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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 23:21
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ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight E

Its between B and E because of proper placement of word being modified.

Phrase "Almost like clones in their similarity to one another" suggested that this phrase should be modifying some plural subject. Thats why B is wrong.


Can a Plural subject in the first part be compared with a Singular subject in the second part....


where is singular?? plurals- "their", "members", "are"...


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SC - Cheetah [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 14:53
Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.

A. the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2006, 06:43
E
Even though wordy, I think, it is only E that has the correct comparisons and conveys the meaning. I could be wrong.
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SC: another good one [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2007, 03:55
Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.
A. the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity
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Re: SC: another good one [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2007, 04:25
Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.

A. the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
--> "homogeneity" is wrongly compared to "clones" . We can say that one clone is smiliar to another clone. However, can we say that a homogeneity is similar to another homogeneity? ---> It is obviously that "homogeneity" can't be compared with "clones" . Also, "them" has no specific antecedent.

One gramma point noted by Vivek123 long ago:
1. The taciturn personality of Joana makes her difficult to approach. --> in this case, "her" is understood to refer to "Joana"
In another case:
2. Joana's taciturn personality makes her difficult to approach --> "her" cannot be used to refer to "Joana"
==> for above reasons, A is out.

B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
--> "its" has no specific antecedent, whether it's "species" or "disease" we don't know. --> B is out.

C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
---> "homogeneity" is wrongly compared with "clones"
--> C is out.

D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
---> Same reason as in C. --> out

E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity --> correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2007, 04:30
Btw, Younggun, where are you from? :) . I guess it's some Asian country, especially Eastern or Southeastern one.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2007, 05:03
thanks lexieqv....nicely explained.
i am from India working in Singapore.

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Re: SC: another good one [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2007, 07:55
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Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.
A. the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity


I pick E.

Species is singular (Eg: Human species is... not human species are...). Eliminate A.

C & D have modifier error; the cheetahs are similar to one another not their homogeneity.

B -> incorrect meaning --> the cheetah species cannot be homogeneous; members of the species can be homogeneous.

Answer E.
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Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2009, 20:37
Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.

(A) the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
(B) the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
(C) the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
(D) homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
(E) members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2009, 22:30
IMO B, test modifier related issues
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2009, 23:02
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Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.
A. the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity



Problem is riddled with pronoun errors
Should be E.
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 00:38
OA is 'E'. I could eliminate A, B and C because of the pronoun error, but how do you decide between D and E??
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 02:27
Yes got it..thanks for the explanation dwivedys..
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 06:56
B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity

Why is B wrong? Is it because the pronoun its can refer to diease or species. Please correct me.
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 07:10
hi, B is wrong not because of its.. but the main reason is if u read the first part it contains 'their',so the modifier should be plural and 'the cheetah species' is singular.. therefore 'members of ... ' is correct.
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 09:36
modifier...

the answer needs to start with members.
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 09:43
please explain the difference.
what is the difference between "cheetah species'" and "cheetah species"? Which one is singular and plural?
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 11:01
Correct me if I am wrong but, I believe they are both singular. When saying species you are referring to the entire group not specific members of the group.

The first one is however possessive and therefore needs an apostrophe.
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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2009, 11:16
"cheetah species" are PLURAL. and in B we have "is" right after.

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Re: Cheetah Species’ Homogeneity [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 04:38
B is wrong because the modifier "Almost like clones in their similarity to one another," cannot modify cheetah species. This twist the entire meaning of the sentence which in reality do not make sense. Effectively saying cheetah species are almost like clones in their similarity to one another. This is different from saying members of the cheetah species are almost like clones ...
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