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# Perhaps only among populations that have raised dairy

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Perhaps only among populations that have raised dairy  [#permalink]

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21 Oct 2003, 07:06
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Perhaps only among populations that have raised dairy
animals for the past 10,000 years or so people retain
beyond childhood the ability that they can produce
lactase,
the enzyme that enables them to digest milk products.
(A) people retain beyond childhood the ability that
they can produce
(B) people retain beyond childhood the ability to produce
(C) is the ability of people retained beyond childhood to
produce
(D) do people retain beyond childhood their ability for
producing
(E) do people retain beyond childhood the ability to
produce

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21 Oct 2003, 07:45
I go with C.
THE PARALLESIM OF NON-UNDERLINED PART GOES WELL WITH the starting of ''do peopl ...,
that eliminates chioces A B n c.
between D n E , d is not paralle,''producing''
E suits the best! comments ?
have fun

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21 Oct 2003, 10:49
Stolyar, could u expalin?
Initially I chose B, but now I see that E is better indeed. But I just feel it, can not explain why, it just sounds "more correct" to me. Though what is te rule here?

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21 Oct 2003, 22:07
My reasoning:
The presence of ONLY requires subject-verb inversion. Therefore, A and B are out. We stay with C, D, and E.
C offers a passive and splitted construction. Out.
IMO: It is more idiomatic to say AN ABILITY TO DO than to say AN ABILITY FOR DOING.
So, I go with E.

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22 Oct 2003, 00:00
Thanx, Stolyar,
I am clear now.
As for "ability for" - obviously, it's incorrect.

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22 Oct 2003, 05:20

Here is the link with the explanation of inverse order
Hope that this link will be usefull for those who are unfamilliar with it (like me )

http://www.testmagic.com/grammar/explan ... ersion.htm

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22 Oct 2003, 10:58
Ah I guessed B before looking at people's responses. I made a mistake of considering the "do" and just skimming through rest of the choices once I found the right "sounding" choice. So close was I !!

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22 Oct 2003, 10:58
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