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# With cloning technology, scientists are approaching what has

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With cloning technology, scientists are approaching what has long been the ultimate goal of modern husbandry: achieving a consistency of quality and production in farm animals as once thought to be limited to manufactured goods.

(A) achieving a consistency of quality and production in farm animals as once thought to be
(B) achieving farm animals with a consistency of quality and production as were once thought of as
(C) achieving in farm animals a consistency of quality and production that was once thought to be
(D) achievement of farm animals whose consistency of quality and production are the same as what were once thought to he
(E) achievement of farm animals at a consistency of quality and production once thought of as

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25 Nov 2005, 03:02
A looks the least of all the evils.
Would go with A.

What is the OA?

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25 Nov 2005, 03:38
C for me.

achieving is better than achievement.

that was once thought to be is the best choice.

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25 Nov 2005, 08:41
as once thought to be... doesn`t sound idiomatic.

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25 Nov 2005, 12:08
GMATT73 wrote:
as once thought to be... doesn`t sound idiomatic.

Clear (C)

Only after reading your reply I choose C. Immediately I choose A however the argumentation you give seems reasonable so I changed my opinion to C.

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25 Nov 2005, 16:18
joemama142000 wrote:
With cloning technology, scientists are approaching what has long been the ultimate goal of modern husbandry: achieving a consistency of quality and production in farm animals as once thought to be limited to manufactured goods.

(A) achieving a consistency of quality and production in farm animals as once thought to be
(B) achieving farm animals with a consistency of quality and production as were once thought of as
(C) achieving in farm animals a consistency of quality and production that was once thought to be
(D) achievement of farm animals whose consistency of quality and production are the same as what were once thought to he
(E) achievement of farm animals at a consistency of quality and production once thought of as

The OA is C

What is their goal? their goal is achieving
It sounds better than achievement
D, E are out
B-awkward
A-I think a could sound bettter with "as...as"

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