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# Unlike the conviction held by many of her colleagues that

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27 Jun 2017, 00:07
C is wrong for following reasons: passove / v-ing / "contrary to"

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27 Jun 2017, 01:31
Unlike the conviction held by many of her colleagues that genes were reatively simple and static, Barbara McClintock adhered to her own more complicated ideas about how genes might operate, and in 1983, at the age of 81, was awarded a Nobel Prize for her discovery that the genes in corn are capable of moving from one chromosomal site to another.

This question prompts to check the correct entities of comparison
The comparing entities are Many of her colleagues and Barbara McCllintoick

Meaning
Bm believes in her own ideas though its not believed by others. Her adherence in herself and ideas lead to win a noble prize.

(A) Unlike the conviction held by many of her colleagues that genes were
Comparing entities are wrong. the conviction is compared with Barabara.

(B) Although many of her colleagues were of the conviction of genes being
The comparing entries are correct but the usage of being is wrong

(C) Contrary to many of her colleagues being convinced that genes were
conviction is replaced with convinced but changes the intended meaning of the sentence as The usage of being is wrong.

(D) Even though many of her colleagues were convinced that genes were
The comparing entities are correct and so the meaning

(E) Even with many of her colleagues convinced of genes being
Meaning ambiguity
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26 Aug 2017, 10:25
In this sentence, can conviction and convinced be used interchangeably?
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Conviction is a noun and convinced is either an action verb or a past participle. How can two different parts of speech be interchanged?
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05 Sep 2017, 11:38
Ans is D
A incorrect comparison
B,C AND E are out for wordy and awkwardness , also usage being is not preferred.
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05 Sep 2017, 15:28
Shiv2016 wrote:
In this sentence, can conviction and convinced be used interchangeably?

Hello Shiv2016,

The sentence does not use conviction and convinced interchangeably. With the change in the structure of the answer choice, the noun conviction and the verb were convinced has been used to suit the structure so that the choice can express the intended meaning.

But yes, both these words have been used to the same effect.

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