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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory

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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhere to one another, beating in unison and adopting specialized orientations exclusive of one another.
(A) beating in unison and adopting
(B) they beat in unison while adopting
(C) beat in unison, and adopt
(D) beating in unison yet adopting
(E) even though they beat in unison and adopt
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 20:37
D is my pick
To emphasize the contrast - 'peculiar feature...beating in unison...orientations exclusive of one another', we need 'yet' here.
This logic takes precedence over the 'parallelism' and other GMAT'ically correct stuff!
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 20:55
The underline portion of the sentance is a subordinate clause. Therefore, we should use a participle, i.e. -ing, to the clause. Eliminate B, C and E.

"A peculiar feature...." gives the sense that we need to contrast on feature from another. Therefore, we need to use" beating in unison yet adopting." The best answer is D.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 08:11
was going to choose C until I read gsr`s clever explanation. 8-) Great SC!

Agree with D.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 06:33
Another D.

The part of the sentence that is not underlined give it away that there should be a shift between the two. Only D does it correctly.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 12:57
First, I would have chosen C. But after all your good explaination, I go with D. Tricky one.
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