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Because fish look through water, their eyes are very
different from a mammal.
A. from a mammal
B. from a mammal’s
C. from that of a mammal
D. than that of a mammal
E. than is a mammal’s.
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12 Jun 2008, 17:09
C is the best out of a pretty bad lot. Different than is incorrect in D and E. A compares eyes to a mammal incorrectly. In the remaining 2 C sound better although I could argue that C is also incorrect as it compares plural eyes to a singular eye.
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12 Jun 2008, 17:58
I think B is correct.Because in C option,that of a mammal ,that indicates pron+n(their eyes)
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B...
C would have been correct with "from those of a mammal"

but i agree with BSD that the lot is bad!
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goalsnr wrote:
Because fish look through water, their eyes are very
different from a mammal.
A. from a mammal
B. from a mammal’s
C. from that of a mammal
D. than that of a mammal
E. than is a mammal’s.

"different from" is correct idiom.
C-"that" should be "those".
A-"eyes of fish" cannot be compared to "a mammal".
B is correct.
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14 Jun 2008, 00:52
B for me

their eyes are very different from a mammal's [eyes]

D might have been close if we it would have been

"than those of a mammal"
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OA is B.

I don't have a OA but here is my reasoning:

We are comparing eyes of a fish to eyes of a mammal.

A- out incorrect comparision
B -Correct comparision -holdit
C,D - eyes are plural "that" is incorrect usage.
E - awkward construction.

B remains.
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B's comparison is just as incorrect as Cs. "a mammal's" implies that many eyes are compared to one mammal's . For B to work, the mammal's would need to read mammals' and the a before the mammal (which makes it explicitly singular) would need to be removed.

Sorry, but this question's a dud.
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16 Jun 2008, 14:24
bsd_lover wrote:
B's comparison is just as incorrect as Cs. "a mammal's" implies that many eyes are compared to one mammal's . For B to work, the mammal's would need to read mammals' and the a before the mammal (which makes it explicitly singular) would need to be removed.

Sorry, but this question's a dud.

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16 Jun 2008, 21:40
Definitely B doesn't work out.
mammal's what ?? To put "eyes" as elliptic just because "eyes of fish" is not clear.
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02 Sep 2008, 15:58
Please see if this explanation helps explaining B ( it is not my explanation - im just copying it from somewhere)

The presence of 'their eyes' indicates that, either the possesive form or 'that of' should appear in the 2nd part of the comparison in the plural form to maintain parallelism.
Hence i will look for 'from those of mammals'.

Based on above explanation C is incorrect choice and we are left with B
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02 Sep 2008, 22:49
I chose B actually but i am wondering whether i can say as "different from a mamal's" instead of "different from a mamal's eyes"?
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I chose B actually but i am wondering whether i can say as "different from a mamal's" instead of "different from a mamal's eyes"?
Thanks for any help!

Yes, Apparently the possessive form is helping us refer to the same organ implicitly.
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goalsnr wrote:
Because fish look through water, their eyes are very
different from a mammal.
A. from a mammal
B. from a mammal’s
C. from that of a mammal
D. than that of a mammal
E. than is a mammal’s.

Got this one in my GMAT prep Exam pack - 1, The OA is "B".
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08 Jun 2014, 21:47
Even if you consider 'eyes' as a unit, then 'that' is okay in option (C).

So when (B) and (C) are grammatically correct, conciseness is the issue.

(B). conveys same meaning in fewer number of words than conveyed by (C)
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goalsnr wrote:
Because fish look through water, their eyes are very
different from a mammal.
A. from a mammal
B. from a mammal’s
C. from that of a mammal
D. than that of a mammal
E. than is a mammal’s.

Comparison is between Fish's eyes and mammal's eyes.

Only choice 'B' compared there two things correctly. 'That' in choice 'C' is wrong.
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Because fish look through water, their eyes are very different from a mammal.
A. from a mammal - illogical comparison
B. from a mammal’s - Correct
C. from that of a mammal - That is incorrect as eyes are plural
D. than that of a mammal - That is incorrect as eyes are plural , idiom error
E. than is a mammal’s. - Subject verb agreement - 'is' ,idiom error

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