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08 May 2005, 15:38
Unlike the conviction held by many of her colleagues that genes were relatively simple and static, Barbara McClintock adhered to her own more complicated ideas about how genes might operate, and in 1983, at the age of 81, was awarded a Nobel Prize for her discovery that the genes in corn are capable of moving from one chromosomal site to another.

A.Unlike the conviction held by many of her colleagues that genes were relatively simple and static
B.Although many of her colleagues were of the conviction of genes being relatively simple and static
C.Contrary to many of her colleagues being convinced that genes were relatively simple and static
D.Even though many of her colleagues were convinced that genes were relatively simple and static
E.Even with many of her colleagues convinced of genes being relatively simple and static
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08 May 2005, 15:54
D.Even though many of her colleagues were convinced that genes were relatively simple and static
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08 May 2005, 16:00
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08 May 2005, 16:11
Yes (D).
Corrects the sentence by using a Clause introduced by conjunction "event though".

(A) : Unlike introduces a wrong comparison.
(B) (C) (E) : "being" : not preferred.
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09 May 2005, 01:51
One more for D.
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09 May 2005, 01:56
D,
A: wrong comparison
B,C: awkward
E: even with--> wrong
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09 May 2005, 02:08
'D' is simple and straight.

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09 May 2005, 03:27
D is the best
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09 May 2005, 05:18
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09 May 2005, 05:39
OA is "D"
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09 May 2005, 06:41
Late but yes, the ans is D because D uses the correct idiom (convinced that) and also D flawlessly expresses the contrast that is being conveyed in the statement.
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