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Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(A) that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved
(B) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(C) suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(D) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(E) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

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Re: SC: Australian embryologists (gmatprep) [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 21:53
its little confuesing bet A and E. although E looks ll, it should be A because....

evidence - suggests.
not evidence - to suggest.

will think about E too...
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Re: SC: Australian embryologists (gmatprep) [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 23:39
HIMALAYA wrote:
its little confuesing bet A and E. although E looks ll, it should be A because....

evidence - suggests.
not evidence - to suggest.

will think about E too...

I go for A.

E, with "evidence to suggest that", is not idiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2005, 08:19
OA is E.

Does you know why?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2005, 14:15
Is evidence in this sentence plural or singular?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2005, 22:16
I think this should be E.

A. "that suggests that" seems incorrect
B. S-V agreement error because of "has"
C. In "its trunk" antecedent seems "aquatic animal" instaed of elephent
D. || is missing - descended and evolving

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 16:59
evidence is singular

but the subject here is the elephant and the trunk.. so you need plural suggest.....

Invert the sentence as Manhattan gmat says!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 17:51
I'll go for E, but this was difficult.

a is not ||
b tense messed up, use of present continuous
c its refers to? present cont.
d not || present cont.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 19:04
In choice "E" is "is descended" correct? I doubt it

I will go with A
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 19:50
guys i think the subject here is Australian Embryologists and not evidence..that is why we need suggest.

Do you guys agree.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 21:01
Will go with E.

IMO the suggesting is done by the embroyologists not the evidence.
Hence "to suggest" is correct and maintains the S-V agreement.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2006, 07:04
I am still not clear on how "is descended" in A and E are correct? Can "is" go with a past tense? :roll:

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Re: SC: Australian embryologists (gmatprep) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2006, 09:35
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Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(a)..
(b) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(c)suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(d) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(e) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved


Initially, "to suggest" in E seemed unidimatic because I was thinking it was the "evidence" that was suggesting and not the embryologists. However A has ||sm problem. It is missing a THAT before Trunk.

E is correct because it retains parallelism and also, "to suggest" is perfectly alright. They wanted to suggest a theory X and have found evidence that does just that.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2006, 08:20
Here is another classic example of how we shouldn't eliminate answers too quickly...

It was tough for me to keep E on-board at first but when it came down to A vs. E, paraellism won the day... 'that... and that... '

But it took me 2:15, ouch!
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2006, 10:13
Blast :cry: Didnt even read option E...

Turns out that it was right... too fast on the trigger.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 17:27
In E there is not //.


that the elephant is descended......and that its trunk evolved




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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2007, 05:29
Riya05 wrote:
I am still not clear on how "is descended" in A and E are correct? Can "is" go with a past tense? :roll:


This structure "is descended" seems clumsy. Could anybody from native English speakers rephrase it. Does it mean "originates from"?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 05:58
why not C? for me it's between C & E, and 'is descended' in E throws me off.
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why not C ? [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 12:10
yes, I too thought C is better.

Could we use a construction like "is descended from" ?

Please explain.
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SC [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 02:12
Australian embryologists have found evidence that
suggests that the elephant is descended from an
aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolving as a
kind of snorkel.
(A) that suggests that the elephant is descended
from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally
evolving
(B) that has suggested the elephant descended from
an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(C) suggesting that the elephant had descended
from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally
evolved
(D) to suggest that the elephant had descended
from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally
evolved
(E) to suggest that the elephant is descended from
an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally
evolved



Can anyone tell how to 'had descended is worng and 'is descended is right.
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