Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 Jan 2017, 13:56

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 14 Jul 2004
Posts: 700
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jun 2005, 11:41
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as chameleons, have recently become familiar to biologists as an excellent animal for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with hormones.

(A) an excellent animal for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with
(B) an excellent animal for laboratory studies of interaction of stimuli and
(C) being excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with
(D) excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction between stimuli with
(E) excellent animals for laboratory studies of the interaction of stimuli and

Is there a grammar rule that if the subject and verb of the sentence are plural the object also has to be plural? What if the subject and verb were singular, would the object of the construct have to be singular too? From a "counting" perspective this makes sense but i wanted to know if there was a rule or something?
If you have any questions
New!
SVP
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 1731
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jun 2005, 12:04
Hmmmm... very complex and important concept....

IMO, green ligards are an animal not animals. gramatically they should be animals but logically they are an animal.

the cooreelative conjunction "between" should be followed by ...... and ..... So B should be correct. however i am not fully convinced with "interaction of stimuli and"

(A) between ........ with. not correct.
(B) an excellent animal for laboratory studies of interaction of stimuli and
(C) being doesnot sound good
(D) same as A. also donot like animals
(E) animals. same like D.
Director
Joined: 18 Feb 2005
Posts: 673
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jun 2005, 12:11
I think "interaction ...with" is correct

But again if "between" comes after "interaction" , "and" should be present to support between....

This is probably in parallel with

distinguish X from Y

distinguish between X and Y

Is this correct guys?
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 May 2005
Posts: 373
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jun 2005, 17:21
lizards - plural, so animals it is. Eliminate A and B.

"being" - no good, so C is out.

D uses the same wrong idiom as A

Manager
Joined: 20 Oct 2004
Posts: 126
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jun 2005, 17:53
I choose E. Eliminate A and B because lizards is plural so animals should be used. Most of the time, you should eliminate the choice that uses being, so C doesn't work. In D, the correct idiom should be between x and y.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 429 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jun 2005, 06:29
E is best
A and B are out because they use singular and inappropriately refer to plural noun "Green anole lizards"
C) "known as being" is redundant
D) wrong idiom. It should be "interaction between X and Y"
E) correct although not ideal. "interaction of X and Y" could mean that X and Y are two mutually ind. elements interacting with a third element Z but again, the idiom I mentioned in D is best. This question is poorly written for choice E.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 725
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jun 2005, 08:14
E for me too.

D is definetly wrong because of incorrect IDIOM.
Intern
Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jun 2005, 13:05
E

Plural tense (lizards -- animals)/correct idiom use
Director
Joined: 14 Jul 2004
Posts: 700
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Jun 2005, 18:55
Paul wrote:
E is best
A and B are out because they use singular and inappropriately refer to plural noun "Green anole lizards"
C) "known as being" is redundant
D) wrong idiom. It should be "interaction between X and Y"
E) correct although not ideal. "interaction of X and Y" could mean that X and Y are two mutually ind. elements interacting with a third element Z but again, the idiom I mentioned in D is best. This question is poorly written for choice E.

Paul,
Let take the following sentence:

Green anole lizards have recently become familiar to bilologists as excellent animal(s).

What is the rule that is being tested for animal Vs animals?

Counting? Subject = plural so all references to subject should be in plural terms, whether its pronouns or any other noun used to refer to the subject? Is that what is being tested.

I realize "animals" is not the object of the sentence. I guess my brain must have been really fried when i typed the original post.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 429 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2005, 20:20
In GMAT world you should keep subjects being compared in the same number. If subject is plural, it should be compared to a similar plural noun. Since this problem had lizards, we should keep same number of comparison. Hence, animals.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 352
Location: USA
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

29 Jun 2005, 03:00
I had narrowed the choices to D and E. I chose D, and read all the responses. Is interaction between wrong? Is the correct idiom interaction of??

If that is the case, then the answer should be E. A and B are out, because green lizards ... is plural and therefore what follows should be animals, and not an animal. C is out because of being
Director
Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Posts: 728
Location: Milwaukee
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

29 Jun 2005, 08:31
I had narrowed the choices to D and E. I chose D, and read all the responses. Is interaction between wrong? Is the correct idiom interaction of??

If that is the case, then the answer should be E. A and B are out, because green lizards ... is plural and therefore what follows should be animals, and not an animal. C is out because of being

The problem here is not the usage of interaction. Gramatically I don't see a problem with the phrase "interaction between" error here is what comes after this phrase. When you use between to compare two noun/noun phrases you need conjunction "and" as in between X and Y
_________________

Praveen

29 Jun 2005, 08:31
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
18 As U.S. nuclear attack submarines prowl their familiar haunt 9 23 Apr 2012, 02:06
SC: Green taxes 1 24 Aug 2008, 05:53
Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as 3 02 Aug 2008, 00:31
One of the most familiar plots used in todays cinema is the 3 30 Jun 2008, 12:42
1 Green anole lizards, familiar to schoolchildren as 4 19 Jul 2007, 10:56
Display posts from previous: Sort by