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Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the [u]fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of [/u]a possible link in the evolutionary chain from water-based to land-based organisms.
a. the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of
b. a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provides fossils that are evidence
c. a large scaly creature, whose fossils resemble both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of
d. the fossils of a large scaly creature, which resembles both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of
e. the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide evidence of
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 21:34
with fossils being the subject, eliminate b and c

get rid of d, provides is singular

e has awkward construction

a is the best choice
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 21:38
A stands.

What has been discovered---->the fossils.

Also, only A maintains the correct SVA :

the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of
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Re: SC: Fossils [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 21:46
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Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the [u]fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of [/u]a possible link in the evolutionary chain from water-based to land-based organisms.
a. the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of
b. a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provides fossils that are evidence
c. a large scaly creature, whose fossils resemble both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of
d. the fossils of a large scaly creature, which resembles both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of
e. the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide evidence of


D - S-V problem fossils <> provides - out
B - creature can not provide fossils - out
C - distorts the meaning
E - Wrong construction and distorts the meaning

A - best
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 06:15
important to recognize fossils are the discovery here, not the creature.
clear A.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 06:28
Another A.

fossils provide evidence, scaly creature does not.
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Re: SC: Fossils [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 10:01
I need some help determining why E is not correct. Can we get a expert to elaborate?
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Re: SC: Fossils [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 10:19
Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of a possible link in the evolutionary chain from water-based to land-based organisms.
a. the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of -> PERFECT -> IMO
b. a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provides fossils that are evidence -> ELIMINATE since key discovery is fossils and not the large scaly creature
c. a large scaly creature, whose fossils resemble both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of -> eliminate .. same reason as written in (b)
d. the fossils of a large scaly creature, which resembles both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of -> fossils ... proivides violates SVA. -> ELIMINATE
e. the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide evidence of -> This is INCORRECT since here
here its said fossils resemble the fish and land animal. But actually the creature does,Not its fossil.hence ELIMINATE

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Re: SC: Fossils [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 10:41
jimmyjamesdonkey wrote:
I need some help determining why E is not correct. Can we get a expert to elaborate?


the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide evidence of

= the fossils of X and provide evidence of...
( "and" is not required here)..
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Re: SC: Fossils [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 12:05
As someone above posted, the problem with E is the faulty comparison between the fossils and fish and land-based creatures. The fossils don't resemble a fish or a land animal...they are feakin fossils! The fossils resembles the fossils of fish and land-based creatures, though.
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