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# The possibility to produce a generic antiviral is extremely low becaus

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The possibility to produce a generic antiviral is extremely low because a virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, is able to produce enough mutations to negate the impact of any human injected medications.

A. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, is able to produce

B. virus, dependent on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, is able to produce

C. virus depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, produces

D. virus, dependent on the residing host cell and the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, to produce

E. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, produces
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11 Aug 2018, 10:32
Meaning: The possibilty to produce a genetic antiviral is extremely low because a virus can produce enough mutations to negate the impact of human injected medications.

Sentence structure: Main Clause: The possibilityto produce a generic antiviral is extremely low. (S-V pair is higlighted)

Dependent Clause: because a virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and
acidic
solvent, is able to produce enough mutations to negate the impact of any human injected medications

Modifiers: depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent

POE :

A. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, is able to produce Correct

B. virus, dependent on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, is able to produce Modifier error

C. virus depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, produces Change in meaning.In the original sentence , we are talking about the ability of the virus to produce

D. virus, dependent on the residing host cell and the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, to produce Makes this sentence fragment ("virus to produce")

E. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, produces
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12 Aug 2018, 02:16
PP777 wrote:
Meaning: The possibilty to produce a genetic antiviral is extremely low because a virus can produce enough mutations to negate the impact of human injected medications.

Sentence structure: Main Clause: The possibilityto produce a generic antiviral is extremely low. (S-V pair is higlighted)

Dependent Clause: because a virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and
acidic
solvent, is able to produce enough mutations to negate the impact of any human injected medications

Modifiers: depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent

POE :

A. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, is able to produce Correct

B. virus, dependent on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, is able to produce Modifier error

C. virus depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, produces Change in meaning.In the original sentence , we are talking about the ability of the virus to produce

D. virus, dependent on the residing host cell and the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, to produce Makes this sentence fragment ("virus to produce")

E. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, produces

Thank you for your input. Could you please enlight the reasoning behind the Modifier Error in answer B? We cannot start a modifier with a working verb, correct?
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25 Aug 2018, 19:35
I didn't take me a lot of time to solve this. I notice the singular noun virus and the commas. With that in mind we have nonessential information in the middle and easily eliminate some of the options:

The possibility to produce a generic antiviral is extremely low because a virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, is able to produce enough mutations to negate the impact of any human injected medications.

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A. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, is able to produce

Depending is describing correctly what conditions could be. It refers correctly to virus. Finally we have a correct list of elements: a) the amount of moisture and b) acidic solvent.
I don't see any problems con (A), so let's keep it.

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B. virus, dependent on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, is able to produce

There are a lot of commas. It is not clear what is the nonessential information. If we remove the amount of moisture, then we have a completely wrong sentence.
Eliminate (B)

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C. virus depending on the host cell that it resides in and on the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, produces

A comma has disappeared after virus, changing the meaning of the sentence.
Eliminate (C)

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D. virus, dependent on the residing host cell and the amount of moisture and acidic solvent, to produce

It is 100% wrong. We don't have a verb for the sentence.
Eliminate (D)

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E. virus, depending on the host cell that it resides in, the amount of moisture, and acidic solvent, produces

Same reason as B. Eliminate (E)

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