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# A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which

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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.
(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,
(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that
(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

In this sentence, I CANT MAKE OUT WHETHER THE MADAGASKAR PERIWIKLE IS CULTIVATED OR ITS DERIVATIVE IS CULTIVATED.
PLS EXPLAIN ALSO

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06 Oct 2008, 02:52
E for me. Derivative cannot be cultivated.
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06 Oct 2008, 03:01
Oh yes! hw cld i miss such a simple thing. OA is E indeed
scthakur wrote:
E for me. Derivative cannot be cultivated.
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06 Oct 2008, 05:40
E. Only a plant could be cultivated, not a derivative or a substance.
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12 Oct 2008, 05:57
ritula wrote:
A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.
(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,
(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that
(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

In this sentence, I CANT MAKE OUT WHETHER THE MADAGASKAR PERIWIKLE IS CULTIVATED OR ITS DERIVATIVE IS CULTIVATED.
PLS EXPLAIN ALSO

The derivative is not cultivated but the plant is !!
hence All except E get eliminated !!
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12 Oct 2008, 06:03
ritula wrote:
A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.
(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,
(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,
(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that
(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

In this sentence, I CANT MAKE OUT WHETHER THE MADAGASKAR PERIWIKLE IS CULTIVATED OR ITS DERIVATIVE IS CULTIVATED.
PLS EXPLAIN ALSO

A derivative is something you derive or extract out of another thing. So clearly, you cannot cultivate a derivative.

Only E seems to clearly show that MP is grown in China.
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06 Jan 2009, 17:50
I answered A because I felt that E alters the meaning. Any thoughts?
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06 Jan 2009, 18:50
A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.

(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated
(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,is cultivated
(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated
(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that is cultivated
(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated

I got this wrong but love this question. If you assume the derivative cannot be cultivated, pretty simple to get to E.

If you assume for a second that the derivative can be cultivated, then the beauty of the structures of the choices can be appreciated.

Then C is most correct among remaining choices but others wrong
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11 Jan 2009, 12:33
wanted to go with E; but the before mamdascagar threw me off; hence, went for B.
if the at the beginning in E is typo; E is correct; otherwise we have to underline A as well in the question stem.
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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.

(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated
(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,is cultivated
(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated
(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that is cultivated
(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated

I got this wrong but love this question. If you assume the derivative cannot be cultivated, pretty simple to get to E.

If you assume for a second that the derivative can be cultivated, then the beauty of the structures of the choices can be appreciated.

Then C is most correct among remaining choices but others wrong

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13 Jan 2009, 07:18
I have already posted the OA. Kindly check above. Since I posted this in Oct last year, I dnt remember the source. so dnt rem the OE.
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IMO C...

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13 Jan 2009, 07:31
Sorry haven't seen that post... now I see. My answer is wrong though

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