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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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27 Oct 2005, 05:10
I think only E uses the correct modifier and comparison.
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27 Oct 2005, 05:39
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

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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28 Oct 2005, 02:46
laxieqv wrote:
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

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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28 Oct 2005, 04:39
gamjatang wrote:

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 ...but it maintains a PHRASE, which is correct to perform clarification to " the hog-nosed type".
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28 Oct 2005, 05:23
laxieqv wrote:
gamjatang wrote:

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 ...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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28 Oct 2005, 07:02
bu yong xie ( not at all!) ..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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29 Oct 2005, 05:58
Laxie rules this club, both Q and V! She is HongHus new protege. Expect to see her 800 score posted as a sticky in the Share Your GMAT Experience forum sometime early next year.
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29 Oct 2005, 06:19
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Laxie rules this club, both Q and V! She is HongHus new protege. Expect to see her 800 score posted as a sticky in the Share Your GMAT Experience forum sometime early next year.

Wish the maximum GMAT score is above 800 for laxie.
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29 Oct 2005, 06:53
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29 Oct 2005, 07:10
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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29 Oct 2005, 10:10
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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29 Oct 2005, 21:24
I am confused between A and B.
Vote for 'A'.

Can someone tell me why B is not the correct answer.
29 Oct 2005, 21:24
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