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The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much

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The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possiblity that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

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New post 19 Jul 2005, 20:53
E makes sense.

A, B, and C are wrong because they all cary "it" where as "they" is required as a pronoun of "leaves". in D, "the possible" seems
awakward. So E wins...........

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New post 20 Jul 2005, 16:23
E it is.

A,B,C have misplaced modifiers because the the phrase can only modify the nouns in the independent clause it belongs to.

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New post 21 Jul 2005, 17:51
I'll pick E.

for A,B & C pronoun should be plural to refer to 'leaves of...'

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