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# Ants, in order to protect their queen and colony

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Ants, in order to protect their queen and colony, uses the sense of smell to decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder.

a, Ants, in order to protect their queen and colony, uses the sense of smell to decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder
b, To decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder or not, and in order to protect their queen and colony, ants use the sense of smell
c, Ants use the sense of smell to decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder, and thereby protect their colony and queen
d, Ants, to protect their colony and queen by deciding whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder, uses the sense of smell
e, To protect their colony and queen by deciding if a visitor to their nest is an intruder, ants use the sense of smell

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11 Sep 2016, 06:55

A. SVA error. The noun 'Ants' need plural verb 'use'.
B. Modifier and Meaning error. Ants use their sense of smell to detect intruders in the process protect the queen and colony. Answer choice suggest to protect the queen and colony ants use sense of smell.
C. Correct. Corrects both the SVA and meaning error.
D. SVA error same as A.
E. Usage of 'if' is not appropriate.

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11 Sep 2016, 08:19
Ants, in order to protect their queen and colony, uses the sense of smell to decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder.

a, Ants, in order to protect their queen and colony, uses the sense of smell to decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder
b, To decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder or not, and in order to protect their queen and colony, ants use the sense of smell
c, Ants use the sense of smell to decide whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder, and thereby protect their colony and queen
d, Ants, to protect their colony and queen by deciding whether a visitor to their nest is an intruder, uses the sense of smell
e, To protect their colony and queen by deciding if a visitor to their nest is an intruder, ants use the sense of smell

IMHO (C) for the highlighted errors above...
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