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possessive expression or idiom

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lonely gmatter Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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possessive expression or idiom

Post Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:39 pm
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Sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to acid rain, is an especially serious pollutant because it diminishes the respiratory system's ability to deal with all other pollutants.

(A) an especially serious pollutant because it diminishes the respiratory system's ability to deal
(B) an especially serious pollutant because of diminishing the respiratory system's capability of dealing
(C) an especially serious pollutant because it diminishes the capability of the respiratory system in dealing
(D) a specially serious pollutant because it diminishes the capability of the respiratory system to deal
(E) a specially serious pollutant because of diminishing the respiratory system's ability to deal

I chose D, but the posted answer was A.
Isn't it better not to use 'possessive noun' expression with " 's " to mention noun which is not a human? And rather, isn't it better to use 'N of N' expression?

In other words, I thought that "the capability of the respiratory system" is better than "ther respiratory system's ability", because it's more clear to make the relation between two nouns and respiratory system is not human being so " 's " expression is incorrect. My guessing was wrong?

Please explain this. thanks.

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Post Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:14 pm
Many thanks, Johny. Happy new year!

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Post Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:08 pm
i think there is no "specially serious pollutant" or "not so special serious pollutants"
that makes a difference

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Post Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:10 am
i ll answer to your doubt later.

here one should discard E & D first ...
since especially is especially important here. Laughing

cut B also.

Now remains A & C and hence your query Smile

here s the trick: respiratory system is a human organ anyways. Wink



one food for thought is coming in next post for you and other members Smile

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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:20 am
oops i forgot my promise Wink

which one s correct?

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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:17 pm
I think the first one sounds better. hmmmm...
The second one seems wordy.

Return to my question,
There are differences between the choice A & D;
1) the capability vs ability
2) specially vs especially
3) possessive expression <'s> vs the use of

choce C cannot be the correct answer, I think, because is weird.



What should be the no. 1 priority to chose an answer?
and what is the key point on this question?
(possessive expression is the point? or usage of word??)

Thank you, Johny.

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Post Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:42 am
In SC always go for simple structure.

2. there's difference between two words.
use ''esp.'' when you picking up a particular thing among group.
3. for 3rd pt. i asked a q. which you answered correctly... i hope you got my point Laughing

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i dont hv PC right now.
hope u understand.

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