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Variability in individual physical traits both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between these factors.

(A) both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between

(B) are both determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among

(C) both is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between

(D) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among

(E) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between

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Variability in individual physical traits both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between these factors.

(A) both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
The portion common to genetic and environmental should come before BOTH..
And 'both' means two items, whereas three items are given in parallel..

(B) are both determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among
SAME as A above. With extra error in using among

(C) both is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
Same as above

(D) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among
AND is missing..
Equal weight age to three items requires parallelism in three items and use of and

(E) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
CORRECT

E
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(A) ((both)) ((are)) determined ((through)) genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between - incorrect placement of both, followed by wrong usage of are in place of "is" for variability and of "through" instead of by.

(B) ((are)) ((both)) determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among - same as A.

(C) ((both)) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between - same as A.

(D) is determined ((through)) genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction ((among)) - same as A. Usage of among is incorrect. It should be between. Eliminate.

(E) //is// determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction //between// - correct.

Thus, E is best.

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Variability in individual physical traits both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between these factors.

(A) both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between

(B) are both determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among

(C) both is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between

(D) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among

(E) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between[/quote]


Answer E.

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chetan2u wrote:
Variability in individual physical traits both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between these factors.

(A) both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
The portion common to genetic and environmental should come before BOTH..
And 'both' means two items, whereas three items are given in parallel..

(B) are both determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among
SAME as A above. With extra error in using among

(C) both is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
Same as above

(D) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among
AND is missing..
Equal weight age to three items requires parallelism in three items and use of and

(E) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
CORRECT

E


Hi chetan2u, Skywalker18
I have a doubt between D and E.
Don't we use among incase of more than 2 items and between incase of 2 items.
Here it is more than 2 items so IMO among is appropriate.
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chetan2u wrote:
Variability in individual physical traits both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between these factors.

(A) both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
The portion common to genetic and environmental should come before BOTH..
And 'both' means two items, whereas three items are given in parallel..

(B) are both determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among
SAME as A above. With extra error in using among

(C) both is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
Same as above

(D) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among
AND is missing..
Equal weight age to three items requires parallelism in three items and use of and

(E) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between
CORRECT

E


Hi chetan2u, Skywalker18
I have a doubt between D and E.
Don't we use among incase of more than 2 items and between incase of 2 items.
Here it is more than 2 items so IMO among is appropriate.
Hey, I would like to help you with this.

Here, we are taking about only 2 group of factors - environmental and genetic factors. We treat single group of factors as one. We don't have more than 2 choices.

Hope that solves your conundrum.

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) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction among be correct?

Trying to understand if determined through is unidiomatic or not.
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) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction among be correct?

Trying to understand if determined through is unidiomatic or not.


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Variability in individual physical traits both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between these factors.

(A) both are determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between - INCORRECT as both is used when there are two items and here there are there items. Also both is incorrectly placed

(B) are both determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among - Same as Option A hence incorrect

(C) both is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between - Same as Option A hence incorrect


(D) is determined through genetic factors, environmental factors, as well as interaction among - [b]INCORRECT as determined through is not an idiomatic usage. Also the usage of among is incorrect here.[/b]

(E) is determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, and interaction between - CORRECT, Correct Idiom usage is "Determined by " . Also there is perfect parallelism X,Y and Z

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