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# Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections,

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Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections, medical x-rays, and exposure to sunlight, it is important that the chromosomes of a population to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with those of a control population.

(A) to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with
(B) being tested for damage induced chemically are compared with
(C) being tested for chemically induced damage should be compared to
(D) being tested for chemically induced damage are to be compared to
(E) that is to be tested for chemically induced damage are to be comparable with
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29 Jun 2005, 03:39
A it should be. A is concise and clear cut. A is also parallel, to be...be

Choices B, C and D start with being, and usually one should avoid being, except when all other choices are bad.

E is unnecessarily wordy
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30 Jun 2005, 10:23
A is my choice.

Need compare with (for disimilarity)
compare to (for similarity)

(A) to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with
- Good
(B) being tested for damage induced chemically are compared with
- Out Need sunjunctive Mood. Need a form of to be
(C) being tested for chemically induced damage should be compared to
- Out need compare with
(D) being tested for chemically induced damage are to be compared to
- Out need compare with
(E) that is to be tested for chemically induced damage are to be comparable with
- Out since it says population is to be tested instead of chromosomes.
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30 Jun 2005, 10:58
a uses the correct idiom compared with and it uses the subjunctive mood
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30 Jun 2005, 11:21
should be A. everything else has some kind of problem
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30 Jun 2005, 18:04
riteshgupta1 wrote:
Need compare with (for disimilarity)
compare to (for similarity)

i think compare with compares similar things where as compare to compares to disimilar things.
30 Jun 2005, 18:04
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