As contrasted with the honeybee, the yellow jacket can sting repeatedly without dying and carries a potent venom that can cause intense pain.
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The sentence presents a contrast between the honeybee and the yellow jacket. The yellow jacket can sting repeatedly without dying, and it carries a potent venom that can cause intense pain. This information doesn’t apply to the honeybee.
The idiomatic ways to express contrast are:
- In contrast to X, Y
- In contrast with X, Y
- Unlike X, Y
The given structure “as contrasted with X, Y” is non-idiomatic.
(A) Incorrect. For the idiom error mentioned above.
(B) Incorrect. The honeybee — and not something of the honeybee — needs to be contrasted with the yellow jacket. Therefore, the possessive “honeybee’s” is incorrect.
(C) Incorrect. The sting of the honeybee is contrasted with the yellow jacket. Illogical contrast.
(D) Incorrect. Similar reason to option B. The use of “that of the honeybee” is incorrect.
(E) Correct. This option correctly contrasts the honeybee with the yellow jacket using an idiomatic structure.