. This choice suggests that it is a general fact that lab-raised mice make species-specific burrows.

2) Use of “so that” is incorrect. This phrase is used to present the result of the preceding clause. This usage distorts the intended meaning.

D. mouse raised in the lab builds a species-specific burrow as its genes can carry

Incorrect:

1) Use of simple present “builds” is incorrect as explained in the POE for option C.

2) Use of “can carry” is incorrect since as per the original sentence the genes do carry the DNA. “Can carry” conveys the meaning that it is possible for the genes to carry the DNA.

E. lab-raised mouse can also build a species-specific burrow because of their genes carrying

Incorrect:
The plural pronoun “their” does not agree in number with the singular noun “mouse”.
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