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Genetic engineering sometimes entails plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off insects or disease.

A. plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off
B. plant or animal genes that get spliced into the DNA of other species, either for improving crop yields or the warding off of
C. the splicing of plant or animal genes into other species’ DNA, to either improve crop yields or to ward off
D. splicing plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, either to improve crop yields or to ward off
E. splicing of plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, for either the improvement of crop yields or to ward off
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Genetic engineering sometimes entails plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off insects or disease.

A. plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off
B. plant or animal genes that get spliced into the DNA of other species, either for improving crop yields or the warding off of
C. the splicing of plant or animal genes into other species’ DNA, to either improve crop yields or to ward off
D. splicing plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, either to improve crop yields or to ward off
E. splicing of plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, for either the improvement of crop yields or to ward off


I go D.

A: either to improve...or for warding off -- not parallel
B: either for improving...or the warding off -- not parallel and awkward
C: the splicing of plant or animal genes -- awkward
D: correct
E: either the improvement...or to ward off -- not parallel
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Genetic engineering sometimes entails plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off insects or disease.

A. plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off
B. plant or animal genes that get spliced into the DNA of other species, either for improving crop yields or the warding off of
C. the splicing of plant or animal genes into other species’ DNA, to either improve crop yields or to ward off
D. splicing plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, either to improve crop yields or to ward off -> perfect usage of either => IMO D
E. splicing of plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, for either the improvement of crop yields or to ward off


Clearly it D since correct usage of either is in this option only
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New post 25 Jul 2008, 21:57
D for me as well. It uses either ..or and parallelism properly
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Genetic engineering sometimes entails plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off insects or disease.

A. plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off
B. plant or animal genes that get spliced into the DNA of other species, either for improving crop yields or the warding off of
C. the splicing of plant or animal genes into other species’ DNA, to either improve crop yields or to ward off
D. splicing plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, either to improve crop yields or to ward off
E. splicing of plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, for either the improvement of crop yields or to ward off


I go D.

A: either to improve...or for warding off -- not parallel
B: either for improving...or the warding off -- not parallel and awkward
C: the splicing of plant or animal genes -- awkward
D: correct
E: either the improvement...or to ward off -- not parallel


nicely explained +1

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Genetic engineering sometimes entails plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off insects or disease.

A. plant or animal genes’ getting spliced into other species’ DNA, either to improve crop yields or for warding off
B. plant or animal genes that get spliced into the DNA of other species, either for improving crop yields or the warding off of
C. the splicing of plant or animal genes into other species’ DNA, to either improve crop yields or to ward off
D. splicing plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, either to improve crop yields or to ward off
E. splicing of plant or animal genes into the DNA of other species, for either the improvement of crop yields or to ward off


Isn't a run-off setnce is created in all answer choices?
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For a run-on, you need ideally two independent sentences with two working verbs but those two sentences will not be connected either by a conjunction, or by a right punctuation such as a semicolon or a period.

In the given case, all the choices are single clauses and there is no second sentence. Engineering is the subject and entails is the verb while the rest is all the object

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A. warding off is not parallel
B. get spliced (believe GMAT doesn't allow get+passive phrase) and the warding off of is not parallel
D. wordy, and to ward off should be ward off since either is placed after to
E. splicing of is awkward, and to ward off is not parallel.
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