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Of the over 1000 species of rhododendron, the Rhododendron ponticum, n

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Of the over 1000 species of rhododendron, the Rhododendron ponticum, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, is probably the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey which is produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

A. is probably the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey which is produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

B. is probably the most dangerous as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

C. is possibly the more dangerous of them as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

D. is most likely the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

E. is possibly the most dangerous since it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen could be poisonous.

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The correct response is (B). “More” is the comparative form, and is only correct when used between two items. Since there are “over 1000” species, we should use the superlative “most.” In the original sentence, the phrase “which is” creates an unnecessary relative clause.

Answer choice (E) is not correct. We use the modal verb "can" to make general statements about what is possible. We use "could" to show that something is possible in the future, but not certain. The sentence should say “it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous,” not “it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen could be poisonous.” In addition, we use “probably” to indicate that something is highly likely. We use “possibly” to indicate that the chances of something happening are not zero. Since the original sentence uses “probably”, we should stick with “probably”. In general, we should stick with the meaning conveyed in the original answer choice unless the original answer choice is illogical.

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"The Rhododendron ponticum" is compared with 1000 species, so "most dangerous" is used.

Only B, D and E are left out. D is wordy.

In E, "since" is an unnecessary word because there is no need for time period and also alters the meaning.

B is correct answer.

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Came down to B and E.
Chose B because could be does not sound right in Each.

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Of the over 1000 species of rhododendron, the Rhododendron ponticum, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, is probably the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey which is produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

A. is probably the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey which is produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

B. is probably the most dangerous as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous. Correct

C. is possibly the more dangerous of them as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

D. is most likely the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

E. is possibly the most dangerous since it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen could be poisonous.
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Of the over 1000 species of rhododendron, the Rhododendron ponticum, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, is probably the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey which is produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

A. is probably the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey which is produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

B. is probably the most dangerous as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous. Correct

C. is possibly the more dangerous of them as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

D. is most likely the more dangerous as it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen can be poisonous.

E. is possibly the most dangerous since it’s proven the honey produced from its pollen could be poisonous.


A, C and D are out. "The more" is wrong, should be "the most"
Between B and E, I pick B.
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