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# Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the

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07 May 2005, 20:16
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Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the diseases known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea.
(A) of the diseases known
(B) of the diseases to be known
(C) of the diseases that is known
(D) known of the diseases
(E) diseases known

Plz explain ur choice.
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08 May 2005, 21:09
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I would choose E. Simplify the sentence you'll get:
Kuru, one of the deseases known, is ....
When you see "one of" you know it is one of a group of things which should be represented by a plaural noun.

For A, it simplify to this:
Kuru, one of the strangest [something] of the diseases known, ...
You need a noun after the word "strangest" otherwise "strangest" is missing a word to modify.
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07 May 2005, 20:26
E, unquestionably. The passive voice makes it a well known statement of the sciences.
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08 May 2005, 01:14
E, the repetition of "of" makes the sentence read awakward.

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08 May 2005, 03:05
I will go with 'A'
Because we are comparing kuru against the 'strangest & most insidiuous of all the diseases known' and not just to any 'known disease' as in 'E'.

I am not sure if I came across correctly, so let me try it differently.
We are comparing Kuru against a subset of all the known disease.
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08 May 2005, 04:51
Even I'm inclined towards A becoz of the same reason as given above.
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08 May 2005, 13:28
my first choice was E
but if it is not E, it should be C.
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08 May 2005, 13:56
It should be (E).

Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious diseases [that are] known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea.

Portion in blue is Appositive describing Kuru
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09 May 2005, 05:58
OA is "E".....I love ur SC expl Honghu, so easy to understand with least amt of grammar lingos. You make it more like a logic. Good to see u back
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19 May 2005, 22:59
banerjeea_98 wrote:
OA is "E".....I love ur SC expl Honghu, so easy to understand with least amt of grammar lingos. You make it more like a logic. Good to see u back

Heh thanks baner. That's because I don't know much grammar lingos.
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20 May 2005, 05:06
This is a little late.

So in AC E we are saying that:
Kuru, one the most strangest diseases and one of the most insidious diseases known..

Would A have been correct if we would have said:
Kuru, the strangest and most insidious of the diseases known...

or would it have been better if :
Kuru, one the strangest and most insidious {something} of the diseases known.

I fail to undertand the structure in this case.

Honghu could u enlighten me? perhaps with an example:pray

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