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# Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in

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Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic

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18 Apr 2018, 08:35
Among the safest of all perishable foods modifies yogurt. It can't modify pathogens as pathogens are not safest food.

Hence C
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23 Apr 2018, 07:30
itisSheldon wrote:
Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic

Correct Answer must be (C) , as the highlighted part in the question stem must modify a food item....
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23 Apr 2018, 08:41
Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic (starting prepositional Phrase is illogically talking about Pathogens(pathogens are not food rather they are some kind of virus)
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens (starting prepositional Phrase has to modify a noun not the possessive form of a noun)
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens (starting prepositional Phrase is modifying a most logical noun "yogurt")
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens (starting prepositional Phrase is modify the acidity, which is not a food)
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic (We want an entity right after the starting prepositional Phrase and we do not have any in this sentence)
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23 Apr 2018, 11:19
Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

--Modifier error

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic
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23 Apr 2018, 12:19
itisSheldon wrote:
Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

Modifier Questions: Ask yourself, what is "Among the safest of all perishable foods"? Is it 1) pathogens 2) yogurt's high acidity 3) yogurt 4) the high acidity or 5) it is hard. It has to be yogurt the food.

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic - As stated above, modifier issue.
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens - As stated above, modifier issue + usage of possessive
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens - Modifier issue is resolved. Clear meaning
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens - As stated above, modifier issue.
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic - As stated above, modifier issue + "it" antecedent issue

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23 Apr 2018, 22:29
itisSheldon wrote:
Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic

What is "Among the safest of all perishable foods"? Pathogens, yogurt's high acidity, yogurt, the high acidity, it is

It has to be yogurt.

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03 May 2018, 23:21
We need subject after comma which indicate a perishable food item

Among choices , subject is clearly present in C.

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31 Oct 2018, 02:46
itisSheldon wrote:
Among the safest of all perishable foods, pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic.

(A) pathogens cannot grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic
(B) yogurt's high acidity prevents the growth of pathogens
(C) yogurt is highly acidic and does not support the growth of pathogens
(D) the high acidity of yogurt prevents the growth of pathogens
(E) it is hard for pathogens to grow in yogurt because it is highly acidic

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C

The sentence begins with a modifying phrase, “among the safest of all perishable foods,” so the main clause of the sentence, the underlined portion, has to begin with the noun that this introductory phrase modifies: yogurt. This leaves us only one choice: (C). Choice (B) is not a possibility because a noun in the possessive form, like “yogurt's,” cannot be the subject of a sentence, and cannot be modified by an intro- ductory modifying phrase.
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