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In order to grow plants in a physically and chemically controlled environment, scientists at Iowa State University are using modular, economical, and toxic-chemical free Lego bricks, many believe they may solve several problems related to cultivation.

A) many believe they may
B) which are believed by many to
C) and that many believe
D) which, many believe, may
E) and which many believe will


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When nothing seem to help, I would go and look at a Stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred time without as much as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow it would split in two.
And I knew it was not that blow that did it, But all that had gone Before
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In order to grow plants in a physically and chemically controlled environment, scientists at Iowa State University are using modular, economical, and toxic-chemical free Lego bricks, many believe they may solve several problems related to cultivation.

A) many believe they may

"they'' refers to bricks and hence incorrect. Also the sentence after the "," is independent and hence incorrect.

B)which are believed by many to

Passive voice here is not preferred over active voice.
C)and that many believe
and usage is incorrect . Also the sentence and "that many believe solve" is incorrect as it does not have a verb

D)which, many believe, may

Which logically refers to lego bricks . The sentence is grammatically correct.
E)and which many believe will
will changes the original meaning of the sentence. Hence wrong

Answer Option D is correct

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Bricks, Underlined solve many problems related to cultivation..
Now, if you look the meaning we can clearly see that Underlined part should be something to signify that bricks help to solve this problem. Considering this in mind, we are left with B and D.

B is not only wordy but gives a different meaning that many believe so that it will solve the several problems related to cultivation.

D make sense and looks good to me.

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What i know is that *and + that* is wrong in option C...How come C is the right option?
That must refer to something and even isnt parallel to anything...Experts kindly explain this question
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Hi, I was wondering could any of you guys please explain why option C is the correct answer. Like others, I opted for option D as well simply because I thought option C changed the meaning completely and we didn't require the usage of "and". Please help us out in this question! Would immensely appreciate it!

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Option D is flawed because it means Bricks themselves will solve problems --- illogical

Option C means That (use of Lego bricks ) will solve the problem - correct

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Hi, I was wondering could any of you guys please explain why option C is the correct answer. Like others, I opted for option D as well simply because I thought option C changed the meaning completely and we didn't require the usage of "and". Please help us out in this question! Would immensely appreciate it!

Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

I don't know whether the wrong answer has been posted here by Prashant10692. It seems to me that the best answer, in terms of grammar and logic and rhetoric, is (D). Choice (C) is an awkward train wreck.

Either Prashant10692 made a mistake and the correct answer is (D), or the question author had some bizarre reasoning why he thinks (C) is not only a plausible answer but also correct--that would be embarrassing. Either way, it's hard to proceed without clear information about all this, so until these points can be clarified, it's best to ignore this SC question.

Does this make sense?
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csaluja wrote:
Hi, I was wondering could any of you guys please explain why option C is the correct answer. Like others, I opted for option D as well simply because I thought option C changed the meaning completely and we didn't require the usage of "and". Please help us out in this question! Would immensely appreciate it!

Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

I don't know whether the wrong answer has been posted here by Prashant10692. It seems to me that the best answer, in terms of grammar and logic and rhetoric, is (D). Choice (C) is an awkward train wreck.

Either Prashant10692 made a mistake and the correct answer is (D), or the question author had some bizarre reasoning why he thinks (C) is not only a plausible answer but also correct--that would be embarrassing. Either way, it's hard to proceed without clear information about all this, so until these points can be clarified, it's best to ignore this SC question.

Does this make sense?
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I did mistake in providing you guys with the correct OA. Its D and I have made the changes.
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When nothing seem to help, I would go and look at a Stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred time without as much as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow it would split in two.
And I knew it was not that blow that did it, But all that had gone Before
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