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Sentence Correction: Redundancy - "as well as"

Polaroid, a synthetic plastic patented and developed further by Edwin H. Land, usually takes the form of sheets or lenses that consist of many microscopic pointed crystals aligned during production, resulting in the material's ability to transmit or absorb light, depending on direction.

This answer choice is grammatically flawed because it uses the incorrect preposition in after depending. The correct idiom is depending on.

This answer choice is grammatically flawed because it uses the incorrect preposition with after resulting. The correct idiom is resulting in.

This answer choice is grammatically flawed because it uses the incorrect preposition as after takes the form. The correct idiom is takes the form of.

This answer choice creates redundancy by using as well as instead of and.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

as well as

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Using the correct prepositions, the original sentence is grammatically correct and is the most concise of the answer choices.

and developed further by Edwin H. Land, usually takes the form of sheets or lenses that consist of many microscopic pointed crystals aligned during production, resulting in the material's ability to transmit or absorb light, depending on
and developed further by Edwin H. Land, usually takes the form of sheets or lenses that consist of many pointed microscopic crystals aligned during production, resulting in an ability of the material to transmit or absorb light, depending in
as well as developed further by Edwin H. Land, usually takes the form of sheets or lenses that consist of many microscopic pointed crystals that are aligned during production resulting in the material's ability to either transmit or absorb light, depending on
and further developed by Edwin H. Land,  takes the form, in most cases, of sheets or lenses that consist of many microscopic pointed crystals aligned during production resulting with the material's ability to transmit or absorb light, depending on
and developed further by Edwin H. Land, usually takes the form as sheets or lenses that consist of many microscopic pointed crystals aligned during production and resulting in the material's ability to transmit or absorb light, depending on