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While scorpion sting can cause moderate damage to an adult human, it can be potentially devastating to infants or elderly humans – the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– for whom it may even cause death.

A. it can be potentially devastating to infants or elderly humans – the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– for whom it may even cause death.
B. it can potentially be devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins acting by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– who may even die.
C. it can devastate infants or elderly humans– the toxins bind to sodium channels, which inhibit the inactivation of activated channels and block neuronal transmission– causing even death.
D. it could be potentially devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins binding to sodium channels, thereby inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– for whom it can even be lethal.
E. it is potentially devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– to whom it can even be lethal.

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While scorpion sting can cause moderate damage to an adult human, it can be potentially devastating to infants or elderly humans – the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– for whom it may even cause death.

A. it can be potentially devastating to infants or elderly humans – the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– for whom it may even cause death.
B. it can potentially be devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins acting by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– who may even die.
C. it can devastate infants or elderly humans– the toxins bind to sodium channels, which inhibit the inactivation of activated channels and block neuronal transmission– causing even death.
D. it could be potentially devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins binding to sodium channels, thereby inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– for whom it can even be lethal.
E. it is potentially devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– to whom it can even be lethal.


A. Redundancy – “can be potentially”

B. Redundancy – “can potentially be”

C. The modifier “which inhibit….” wrongly refers to sodium channels.

D. Redundancy – “could be potentially”

E. Correct. Corrects all the errors above.


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Can you please elaborate how "Can be potential"is redundant ?
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Can you please elaborate how "Can be potential"is redundant ?


The sting can be devastating = the sting is potentially devastating. (i.e. The sting has the potential to cause devastation, whether it would cause or not is not known - it can cause, just that much is known)

Thus "can be potentially" is redundant.
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Can you please elaborate the usage of 'whom' in this sentence?

Also please give details on the usage of whom - Is 'whom' a possessive form for things as well, like 'whose' is?
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Can you please elaborate the usage of 'whom' in this sentence?

Also please give details on the usage of whom - Is 'whom' a possessive form for things as well, like 'whose' is?


"Whom" is the object form of the pronoun "who". Please take a look at the following groups:

Person - Who (subject), whose (possessive), whom (object).

Example:
The person, who came here, is my uncle. ( subject who)
The person, whose car is parked outside, is my uncle. (possessive whose)
The person, whom you saw, is my uncle. (object whom)

Thing - Which (subject), whose (possessive), which (object).
The book, which is lying on the table, is mine. (subject which)
The book, whose pages are all torn, is mine. (possesssive whose)
The book, which you are reading, is mine. (object which)

In option E, the object form (whom is used)

It can be lethal to infants or elderly humans. (the infants or elderly humans = object of preposition "to")
Hence the object form "whom" is used.
....to whom it can be lethal.
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In the last phrase to whom is correct or for whom ?
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Does some one notices Death and lethal ?? It changes the meaning completely.

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Death = Lethal

Does not change the meaning at all.
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IMO E should use "devastating TO...."FOR whom" and not "devastating FOR....TO whom"

Especially because the earlier section has used "TO an adult", so using FOR is not parallel
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Hi experts,

What part of a sentence does "to whom it can even be lethal" plays in answer D? Is it a modifier?

it is potentially devastating for infants or elderly humans– the toxins act by binding to sodium channels, inhibiting the inactivation of activated channels and blocking neuronal transmission– to whom it can even be lethal.
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