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Found throughout Central and South America, sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough that two species of algae grow on its coat and between its toes.

(A) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough
(B) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs, they sleep fifteen hours a day, and with such infrequent movements
(C) sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang from trees, sleep fifteen hours a day, and move so infrequently
(D) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeping fifteen hours a day and moving so infrequently
(E) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeps fifteen hours a day, and it moves infrequently enough
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Re: Sloths - SC [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 23:59
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Found throughout Central and South America, sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough that two species of algae grow on its coat and between its toes.

(A) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough
(B) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs, they sleep fifteen hours a day, and with such infrequent movements
(C) sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang from trees, sleep fifteen hours a day, and move so infrequently
(D) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeping fifteen hours a day and moving so infrequently
(E) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeps fifteen hours a day, and it moves infrequently enough


enough structure is : enough ( for someone/something) to do sth. Thus, A and E are out
B is fragmented sentence so it's out.
D: the sloth means a species. We should use verbs without s
So , I got C.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 02:31
I'd pick D.

IMO, there're only two choices to pick.
The sentence ends with...grow on its coat and between its toes.
Because the pronoun its refer to a single sloth there's only D and E left.

moves infrequently enough that...in E sounds awkward.

So D is the choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 03:10
I pick C.

A, B and D are not parallel.

in E it should be hangs, sleeps and moves, not hangs, sleeps and it moves.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 03:21
D it is!

..so infrequently..is needed to make correct sense.

But still, C is wrong because C implies that sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang, sleep and move where in fact they use limbs just to hang and probably to move!
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 03:22
Hi jdtomatito,
shudn't the 'it' present at the end of the sentense refer to a singular noun? C says 'sloths' (also, their)

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I pick C.

A, B and D are not parallel.

in E it should be hangs, sleeps and moves, not hangs, sleeps and it moves.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 03:47
You are absolutely right crisnas, we can rule out A, B and C.

Between D and E I would choose D, "infrequently enough" in E does not make sense
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 05:44
I guess (D) is the only possible answer.

The subject should be singular, so (A), (B), (C) are out.
In (E), "enough that" is not idiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 06:06
E for me.

first of the its in the last part of the sentence,the one that is not underlined, indicates we need to use a singular subject...so we need to use "the sloth"

A, B and C are out. Now in D, sleeping is not parallel with hangs, so D is out...E is in...no matter how much I dont like the wording, there is nothing wrong in it...
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 07:16
Infrequently enough in E sounds awkward, therefore my money is on D
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 16:47
I pick D.

Should use "the sloth" instead of "sloths" because "IT" is used in the later part (its coat and between its toes)

Should be "so frequently that". "frequently enough that" is unidiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 18:45
mohish got it first :P
OA is D
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Re: Sloths - SC [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 19:15
Antmavel wrote:
Found throughout Central and South America, sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough that two species of algae grow on its coat and between its toes.

(A) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough
(B) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs, they sleep fifteen hours a day, and with such infrequent movements
(C) sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang from trees, sleep fifteen hours a day, and move so infrequently
(D) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeping fifteen hours a day and moving so infrequently
(E) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeps fifteen hours a day, and it moves infrequently enough


go with D. look for highlighted part. since the pronoun it(s) is not underlined so we should look for singular pronooun. so only choices tremain are D and E. E violets llism. so remains D.
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Re: Sloths - SC [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2005, 20:55
Antmavel wrote:
Found throughout Central and South America, sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough that two species of algae grow on its coat and between its toes.

(A) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs and sleep fifteen hours a day, moving infrequently enough
(B) sloths hang from trees by long rubbery limbs, they sleep fifteen hours a day, and with such infrequent movements
(C) sloths use their long rubbery limbs to hang from trees, sleep fifteen hours a day, and move so infrequently
(D) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeping fifteen hours a day and moving so infrequently
(E) the sloth hangs from trees by its long rubbery limbs, sleeps fifteen hours a day, and it moves infrequently enough



I've got the OE for this( just came across it in my SC book):
D, the best choice, correctly subordinates sleeping and moving to hangs while using the idiomatically correct phrasing so( infrequently) that...The pronoun its shows clearly that the limbs belong to the sloth, not the trees. Choice A illogically coordinates hang and sleep and, like E, uses the unidiomatic expression infrequently enough that. B creates an awkward and nonparallel series: sloths hang..., they sleep..., and with...C creates a confusing and absurd image with use their...limbs to hang...,sleep..., and move...A,B and C all mistakenly use the plural sloths, which does not agree, with its coat and ...its toes. E wrongly coordinates hangs and sleeps and violates parallelism by inserting it before moves...to creat a new independent clause.
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