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In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 05:55
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In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze.
(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 07:34
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In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze.
(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze



A,B, E are out because of incorrect pronoun: its --> it is suppose to be "their"

and I am stuck between C and D..

I think C sounds better :wink
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 12:49
I also confused btw C and D, but chose D. OA is C. What is wrong with D.
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 12:53
so that , they ....their in D is quite wordy .
Answer : C
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 20:27
C is the best,
In D, the use of "so that" implies that they do this purposely to manufacture antifreeze. This distorts the meaning.
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I also confused btw C and D, but chose D. OA is C. What is wrong with D.
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2009, 23:08
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In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze.
(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze --> its here is not suitable because the mentioned objects are vertebrates and fish, so can't be it
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own --> the same error
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze --> in effect correctly plays the role of an adv, and them are better than it --> the best
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze --> they here play the role of a subject of the new clause but it is not clearly modified for which Noun: carbonhydrates, glycerols, starches or vertebrates and fish ???. Finally, using clause here is more complex than using participle phrase as (A), (B) and (C)
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze --> wordy and wrong meaning, etc
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2009, 23:07
C for sure.

Since invertebrates is plural, A and B are out.

"So that they" in D is always wrong usage and "thus the" is wring in E

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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 04 May 2009, 10:26
A, B and E have subject verb agreement error.
D distorts the meaning.
IMO C
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 03:11
i dont see why C is better than D?

so that sounds fine for me...
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 03:16
I am also doubtful about C...
D looks better.
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 03:17
Any idea what is the source of this problem ?
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 00:12
when you say 'so that', you mean to say they are doing the conversion on purpose as an adaptive tool maybe. but in reality its just an effect of the cold climate. hence C is correct
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 00:56
I don't agree with this explanation. "in effect" and "so that" mean the same. There is no preference. Unless one is more idiomatic than the other.

If someone can provide a better explanation that will be great.

Why the modifier "in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze" is placed close to glycerols when it should be close to invertebrates? Dont you think we need to repeat the pronoun "they" for invertebrates?? so that we are close to the modifier. I could have marked D with that reasoning. But I wait for a convincing explanation.

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In cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze.
(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze --> its here is not suitable because the mentioned objects are vertebrates and fish, so can't be it
(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own --> the same error
(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze --> in effect correctly plays the role of an adv, and them are better than it --> the best
(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze --> they here play the role of a subject of the new clause but it is not clearly modified for which Noun: carbonhydrates, glycerols, starches or vertebrates and fish ???. Finally, using clause here is more complex than using participle phrase as (A), (B) and (C)
(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze --> wordy and wrong meaning, etc

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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 05:41
nope they dont mean the same.

the earth rotates, in effect, causing night and day
the earth rotates, so that it can cause night and day

how do they mean the same? please try to understand the first action is not done to cause the second action. the second action just happens. the earth doesnt rotate to cause night and day
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 08:16
The examples you presented are oversimplified. We have a modifier issue besides in effect Vs so that.

could gycerols manufacture antifreeze?
glycerols, in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze.

D is better. (D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze ---> they means invertebrates .

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nope they dont mean the same.

the earth rotates, in effect, causing night and day
the earth rotates, so that it can cause night and day

how do they mean the same? please try to understand the first action is not done to cause the second action. the second action just happens. the earth doesnt rotate to cause night and day

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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 08:28
they refers 'certain invertebrates and fish'. compund subject. 1 is singular and other is plural, u cant refer either with 'it' or 'they'. we are refering both of them together. yes its over simplified to make u follow what i am saying. the adaption that they did is not under their control. it has just happened over a period of time. and its effect is 'antifreeze'. maybe they adapted for other reasons. glycerol is a good energy source that gives 37Kcal of energy. anyway its upto u
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 08:37
fish is plural.
invertebrates in plural.

Thanks for the explanation.
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 08:54
true fish is plural. but in reality the question isnt good. when we talk about different breeds of fish, we refer to them has fishes(certain invertebrates and fish). when i refer to a scool of salmon, i neee to say fish. but when i say school of salmon and macrel i have to say fishes. when we say 'certain' in this question, we mean to certain breeds of fishes. anyway i maybe wrong with this regard. thanls for pointing out the fish thingie
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 08:57
NP roshanaslam. That's beside the point. We are on different pages - so leave it.
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Re: SC-cold-water habitats [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2010, 22:12
roshanaslam wrote:
nope they dont mean the same.

the earth rotates, in effect, causing night and day
the earth rotates, so that it can cause night and day

how do they mean the same? please try to understand the first action is not done to cause the second action. the second action just happens. the earth doesnt rotate to cause night and day


wait...
u say the earth does not rotate to cause night and day?
but if the earth does stop rotate then it won't be night and day.
then how can u say the night and day does not cause by earth rotate??

thx
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