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In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit-eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.

(A) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to
(B) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
(C) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee, and it weighs about as much as a penny, to
(D) those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblebee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
(E) those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblebee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

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I think only E uses the correct modifier and comparison.
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In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit-eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.

(A) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to
(B) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
(C) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee, and it weighs about as much as a penny, to
(D) those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblebee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
(E) those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblebee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

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IMO, "physical characteristics" is the key---->we're talking about type of bat rather than the species' individuals-----> " those" indicates individuals, which is not correct----> D and E can be crossed.Among three left, A is ok.
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gamjatang wrote:
In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit-eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.

(A) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to
(B) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
(C) the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee, and it weighs about as much as a penny, to
(D) those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblebee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
(E) those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblebee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

Thanks in advance.


IMO, "physical characteristics" is the key---->we're talking about type of bat rather than the species' individuals-----> " those" indicates individuals, which is not correct----> D and E can be crossed.Among three left, A is ok.


Thanks for the explanation.

The OA is indeed A.


However, I still dont understand...

Does "the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny" sound good to you?
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However, I still dont understand...

Does "the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny" sound good to you?


It does NOT sound good to me as well :P ...but it maintains a PHRASE, which is correct to perform clarification to " the hog-nosed type".
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However, I still dont understand...

Does "the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny" sound good to you?


It does NOT sound good to me as well :P ...but it maintains a PHRASE, which is correct to perform clarification to " the hog-nosed type".


Xiexie ni for the explanation as well as for the music.
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bu yong xie ( not at all!) :wink: ..we're here to Contributing to each other's Learning ^_^ . I'm glad that you enjoy the song, my BIG TIME fav song!
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Laxie rules this club, both Q and V! She is HongHu`s new protege. Expect to see her 800 score posted as a sticky in the Share Your GMAT Experience forum sometime early next year. :wink:
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Laxie rules this club, both Q and V! She is HongHu`s new protege. Expect to see her 800 score posted as a sticky in the Share Your GMAT Experience forum sometime early next year. :wink:


Wish the maximum GMAT score is above 800 for laxie. :lol:
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iie, laxie, kochira koso yoroshiku onegai itashimasu. kimi wa hontou ni tensai to omoimasu. tokuni, suugaku to bunpou/dokkai no nouryoku wa BATSUGUN da yo :!: anata wa wakakute, yonkagokugo wo shabete, mainichi isshokenmei benkyou suru kara zettai 800 ten no tassei ni narimasu. boku wa kimi wo eien ni ooen shimasu. Yakusoku shimasu.
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I will vote for A.

from x to y is correct idiom

The phrase in between comma modifies the type of bats -- since it is not an independent clause ... "weighs about" is not the correct uses. Hence, "weighing..." seems to modify the bat correctly.
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I am confused between A and B.
Vote for 'A'.

Can someone tell me why B is not the correct answer.
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