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As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causing the bee to sustain a fatal injury.

A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causing
B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in the fact that the act of stinging causes
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results in the act of stinging causing
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes
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27 Apr 2009, 06:32
My bet is on D. Here are reasons-
A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this
results in the act of stinging causing---this
B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes---with the result
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes---results in the fact
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results
in the act of stinging causing---good
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes---with the result

Let me know the OA.
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27 Apr 2009, 09:03
OA is C

The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes
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As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the
act of stinging causing the bee to sustain a fatal injury.
A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this
results in the act of stinging causing
B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results
in the act of stinging causing
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes

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03 May 2009, 10:14
vageesh wrote:
OA is C

The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes

Are you sure OA is C?
I'd choose A. In fact, I insist it's A.
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05 May 2009, 09:15
I doubt its C!

results in the fact >>looks ugly

Should be A or D. But A is more appealing within the context as it shows cause-effect clearly.

vageesh wrote:
OA is C

The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes
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05 May 2009, 09:46
between A and C, I choose C. ( I dont know why A is wrong but thought C's structure is better and clear).
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05 May 2009, 18:54
Are you sure the answer choce is C ? My say is that the answer is D

If the answer is C, what is "it" referring to ? I thought the subject is "honeybee’s stinger" which is a possesive so i would expect it's rather than it.
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes

Could you please provide with the explanation ?
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09 Jun 2009, 03:53
THis is aGMAT Prep question.

OA is surprisingly E!

vageesh wrote:
As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the
act of stinging causing
the bee to sustain a fatal injury.
A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this
results in the act of stinging causing
B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results
in the act of stinging causing
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes
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As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the
act of stinging causing
the bee to sustain a fatal injury.
A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this
results in the act of stinging causing
B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results
in the act of stinging causing
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes

Yes, I've looked up this question in another thread, and the OA is E! I managed to narrow my answer choices to C and E, but I chose C. Here's what I know: present participle + another present participle (stinging causing) is wrong because you don't know whether the first one is modifying the second one or the vise versa. That eliminates answer choices A, B,and D.

Another thing with option B is that the sentence starts with "as" treating the first part of the sentence as a dependant clause, so naturally you would expect to find an independent clause after the comma, but you don't. So it's wrong.

Now the tricky part is between C and E where I was stuck. The part that I should have paid attention in option C is the fact that it essentially says, "The honeybee's stinger results in the fact." So stingers automatically result to a fact??? It's illogical. So option E remains!

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09 Jun 2009, 07:46
I agree with 'E'

C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in the fact that the act of stinging causes... This is what makes 'C' incorrect
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results in the act of stinging (I guess a comma should come here in order to make its correct) causing...
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes... So by POE, I end with 'E'.

Correct me if I am wrong..
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11 Jun 2009, 16:45
tarek99 wrote:
vageesh wrote:
I managed to narrow my answer choices to C and E, but I chose C. Here's what I know: present participle + another present participle (stinging causing) is wrong because you don't know whether the first one is modifying the second one or the vise versa. That eliminates answer choices A and D.

Please explain in a detailed way since C has the same error as A and D ...stinning causing.
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11 Jun 2009, 19:16
peraspera wrote:
vageesh wrote:
OA is C

The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes

Are you sure OA is C?
I'd choose A. In fact, I insist it's A.

In A, "this" refers incorrectly.

thats why I think it is wrong.
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11 Jun 2009, 23:10
perfectstranger wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
vageesh wrote:
I managed to narrow my answer choices to C and E, but I chose C. Here's what I know: present participle + another present participle (stinging causing) is wrong because you don't know whether the first one is modifying the second one or the vise versa. That eliminates answer choices A and D.

Please explain in a detailed way since C has the same error as A and D ...stinning causing.

no, answer choice C has "stinging causes"
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A and B are wrong since they are incorrectly using the As comparator...They have pronoun reference as well.....D has a pronoun reference error.....I think I'll choose E....Though not very sure about it....
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03 Nov 2009, 16:54
A : this is ambiguous
B : As …, with … - incorrect
C and D : change the meaning – result is caused by both barbed and inserted.
OA is E
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08 Jul 2012, 20:36
I still don't quite understand how is E correct? "... with the result that the act of stinging causes" sounds incredibly awkward to me.
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As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the
act of stinging causing the bee to sustain a fatal injury.
A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this
results in the act of stinging causing
B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes
C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in
the fact that the act of stinging causes
D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results
in the act of stinging causing
E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the
result that the act of stinging causes

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As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causing the bee to sustain a fatal injury.

Lets Break the sentence:
Clause 1: As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted
Clause 2: this results in the act of stinging causing[/u] the bee to sustain a fatal injury :

Here wrong idiom is used, As X as Y is used for comparison and As + noun used to show the role. Here use of As is wrong.
This and These can not stand alone, they have to be used with a noun.

A. As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causing

B. As the heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes

C. The honeybee’s stinger, heavily barbed and staying where it is inserted, results in the fact that the act of stinging causes - This sentence is grammatically correct but wrong in meaning. The honeybee stinger result in the fact. Under time pressure i also chose this choice wrongly.

D. The heavily barbed stinger of the honeybee stays where it is inserted, and results in the act of stinging causing - Comma + and starts a new clause. In this sentence 'and' clause do not have a subject.

E. The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes- This seems to be the best option. However in am confused about with clause here.
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