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The list of animals that exhibits a preference of either

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The list of animals that exhibits a preference of either using the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include the lower vertebrates.

A. exhibits a preference of either using the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include
B. exhibits the preference to use either the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded and includes
C. exhibit a preference in either using the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include
D. exhibit a preference for using either the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include
e. exhibit the preference as to either using the right or left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded and includes
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New post 16 Jun 2009, 02:30
Correct idiom is "prefer to"

A. exhibits a preference of either using the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include (Incorrect Idiom)
B. exhibits the preference to use either the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded and includes (Correct Idiom and "The list" is singular so require "Exhibits")
C. exhibit a preference in either using the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include (Incorrect Idiom)
D. exhibit a preference for using either the right or the left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded to include (Incorrect Idiom)
e. exhibit the preference as to either using the right or left hand (i.e. claw, paw, or foot) has been expanded and includes ((Incorrect Idiom and singular "Exhibit")
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New post 16 Jun 2009, 03:13
I vote for D

Here the subject for "exhibit" is "animals". "List" cannot exhibit preference for using hand. Since "Animals" is plural, we must not use "exhibits". A and B are out because of this reason.

Out of C, D, and E, the correct use of idiom would be "preference for", hence D is correct
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New post 16 Jun 2009, 03:58
My vote for D.

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