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# Of all insects, past and present, the cockroach stands out as the most

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Of all insects, past and present, the cockroach stands out as the most resistant to change among them.

[A] the cockroach stands out as the most resistant to change among them
[B] the cockroach stands out as the most resistant to change
[C] the cockroach alone stands out as the most resistant to change
[D] the cockroach stood out as the most resistant to change
[E] only the cockroach alone stands out as resistant to change

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03 Aug 2017, 07:40
Of all insects, past and present, the cockroach stands out as the most resistant to change among them
[A] the cockroach stands out as the most resistant to change among them
Use of THEM is incorrect since the antecedent is absent. Kindly note that INSECTS is not the antecedent
[B] the cockroach stands out as the most resistant to change
CORRECT
[C] the cockroach alone stands out as the most resistant to change
Use of ALONE and MOST leads to redundancy. Hence Incorrect.
[D] the cockroach stood out as the most resistant to change
Use of Past tense to represent a FACT is incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
[E] only the cockroach alone stands out as resistant to change
Use of ONLY and ALONE leads to redundancy. Hence Incorrect.
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