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1. Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as chameleons, have recently become familiar to biologists as an excellent animal for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with hormones.
(A) an excellent animal for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with
(B) an excellent animal for laboratory studies of interaction of stimuli and
(C) being excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with
(D) excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with
(E) excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction of stimuli and
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New post 30 Oct 2005, 17:10
E.

"excellent animals" in underlined portion should match with "Green anole lizards" in number. A,B,C out.

D uses idiom interaction between X with Y.
E uses correctly interaction of X and Y.
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E.

"excellent animals" in underlined portion should match with "Green anole lizards" in number. A,B,C out.

D uses idiom interaction between X with Y.
E uses correctly interaction of X and Y.


I see no point in writing my explanation here, since duttsit's explanation is perfect.
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New post 30 Oct 2005, 23:47
E is good.
Its a classical Subject-verb error. "Lizards" is plural and must be plural for the entire sentence. That will leave us with "D" and "E".
D is wrong since "betwee x with y" is not idiomatic.
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I'm not sure if there's typing mistake with E, but it sounds awkward:

Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as chameleons, have recently become familiar to biologists excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction of stimuli and hormones.
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I'm not sure if there's typing mistake with E, but it sounds awkward:

Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as chameleons, have recently become familiar to biologists excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction of stimuli and hormones.


there's "as" between " biologists" and " excellent" :wink: .
E is perfect, refer to duttsit's explanation.
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ywilfred wrote:
I'm not sure if there's typing mistake with E, but it sounds awkward:

Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as chameleons, have recently become familiar to biologists excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction of stimuli and hormones.


there's "as" between " biologists" and " excellent" :wink: .
E is perfect, refer to duttsit's explanation.


The 'as' refers to the chameleons and I believe cannot be used for 'excellent animals' since there are commas seperating those sentences. 'become familiar to biologist excellent animals' doesn't sound right.
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E may not be a perfect sentence, but it sure is the lesser of the five evils.
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New post 31 Oct 2005, 07:57
Another E. Correct reference et al.

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OA is E.
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