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In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species,

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28 Oct 2007, 15:49
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In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species, dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism's trying to metabolize, or render harmless. the chemical that is irritating it.

(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the . chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

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28 Oct 2007, 15:54

C & D = "attempt to try" is redundant & unidiomatic

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28 Oct 2007, 23:35
Ravshonbek wrote:
In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species, dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism's trying to metabolize, or render harmless. the chemical that is irritating it.

(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the . chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

AB: trying to is awkward. use attempt

CD: attempt to +try = (attempt to)^2. redundant.

E it is.

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29 Oct 2007, 01:49
OA is E. thnaks

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29 Oct 2007, 02:07
'trying to metabolize' is awkward. We need 'attempt to..' -> A,B out
C -> 'such a chemical irritant' appears to suggest a certain chemical. Out.
D -> 'it' points to dioxin. Out.

E is the best -parallel and no pronoun referent problem.

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