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# As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates

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As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next
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Another refers to any other
the other is more specific , it refers to one particular other

The intent here is to compare with all species and not a specific one

So, i will go with D
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24 Jul 2009, 17:03
D

individuals (plural) of one species ..... than those (plural) of another

i guess parallel?
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24 Jul 2009, 22:58
ankur55 wrote:
As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

IMO D has parallelism: individuals of one genetic composition is parallel to those of another
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IMO D

We are comparing "individuals of one genetic composition" with "individuals of another genetic composition".
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26 Jul 2009, 01:53
We are comparing two things here ‘’individuals of one genetic composition’’ are better than individuals (those ) of one another (Genetic composition)
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26 Jul 2009, 03:14
one -- another
each -- other

A, B --> out
E --> awkward

between C & D, D is parallel
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03 Aug 2009, 08:28
I got D.

My reasoning was the same as natia ["individuals of one" is parallel to "those of another"].
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04 Aug 2009, 19:06
I, too, vote for D.

What's the OA?
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We are comparing two things here ‘’individuals of one genetic composition’’ are better than individuals (those ) of one another (Genetic composition)

well i agree with your reasoning..IMO D
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06 Aug 2009, 01:37
IMO D
individuals of one genetic composition are better [strike]at reproducing[/strike] than the individuals (those) of another
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08 Aug 2009, 20:57
D also
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08 Aug 2009, 21:42
After the explanations agree with D
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