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# Diabetes, a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use

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Diabetes, a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, continues to frustrate researchers seeking the cause of the ailment.

A. continues to frustrate researchers seeking
B. continue to frustrate researchers who seek
C. has continued to frustrate researchers who are seeking
D. are continuing to be frustrating to researchers seeking
E. have continued to frustrate those researchers who seek

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Diabetes, a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, continues to frustrate researchers seeking the cause of the ailment.
A. continues to frustrate researchers seeking
B. continue to frustrate researchers who seek --- incorrect needs singular verb
C. has continued to frustrate researchers who are seeking ---- incorrect tense
D. are continuing to be frustrating to researchers seeking ----- Diabetes is singular
E. have continued to frustrate those researchers who seek ----- Diabetes is singular

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01 Apr 2017, 10:49
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Diabetes is singular so B, D and E are out
Now Option C is not even concise but also changes the tenses. writer is giving a general information about the present condition that diabetes continues to frustrate researchers. Correct answer is A
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16 May 2017, 14:45
so, in general, there is no problem with "who seek" and "seeking"?
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Diabetes, a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, continues to frustrate researchers seeking the cause of the ailment.
A. continues to frustrate researchers seeking (Correct)
B. continue to frustrate researchers who seek (Diabetes is singular)
C. has continued to frustrate researchers who are seeking (Usage of present perfect tense is wrong)
D. are continuing to be frustrating to researchers seeking (Same as B)
E. have continued to frustrate those researchers who seek (Same as B)

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03 Oct 2018, 03:15
I bet on C and got it wrong. My reasoning was that the present perfect applies to:

Something that began in the past and continues to the present moment

So I though "hey, this frustration started in the past and continues in the present moment".

What is wrong with my reasoning? Why present perfect is incorrect here?
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07 Feb 2019, 02:08
PedroBodnar wrote:
I bet on C and got it wrong. My reasoning was that the present perfect applies to:

Something that began in the past and continues to the present moment

So I though "hey, this frustration started in the past and continues in the present moment".

What is wrong with my reasoning? Why present perfect is incorrect here?

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because
" a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin"...presents a fact...so usage of present perfect is not correct.
Per your reasoning ,u must write the above portion too in present perfect ...
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13 Feb 2019, 10:43
Why is the present perfect wrong in Option C?

Diabetes used to frustrate researchers and it still does (this is where present perfect is apt).
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