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People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one

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People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent
seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may
explain why a generic condition so debilitating to many individuals has
survived in the human population.

(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria, which is
(D) seem to be resistant to malaria, having
(E) seem to be resistant to malaria; this is

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New post 07 Feb 2009, 13:41
B makes the second part of the sentence logical and complete.

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New post 07 Feb 2009, 21:20
The fact that they are resistant to malaria is itself an evolutionary advantage; B,C and D change the meaning

Between A and E, I'll go with E because A has a run on sentence

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New post 08 Feb 2009, 01:41
I saw this question somewhere else, the correct answer should be A
Someone called it noun apposition modifier, we can refer to OG 11th supplement 59 "a shortcoming".

Also in "SC questions - reserve" posted here before "........., information that"

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New post 08 Feb 2009, 05:33
Hi mates,

this is a tricky one!!

First, I picked B, but then I realized that the secnd part should modify the fact of the lack of the gene

so, agree with A. The others can change the meaning, and E is not correct, using this as subject after a semicolon

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New post 09 Feb 2009, 08:31
I picked B since I felt that you need to get correct meaning.
Also I felt evolutionary advantage is the gene not the resistance to malaria.

evolution => the historical development of a biological group .
What is the evolutionary advantage?
People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent.
1.) This gene makes them "seem resistant to malaria".
2.) This gene gives them an evolutionary advantage.

If you define the resistance to malaria as the evolutionary adv., (which the sentence structure suggests), then the previous answers mentioned in this thread are correct.

This sentence has a weird structure and is poor example.

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