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Senior Manager
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13 May 2004, 01:54
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Much of Barbara McClintock's work had had hardly any notice until there were recently rapid developments in genetic research that allowed scientists to appriciate the significance of her findings.
(B) went with hardly any notice until recently, when rapid developments in genetic research
(C) went virtually without any notice until there were recently rapid developments in genetic research that
(D) went virtually unnoticed until recently, when rapid developments in genetic research
(E) had been almost unnoticed until recently, when there were rapid developments in genetic research that

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13 May 2004, 03:24
My choice, (D).

(A) and (C) "were recently" is not correct here.

(B) sounds wordy, "went with hardly any notice"

It is development in generic research and not generic research that allowed scientist, hence "that" is not required, so (E) is wrong.

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13 May 2004, 07:06
I was alomost going to choose E. But D looks the best.
E has another problem besides that mentioned by mba. The part after the comma is not concise.

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13 May 2004, 13:34
Dharmin wrote:
Much of Barbara McClintock's work had had hardly any notice until there were recently rapid developments in genetic research that allowed scientists to appriciate the significance of her findings.
(B) went with hardly any notice until recently, when rapid developments in genetic research
(C) went virtually without any notice until there were recently rapid developments in genetic research that
(D) went virtually unnoticed until recently, when rapid developments in genetic research
(E) had been almost unnoticed until recently, when there were rapid developments in genetic research that

Dharmin

D is consise and correct
As mba mentioned E is incorrect as "that" is misleading.
Also I think the use of "had been" or "were" is incorrect

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13 May 2004, 23:28
Yes buddies, the actual answer is "D", but it was between "B" and "D"
I choosed B in place of D, any rationale to choose D between B and D ?

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13 May 2004, 23:28
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