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This question was very odd.. I got this wrong. Any explanation on why you think your answer is correct will be helpful...

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08 Jul 2006, 17:32
I think A is wrong because:
In A, 'are contained' is plural, but we are talking about 'a human cell'

also the sentence ends with 'three percent of the cell's DNA.' Which means that we are talking about one cell.

sorry explanation is weak, best I can do right now...
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09 Jul 2006, 02:08
Only C and E put a ballpark limit on the genes found in a cell.

(E) uses the correct S-V structure.
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09 Jul 2006, 12:05
Good job guys... OA is E.

I picked C... didn't pick the SV agreement during the test.

I was thrown off by the 50K-100K genes ... are contained, whereas the subject is "information" not "genes" which makes the difference between "is" and "are".

Thanks all.
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09 Jul 2006, 16:10
(E)

Also "mere" (adjective) will fit here than merely, which is an adverb.
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09 Jul 2006, 20:23
Hey, yea cud pick out E as the answer, I was lukin for the "is" factor, which was in D and E.

My doubt is, what was the SV factor u guys r speakin about..??
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09 Jul 2006, 20:49
I am confussed....coz according to me....'is' refers to genes found in the human celll.......and to me it should be plural......so I am consfussed with the OA
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09 Jul 2006, 21:05
Clear winner E.

"the" is required to point to the specifice thing. In this case the 5000 to 10000 genes.

Also merely 3% is incorrect. When given a specific number "ly" form should not be used.
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09 Jul 2006, 21:32
It's E.

- Proper use of definite article "the"
- "all of the information" is singular so "is" is required.

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Brajesh
09 Jul 2006, 21:32
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