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Isn't 'are' required after 'most of them'? Most of them are at least........
Without any helping verb, it seems awkward!


No, "verb" is not required. "Most of them at least as small as the electron" is a subgroup modifier. Following are the correct structures of subgroup modifiers:

1. ...most of which are at least as small as the electron...
2. ...most of them at least as small as the electron...
3. ...most at least as small as the electron...


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If when 'most of ....' is used as subgroup modifier, and doesn't contain be verb, why the following correct sentence contains be verb 'are' after 'most of which'?

1. ...most of which are at least as small as the electron...
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No, "verb" is not required. "Most of them at least as small as the electron" is a subgroup modifier. Following are the correct structures of subgroup modifiers:

1. ...most of which are at least as small as the electron...
2. ...most of them at least as small as the electron...
3. ...most at least as small as the electron...


Thanks again.

If when 'most of ....' is used as subgroup modifier, and doesn't contain be verb, why the following correct sentence contains be verb 'are' after 'most of which'?

1. ...most of which are at least as small as the electron...


You will need to memorize the three correct standard forms of subgroup modifiers ("most of which" carries a verb; "most of them" and "most" do not).
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In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different "flavors" of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.


most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display
most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying
mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying
mostly at least as small as the electron, which display
most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying

To avoid confusions, a reasonable approach to this issue may be on these lines.

1. most of them as small or smaller than the electron:-
Idiom error. A comparison starting with as large or as small should be completed with another as at the end of the comparison. No more thoughts on this. We can remove A, B, and C on this count.

'At least as small as' implies that it is minimum as small as or larger.

In D, 'electron which display' is SV number problem.

Hence E.
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