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# Instead of antagonizing each other in professional turf

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Instead of antagonizing each other in professional turf wars. Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbedly.
A. antagonizing each other in professional turf wars, Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbedly

B. antagonizing each other in professional turf wars, Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbed

C. each one antagonizing the other in professional turf wars, Smith and Jackson managed to cooperate so that they were able to do each of his biochemical research undisturbedly

D. each of them antagonizing the other in professional turf wars, Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each one could do his biochemical research undisturbedly

E. antagonizing each other in professional turf wars, Smith and Jackson managed to cooperate so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbed
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When we say, antagonizing each other, two people are in action. Smith alone doing it is improper modification So, we can eliminate A, B and D. C has a pronoun number problem in the second part. The subject of the second part is- they-. This plural subject does not gel with the singular - his.
So E. Incidentally --do his biochemical research undisturbed – is correct expression. Eg; he walks fast; not fastly; he sings well, not welly or goodly; he jumped high, not jumped highly; he went short in his positions, not he went shortly in his positions.
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Instead of antagonizing each other in professional turf wars. Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbedly.
A. antagonizing each other in professional turf wars, Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbedlyundisturbed vs. undisturbedly. undisturbedly is incorrect.

B. antagonizing each other in professional turf wars, Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbedundisturbed is correct. But managed to cooperate with Jackson is more concise in choice E

C. each one antagonizing the other in professional turf wars, Smith and Jackson managed to cooperate so that they were able to do each of his biochemical research undisturbedlyundisturbed vs. undisturbedly. undisturbedly is incorrect.

D. each of them antagonizing the other in professional turf wars, Smith managed to cooperate with Jackson so that each one could do his biochemical research undisturbedlyundisturbed vs. undisturbedly. undisturbedly is incorrect.

E. antagonizing each other in professional turf wars, Smith and Jackson managed to cooperate so that each was able to do his biochemical research undisturbeduses undisturbed and is concise[managed to cooperate]
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25 Nov 2012, 12:45
IMO E

Totally agree with Daagh reasoning.

He nailed this one!!
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03 Jan 2013, 20:59
Daagh ur explanation is quite good...
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