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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,

(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,

(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,





OE given by OG wasn't clear to me.
Could someone explain appear as vs appear to?
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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 05:14
I think it's B b/c of appear vs appeared and have been equipped
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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 06:14
B because of the Idiomatic use of 'Equipped'. ( i.e equipped to <Verb> ) and 'Appear' (i.e X appears as Y)
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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 10:06
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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,

(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,

(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,



We know paths is wrong - removes C & D

The idiom is "appear to be" not "appear as". Therefore, A is out.

Between B & E - "have been" is the present perfect continuous tense - something that started in the past but continues in the PRESENT. Hence, the present tense - appear and not appeared.
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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 10:27
The idiom is "appear to be" not "appear as".

Appear as - may exist in the following sentence: It appears as if/as though I was wrong

Usage of appear according to Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary:

You've got to appear (to be) calm in an interview even if you're terrified underneath.
To people who don't know him he probably appears (to be) rather unfriendly.
Things aren't always what they appear to be.
[+ to infinitive] She appears to actually like the man, which I find incredible.
There appears to be some mistake.
[+ (that)] It appears (that) she left the party alone.
It appears to me (that) (= I think that) we need to make some changes.
FORMAL It would appear (that) (= It seems that) nobody on board the aircraft actually had a licence to fly it.
[+ adverb or preposition] It appears as if/as though I was wrong.
Everything was not as it appeared - secret deals had been done.
I know how it must appear, but it's not really as bad as it looks.
"Has he left?" "It appears not/so."
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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 10:55
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[+ to infinitive] She appears to actually like the man, which I find incredible. - observe this! this is wrong on the GMAT


This is not wrong ! The relative pronoun "which" is not modifying man. If it was modifying man, it would have been WHO.

WHICH is modifying the fact that she - likes the man.

She appears to actually like the man, which I find incredible.
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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 11:15
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[+ to infinitive] She appears to actually like the man, which I find incredible. - observe this! this is wrong on the GMAT


This is not wrong ! The relative pronoun "which" is not modifying man. If it was modifying man, it would have been WHO.

WHICH is modifying the fact that she - likes the man.

She appears to actually like the man, which I find incredible.


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Re: Verb form; Diction [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 11:20
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B because of the Idiomatic use of 'Equipped'. ( i.e equipped to <Verb> ) and 'Appear' (i.e X appears as Y)


My Bad :oops: it should be X appears to be Y
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