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Master seed lots of the HM-175

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Master seed lots of the HM-175 strain of hepatitis A virus have been triply cloned.

A) have been triply cloned
B) has been cloned three times
C) have cloned thrice
D) has been thrice cloned
E) have been cloned three times

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Originally posted by mohnish104 on 16 Oct 2013, 00:16.
Last edited by mohnish104 on 06 Dec 2013, 00:44, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 16 Oct 2013, 23:01
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A) have been triply cloned --- CORRECT. I feel triply/thrice is better usage than one time, two times, or three times.
B) has been cloned three times --- SVA- Master seed lots does not match with has.
C) have cloned thrice --- Changes meaning by omitting been. It implies that master seed lots have clone something instead of being cloned.
D) has been thrice cloned ---- Same as B
E) have been cloned three times --- Three times is redundant. Also three times means that the seed lots have been clones three different times.
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Master seed lots of the HM-175 strain of hepatitis A virus have been triply cloned.

Meaning: master seed lots have been cloned threefold (NOT Three times), there seems to be no error in sentence.
A) have been triply cloned -> No error. Correct SV for plural lots -> have
B) has been cloned three times -> Wrong verb "has" (singular verb for a plural subject) and change in meaning. It shows that cloning was done three times instead of (x3) measure (threefold).
C) have cloned thrice ->change in meaning. Here "Master seed lots" (is the doer, which is wrong) have cloned
D) has been thrice cloned -> same as B,Wrong verb "has" (singular verb for a plural subject) and change in meaning.
E) have been cloned three times -> same as B
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New post 10 Jul 2018, 13:21
Dear Experts,

Could you please advise what is the difference between triply, thrice and three times. How these words make difference in different sentences.

As far as i know [Once , twice, thrice]- Adverb
[Double, Triple]- Adjective

Thrice is adverb then why it can modify cloned in option C.
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New post 10 Jul 2018, 16:24
Can any expert please explain this SC.
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