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As a result of the groundbreaking work of Joscio Ayres, many scientists now believe that all of the genetic information from 400,000 to 500,000 of the different species found in the rainforest can be preserved for future study.

(A) 400,000 to 500,000 of the different species found in a rainforest can be preserved
(B) 400,000 to 500,000 of the rainforest's different species can be preserved
(C) the 400,000 to 500,000 different species found within the rainforest can be preserved
(D) 400,000 to 500,000 of rainforest different species is preserved
(E) the 400,000 to 500,000 different species found in rainforests can be preserved

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As a result of the groundbreaking work of Joscio Ayres, many scientists now believe that all of the genetic information from 400,000 to 500,000 of the different species found in the rainforest can be preserved for future study.

(A) 400,000 to 500,000 of the different species found in a rainforest can be preserved
(B) 400,000 to 500,000 of the rainforest's different species can be preserved
(C) the 400,000 to 500,000 different species found within the rainforest can be preserved
(D) 400,000 to 500,000 of rainforest different species is preserved
(E) the 400,000 to 500,000 different species found in rainforests can be preserved


My answer is E

Since its "of the different species", the use of "the" is needed to identify those that can be preserved.

(C)'s usage of "within" is uncecesssary, IMO

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Agree with E.

moreoever C changes meaning:
withing the rainforest

rainforest should be plural or it should be"
within a rainforest
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we need a the to make it definite.

so E is the answer.
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New post 14 Dec 2005, 03:49
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we need a the to make it definite.

so E is the answer.


E it is.

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OA is a slam dunk E.

Obviously no further OE required.

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