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Although X-ray absorption spectroscopy has its limitations, it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue were able to determine that the metal was most often bound to a carbon atom on one side and sulfur on the other.


A. it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
B. it is of such precision, scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
C. so precise is it so scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
D. such is its precision, that scientists investigated atoms found in muscle tissue surrounding mercury
E. there is so much precision that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue

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neeshpal wrote:
Although X-ray absorption spectroscopy has its limitations, it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue were able to determine that the metal was most often bound to a carbon atom on one side and sulfur on the other.


A. it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
B. it is of such precision, scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
C. so precise is it so scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
D. such is its precision, that scientists investigated atoms found in muscle tissue surrounding mercury
E. there is so much precision that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue

Explanations please....


C,D,E clearly have modifier issue.

A uses the correct idiom so that

A is correct.
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B, C and D have also modifier issues
neeshpal wrote:
Although X-ray absorption spectroscopy has its limitations, it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue were able to determine that the metal was most often bound to a carbon atom on one side and sulfur on the other.


A. it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue Correct
B. it is of such precision, scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
C. so precise is it so scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
D. such is its precision, that scientists investigated atoms found in muscle tissue surrounding mercury
E. there is so much precision that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue

Explanations please....
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agreed A
but should the sentence use investigating rather than investigated ?

ritula wrote:
B, C and D have also modifier issues
neeshpal wrote:
Although X-ray absorption spectroscopy has its limitations, it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue were able to determine that the metal was most often bound to a carbon atom on one side and sulfur on the other.


A. it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue Correct
B. it is of such precision, scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
C. so precise is it so scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
D. such is its precision, that scientists investigated atoms found in muscle tissue surrounding mercury
E. there is so much precision that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue

Explanations please....

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New post 17 Mar 2009, 00:47
yes it shld be investigating. but i ignored it since all sentences have this only
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agreed A
but should the sentence use investigating rather than investigated ?

ritula wrote:
B, C and D have also modifier issues
neeshpal wrote:
Although X-ray absorption spectroscopy has its limitations, it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue were able to determine that the metal was most often bound to a carbon atom on one side and sulfur on the other.


A. it is so precise that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue Correct
B. it is of such precision, scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
C. so precise is it so scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue
D. such is its precision, that scientists investigated atoms found in muscle tissue surrounding mercury
E. there is so much precision that scientists investigated atoms surrounding mercury found in muscle tissue

Explanations please....
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Yes..Thought A because of the idiom, but 'investigated' is confusing. Should be 'investigating'. What is the OA neeshpal?
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OA is A
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