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In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into
complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its
own antifreeze
.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

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New post 05 Feb 2009, 17:43
reply2spg wrote:
In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into
complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its
own antifreeze
.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

Please explain


Compound subject needs plural pronoun

A B & E out

C is correct

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New post 05 Feb 2009, 18:34
Icandy, could you please explain between C and D?
icandy wrote:
reply2spg wrote:
In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into
complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its
own antifreeze
.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

Please explain


Compound subject needs plural pronoun

A B & E out

C is correct

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Re: SC: in effect [#permalink]

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New post 05 Feb 2009, 18:50
In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into
complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its
own antifreeze.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

Pick C. converting S -> CC is equiv to manufacturing its own AF.
D is just wrong ain't it?

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reply2spg wrote:
In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into
complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its
own antifreeze
.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

Please explain

A,B,E out -- "its" should be their

between C and D

D distorts the orignal meaning.

in C:

in effect --> means --> in reality/actually


X convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, <in effect> (reality/actually) manufacturing their own antifreeze

Here it clearly means that... manufacturing referring the earlier process (i.e convert .. Y.. to Z..)

process = manufacturing antifreeze.

This one makesense..

In D.


X convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, <so that>( consequently/in order that) they manufacture their own antifreeze

it means X converts Y to Z, consequently/in result they manufacture their own antifree.
--> here it says.. they manufacture their own antifreeze.. but we don't know how they manufacture..
It changes the original meaning.




C is the best.
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thanks Suresh...yeah needless to say OA is C
x2suresh wrote:
reply2spg wrote:
In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into
complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its
own antifreeze
.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

Please explain

A,B,E out -- "its" should be their

between C and D

D distorts the orignal meaning.

in C:

in effect --> means --> in reality/actually


X convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, <in effect> (reality/actually) manufacturing their own antifreeze

Here it clearly means that... manufacturing referring the earlier process (i.e convert .. Y.. to Z..)

process = manufacturing antifreeze.

This one makesense..

In D.


X convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, <so that>( consequently/in order that) they manufacture their own antifreeze

it means X converts Y to Z, consequently/in result they manufacture their own antifree.
--> here it says.. they manufacture their own antifreeze.. but we don't know how they manufacture..
It changes the original meaning.




C is the best.

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x2suresh, great explanation! +1

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