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# Like a protein rich diet that the healthy genes need to prod

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24 Jan 2019, 09:18
I assume genes are a type of protien so they made this comparison . but it is anyways absurd, but the underlying crux that they want to convey regarding the verb ing modifier is what we can loom out for
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21 Feb 2019, 03:20
I am going to pick C.

A and B compare ‘a protein’ to ‘the diminishing’. Option E compares ‘a protein’ to ‘a people’. D makes a different mistake, a modifier mistake. As there is no comma before ‘and’, ‘cooking’ is modifying ‘less’.

So C is the right option.
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23 Feb 2019, 09:31
Shouldn't there be a comma before 'and'?
In option C, ain't there a parallelism error?
What kind of comparison is this literally? if someone could explain in a more lucid language coz I'm unable to justify the use of ' like'
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23 Feb 2019, 10:58
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Raj30 wrote:
Shouldn't there be a comma before 'and'?
In option C, ain't there a parallelism error?
What kind of comparison is this literally? if someone could explain in a more lucid language coz I'm unable to justify the use of ' like'

Here's the version created via the use of (C).

Like a protein rich diet that the healthy genes need to produce amino acids, the healthy genes are diminishing as more and more people adopt an urban lifestyle, in which they tend to cook less, eating more processed food and fast food.

The comparison made at the beginning of the sentence does not make sense. While it could make at least a little sense to say something that compares a decrease in consumption of protein rich diets to a decrease in healthy genes, this sentence says that "a," meaning "one particular" protein rich diet is diminishing, a nonsensical statement, and attempts to somehow compare that change to a change in "the healthy genes," without indicating which genes "the healthy genes" are. The beginning of the sentence is a mess.

Regarding the end of the sentence, there is no need for a comma before "and" and there is no flaw in parallel structure. The end of the sentence is fine, as "eating more processed food and fast food" is not a continuation of a list that begins with "they tend to cook less." Rather, "eating more processed food and fast food" is a modifier that modifies the entire preceding clause, "they tend to cook less."
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23 Feb 2019, 11:13
This sentence is confusing and nonsensical. Archived.
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