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In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among flowers that contain nectar and those that do not, entomologists have designed experiment that they hope will reveal the flower - visiting pattern of these butterflies.


A. In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among

B. To determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between

C. For determining if white cabbage butterflies discriminate or not between

D. Because of wanting to determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between

E. Since they wanted to determine if white cabbage butterflies discriminate among

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Originally posted by NandishSS on 30 May 2016, 19:38.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Nov 2018, 03:44, edited 2 times in total.
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In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among flower that contain nectar and those that do not, entomologists have designed experiment that they hope will reveal the flower - visiting pattern of these butterflies.

A.In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among
B.To determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between
C.For determining if white cabbage butterflies discriminate or not between
D.Because of wanting to determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between
E.Since they wanted to determine if white cabbage butterflies discriminate among



"flower" should be "flowerS", PLURAL. this sentence is misspelled
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Between X and Y is the correct idiom - Eliminate A and E

B.To determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between

C.For determining if white cabbage butterflies discriminate or not between - Incorrect - Awkward.

D.Because of wanting to determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between - Incorrect - Wordy. 'Because of wanting' is not needed

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In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among flowers that contain nectar and those that do not, entomologists have designed experiment that they hope will reveal the flower - visiting pattern of these butterflies.

A.In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among
B.To determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between
C.For determining if white cabbage butterflies discriminate or not between
D.Because of wanting to determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between
E.Since they wanted to determine if white cabbage butterflies discriminate among


There are several reasons for choosing option (B)

1. " To determine " = Correct as per standard english usage.
2. Whether = Includes a choice or alternative.
3. Those = Correctly refers to flowers
4. Correct Idiomatic usage = Between x and Y

Hence IMHO completely with the OA (B)
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In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among flowers that contain nectar and those that do not, entomologists have designed experiment that they hope will reveal the flower - visiting pattern of these butterflies.

A.In order to determine whether or not white cabbage butterflies discriminate among - Among is used for more than 2 items , also whether or not is redundant
B.To determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between - Correct
C.For determining if white cabbage butterflies discriminate or not between - For determining is awkard , discriminate or not is redundant
D.Because of wanting to determine whether white cabbage butterflies discriminate between - Because of wanting is redundant
E.Since they wanted to determine if white cabbage butterflies discriminate among - Among is used for more than 2 items . Since we have 2 items here , we need to use between

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