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A. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight. – Misplaced modifier: scientists are not the alternative to the corneal transplantation.

B. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells in the eye by scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists possess the ability to restore lost sight. – Logical predication: its not the scientist that posses the the ability but the stem cells, thus the meaning of the sentence is incorrect.

C. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells possessing the ability to restore lost sight in the eye by city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s scientists along with U.S. scientists, offers hope. - -Correct answer

D. Scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye, which possess the ability to restore lost sight, and promising to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea. – Iogical predication: its not the eye that possess the ability, but the stem cells

E. Scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight promising to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea. – Logical predication: It is not the eye that posssess the ability to restore lost sight but the stem cells.
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Hi expert,
I'm facing some dilemmas with correct option C.

Does option C mean the discovery promises to be an alternative?
Why we need to have a comma before "offers"?

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Hi expert,
I'm facing some dilemmas with correct option C.

Does option C mean the discovery promises to be an alternative?
Why we need to have a comma before "offers"?

Thanks


The comma should not be there.... corrected. Thank you for pointing out.
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Few things we learned from this passage:
1). Scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye
2). The cells possess the ability to restore lost sight
3). This discovery offers a promising alternative to treat blindness

Keep in mind that it is the potent stem cells that possess the ability to restore sight, not the eye itself or the discovery of the cells.

1. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight.

A. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight.
"That" incorrectly modifies "eye", which does not possess the ability to restore lost sight. The potent stem cells in the eye possess the ability to restore lost sight. Incorrect

B. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells in the eye by scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists possess the ability to restore lost sight.
If we read this answer choice carefully, we see that "the discovery of..... by scientists..... possess the ability to restore lost sight". Again, the discovery does not possess the ability. Incorrect

C. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells possessing the ability to restore lost sight in the eye by city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s scientists along with U.S. scientists, offers hope.
Here, "Possessing the ability to restore lost sight" correctly modifies potent stem cells. Correct

D. Scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye, which possess the ability to restore lost sight, and promising to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea.
Like choice A, "which" incorrectly modifies "eye", which does not possess the ability to restore lost sight. Incorrect

E. Scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight promising to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea.
Same as choice A. Incorrect

Hope this helps!


Thanks! Enlighten me a lot! But I'm still confused that "restore lost sight in the eye" in option C will not be mistakenly understanded as "the sight is in the eye" rather than "the stem cell is in the eye" since their close positions?
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about c-
i agree it seems the most logic

but i kinda have a modifier problem with it

what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells possessing the ability to restore lost sight

its not to discovery itself that could be alternative. it's those potent stem cells no?
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lpardess wrote:
about c-
i agree it seems the most logic

but i kinda have a modifier problem with it

what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells possessing the ability to restore lost sight

its not to discovery itself that could be alternative. it's those potent stem cells no?


Hi lpardess ,

Welcome to GMATClub :)

You have slightly misunderstood the meaning here.

It is saying "In what promises to be alternative" meaning in the discovery "something is an alternative". What is that? It is the potent cells.

Easy question if you are very careful while understanding the meaning.

Does that make sense?
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I saw almost all the explanations before writing this post.
I also came down to B and C.
But I am not sure if in choice C, THE DISCOVERY has the ability to restore list sight or the POTENT STEM CELLS haven't tis ability.

Actually I am confused with option C due to this.

Pls help.

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I saw almost all the explanations before writing this post.
I also came down to B and C.
But I am not sure if in choice C, THE DISCOVERY has the ability to restore list sight or the POTENT STEM CELLS haven't tis ability.

Actually I am confused with option C due to this.

Pls help.

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Hi kumarparitosh123 ,

Here is the concept gap.

Whenever we are used "ing" form joined directly to the noun without any comma, it always refers to the noun it is next to.

Hence, "possessing" is actually referring to Potent cells rather than discovery.

Does that make sense?
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Isn't "caused from" unidiomatic? Help?
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Hi NicoleJaneway ,

I donot see any issue with this idiomatic usage.

It is clearly saying blindness caused from damage to cornea. I know you must be thinking why is it not "blindness caused by damage to cornea".

Well, I would say both are fine.

As GMATNinja says, try to find out other reasons of rejecting an option if you are literally not sure about the idioms.

I would prefer to stay away from Awkwardness, sounds bad or idioms usage unless I don't have any option than to go with these.

Does that make sense?
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Few things we learned from this passage:
1). Scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye
2). The cells possess the ability to restore lost sight
3). This discovery offers a promising alternative to treat blindness

Keep in mind that it is the potent stem cells that possess the ability to restore sight, not the eye itself or the discovery of the cells.

1. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight.

A. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight.
"That" incorrectly modifies "eye", which does not possess the ability to restore lost sight. The potent stem cells in the eye possess the ability to restore lost sight. Incorrect

B. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells in the eye by scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists possess the ability to restore lost sight.
If we read this answer choice carefully, we see that "the discovery of..... by scientists..... possess the ability to restore lost sight". Again, the discovery does not possess the ability. Incorrect

C. In what promises to be an alternative to corneal transplantation for treating blindness caused from damage to cornea, the discovery of potent stem cells possessing the ability to restore lost sight in the eye by city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s scientists along with U.S. scientists, offers hope.
Here, "Possessing the ability to restore lost sight" correctly modifies potent stem cells. Correct

D. Scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye, which possess the ability to restore lost sight, and promising to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea.
Like choice A, "which" incorrectly modifies "eye", which does not possess the ability to restore lost sight. Incorrect

E. Scientists from city-based L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with U.S. scientists claimed to have discovered potent stem cells in the eye that possess the ability to restore lost sight promising to be an alternative to corneal transplantation in treating blindness caused from damage to cornea.
Same as choice A. Incorrect

Hope this helps!


The OG 18 said, which can jump the modifiers, such as "in the eye", to modify cells.
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hello, what is the source of this question?

I cannot find the source.
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