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# Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium

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13 Apr 2006, 10:39
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Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium is spread and why the disease it causes, listeriosis, afflicts some people in a contaminated area though it spares many others.

(A) though it spares
(B) where it spares
(C) despite sparing
(D) when sparing
(E) while sparing

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13 Apr 2006, 20:06
E.
A and B are out because it was used in the sentence before.

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21 Apr 2006, 09:27
Whats wrong with A?
Is'nt the parallelism lost in E?
afflicts some people in a contaminated area while sparing

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21 Apr 2006, 15:58
kripalkavi wrote:
Whats wrong with A?
Is'nt the parallelism lost in E?
afflicts some people in a contaminated area while sparing

My best guess is "it" is a problem in A

"it " doesnt have an proper antecedent.

"listeriosis" has come in between the actual bacteria and "it"

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22 Apr 2006, 02:29
kripalkavi wrote:
Whats wrong with A?
Is'nt the parallelism lost in E?
afflicts some people in a contaminated area while sparing

I would say E is short and sweet and as far as A is concerned it is not clear if "it" is referring to Listeria bacterium or listeriosis

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22 Apr 2006, 02:29
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