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# Certain pesticides can become ineffective if used repeatedly

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Certain pesticides can become ineffective if used
repeatedly in the same place: one reason is suggested by the finding that there are much larger populations
of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are
free of such chemicals.

(A) Certain pesticides can become ineffective if used repeatedly in the same place; one reason is
suggested by the finding that there are much larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes in
soils with a relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are free of such chemicals.

(B) If used repeatedly in the same place, one reason that certain pesticides can become ineffective is
suggested by the finding that there are much larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes in
soils with a relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are free of such chemicals.

(C) If used repeatedly in the same place, one reason certain pesticides can become ineffective is
suggested by the finding that much larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes are found in
soils with a relatively long history of pesticide use than those that are free of such chemicals.

(D) The finding that there are much larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a
relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are free of such chemicals is suggestive of one
reason, if used repeatedly in the same place, certain pesticides can become ineffective.

(E) larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a relatively long
history of pesticide use than in those that are free of such chemicals suggests one reason certain
pesticides can become ineffective if used repeatedly in the same place.

B and C start with 'If used repeatedly in the same place' - dangling
E - The finding of much - doesnt seem to be correct..

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19 Jun 2009, 10:28
Please dont post the answers with the questions.
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19 Jun 2009, 11:01
Sorry...removed the answer...my mistake.
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I will go with A.
D uses nominalization.
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20 Jun 2009, 05:27
urchin wrote:
I will go with A.
D uses nominalization.

A for me too and out of curiousity, what is nominalization?
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20 Jun 2009, 06:34
paneer wrote:
urchin wrote:
I will go with A.
D uses nominalization.

A for me too and out of curiousity, what is nominalization?

The crude definition of nominalization would be conversion of a verb to noun/adjective.
Here, the verb suggest in original sentence is converted into suggestive - an adjective.
A verb has greater power as compared to a noun or an adjective.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominalization

Certain pesticides can become ineffective if used
repeatedly in the same place: one reason is suggested by the finding that there are much larger populations
of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are
free of such chemicals.

(D) The finding that there are much larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a
relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are free of such chemicals is suggestive of one
reason, if used repeatedly in the same place, certain pesticides can become ineffective.
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29 Aug 2011, 07:44
urchin wrote:
paneer wrote:
urchin wrote:
I will go with A.
D uses nominalization.

A for me too and out of curiousity, what is nominalization?

The crude definition of nominalization would be conversion of a verb to noun/adjective.
Here, the verb suggest in original sentence is converted into suggestive - an adjective.
A verb has greater power as compared to a noun or an adjective.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominalization

Certain pesticides can become ineffective if used
repeatedly in the same place: one reason is suggested by the finding that there are much larger populations
of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are
free of such chemicals.

(D) The finding that there are much larger populations of pesticide-degrading microbes in soils with a
relatively long history of pesticide use than in soils that are free of such chemicals is suggestive of one
reason, if used repeatedly in the same place, certain pesticides can become ineffective.

can the technique, which u just shared with us, be referred to V-A-N (verb-adjective-noun) from manhattan?
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29 Aug 2011, 09:00
A is the least objectionable of all the other flawed choices. B and C can be thrown out on modification and E can be dumped due to S-V mismatch. (Populations – suggests).Apart form the ugly nominalization of the verb ‘suggest’, D also has another problem. The modifier phrase “if used repeatedly’ is presented in parenthesis, set off by commas, turning the phrase non-essential. This is a serious flaw of style. Without the cause of repetitive usage, the effect of larger populations setting in will be lost and hence the parenthetical treatment is wrong.

Also in some contexts, suggestive includes a stint of sexual hints and to that extent is not a word that you find very often nominalized.

Not that I love A; after all the second sentence is a passive one, and when we can straight away say that ‘the finding suggests a reason bla bla bla’ , choice A is none too exciting However, can we afford to reject A too?

Before I forget, a kudos to urchin for his unearthing of the concept of nominalization.
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29 Aug 2011, 10:24
+1 for A

B, C, D are wrong , E-rejected does not agree with Subject verb agreement
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29 Aug 2011, 20:57
+1 A

B and C are wrong because "reason" is not logical for the conditional clause "if...".
D is a run on sentence. There are two clauses that don't have a correct connection ("and" or a semi colon). ("if..." is the second clause).
E "suggests" is wrong. The verb must be plural.
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30 Aug 2011, 02:47
One heck of nasty Q- A seems better of all thoguh !
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30 Aug 2011, 03:04
When I read A, I concluded it as a winner! And then scrolled down to find that it is the right answer! I wish...!
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