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# Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium

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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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19 Nov 2003, 07:57
will go for E.

"...WHY afflict some..while sparing othere..."
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19 Nov 2003, 08:04
Mikhail wrote:
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

c... disease afflicts some people.. despite it spares many others
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19 Nov 2003, 08:06
ups.... now i'd like to change to e... yes, "afflicts some... while sparing others.." sorry..
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19 Nov 2003, 13:33
I guess A

E sounds better, but I still vote for A because it is parallel.
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20 Nov 2003, 00:01
I would also go for E 'while sparing others' i.e. does smth while doing smth

would be nice to know the official answer.

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27 May 2011, 04:12
Tricky one....I am not able to get any parallel markers from the options.

My will says the answer is option (A) but OA says the answer is option (E)
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+1 E

"it" is wrong because it refers to the Listeria bacterium. The same pronoun cannot refer to different nouns in a same clause.
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28 May 2011, 20:37
'it' sounds better...

but if you see the meaning of the sentence.. 'while' fits there.
so will go for E.

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28 May 2011, 22:48
metallicafan wrote:
+1 E

"it" is wrong because it refers to the Listeria bacterium. The same pronoun cannot refer to different nouns in a same clause.

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