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8. In other monogamous primate species except human beings, males and females tend to be of the same size and to fight off predators together.

(A) In other monogamous primate species except human beings, males and females
(B) Among species of monogamous primates other than human beings, males and females
(C) The males and females of other monogamous primate species except human beings
(D) Other than human beings, the males and females of monogamous primate species
(E) Except for human beings, other males and females of species of monogamous primates
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(D) Other than human beings, the males and females of monogamous primate species
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New post 26 May 2006, 22:47
B it is

A) ... other... except... should be used only one of them. OUT
B) OK
C) same as A
D) making comparison between human beings and males and famelses OUT
E) both problems of A and D - OUT
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New post 27 May 2006, 06:15
its between B and D

I will pick B .. D lacks || comparisions
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New post 27 May 2006, 06:58
deowl,

you mentioned that:
"A) ... other... except... should be used only one of them. OUT"

Perhaps there is an SC rule that I haven't come across yet, would you mind posting the full rule description so that I may apply it in other similar scenarios? Thx.

As for the question itself, I think the correction answer is C:

a) males and females are trying to modify 'primate species'
b) same as a)
c) removes misplaced modifier error
d) males and females compared to 'human beings'
e) same as d)

I'm pretty weak at SC so these are all just educated guesses for me at the moment... hopefully, in time I'll get better :)

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New post 27 May 2006, 07:38
(B) or (D)

In (B), subject 'Males and Females' subject prcedes verb 'tend'

but

'males and females tend to be of the same size and to fight off predators together'

does not make sense.


Where as in (D)

'the males and females of monogamous primate species tend to be of the same size and to fight off predators together'

seems correct.

I will go for (D)
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New post 27 May 2006, 08:49
jjhko wrote:
deowl,

you mentioned that:
"A) ... other... except... should be used only one of them. OUT"

Perhaps there is an SC rule that I haven't come across yet, would you mind posting the full rule description so that I may apply it in other similar scenarios? Thx.

As for the question itself, I think the correction answer is C:

a) males and females are trying to modify 'primate species'
b) same as a)
c) removes misplaced modifier error
d) males and females compared to 'human beings'
e) same as d)

I'm pretty weak at SC so these are all just educated guesses for me at the moment... hopefully, in time I'll get better :)

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It is definitely not a SC rule, but a simple logic. When you say 'other than' , you imply 'except' and vice versa. I think it pretty obvious.

Now to your objection to B. The "Among species..." modifier modifies "males and females", and I do not see anything wrong with it.
The males and femeles are indeed among the species of monogamous primates, so the usage of modifier is perfectly correct.
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New post 29 May 2006, 03:45
A/C/E have the same problem, use of other…..except.
D incorrect comparison bt human beings and male and female of other species.
B correct.
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New post 17 Jun 2006, 10:09
I went with D.
A and C - Eliminate. Use of 'Other' and 'Except'
E - 'other males and females of species of' is awkward
B - 'Among species of monogamous...' may convey the meaning that the male of one species and the female of another species (or vice-versa) have the same size and ...etc. It is the male and female of the same species that are of the same size and ....
So that leaves D.

What is the OA?
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