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Men's interest in developing a cure of cancer have promoted

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Men's interest in developing a cure of cancer have promoted the rapid advances in the abstruse field now known as Genetic Engineering.

A. Men's interest in developing a cure of cancer have promoted
B. Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted
C. That men are interested in developing a cure for cancer have promoted
D. Interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted
E. Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted


I believe everyone should have been able to get through this one.
However, not to spoil the fun, I have put my query below in gray.
So, kindly select the text in order to see it.

Query: "Why is E wrong? Is it because compared to D, E is wordy or is it something to do with Men's Interest."

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New post 21 Jun 2008, 23:18
The correct answer is D. The other options are wordy. Men's interest is firstly wordy, secondly its wrong. Its hsould be Man's interest

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New post 22 Jun 2008, 03:05
I rechecked the question. It seems they have put B and E options as the same.

Infact, I apologize for the underlined stem. I had to type the whole question, hence I must have typed it wrong.

The sentence and the option A should read "Men's" and not "Man's".

I have edited it now in the Main question stem.

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bhatiagp wrote:
The correct answer is D. The other options are wordy. Men's interest is firstly wordy, secondly its wrong. Its hsould be Man's interest



I feel Option D is wordy and quite passive in nature and hence will not support the same.

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New post 22 Jun 2008, 05:31
bhatiagp is correct on this one.
OA is D.

I had chosen E for the fact that D was doing away with the Possesive Noun "Men".

I still can't find any issue with the words "Men's interest".

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Men's interest pertains to men in gender
man's interests pertains to both genders ... . thats my understanding..

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New post 22 Jun 2008, 05:50
Thanks bhatiagp, that makes sense.

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New post 22 Jun 2008, 07:23
Good Discussion.
But to what I understand :
<<
ref:Dictionary.com)
man singular
men, verb, manned, man·ning, interjection
–noun
1. an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman.
2. a member of the species Homo sapiens or all the members of this species collectively, without regard to sex: prehistoric man.
3. the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex; the human race; humankind: Man hopes for peace, but prepares for war.
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For me,
Man hopes for peace, but prepares for war.
Men hope for peace, but prepares for war.

Both mean the same thing.

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