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More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.

(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,
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01 Jan 2005, 21:03
vprabhala wrote:
whats wrong with B? i am in btw A and B.. OA?

'B' is wrong becos it says 'than any of the anthropoids' which includes gibbons - so it should be 'than any of the other anthropoids' which will exclude gibbons
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01 Jan 2005, 22:06
I think even though D sounds wordy looks right to me. Good one. Will explain if correct. What is the OA?
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01 Jan 2005, 22:27
gayathri wrote:
More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.

(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,

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I will go with A on this one. I tried to rephrase it and see if the first part of the sentence work

"Gibbons are" More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids---this sounds right. At least better than other choices...
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02 Jan 2005, 05:48
OA is A.
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02 Jan 2005, 07:16
I wonder why D is wrong.
This is how I read it

gibbons (by elipsed) "Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids" move with tremendous facility and ease.

I guess probably more completely killed this choice
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02 Jan 2005, 14:16
praveen_rao7 wrote:
I wonder why D is wrong.
This is how I read it

gibbons (by elipsed) "Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids" move with tremendous facility and ease.

I guess probably more completely killed this choice

D is wrong because participle, adapting, changes the original meaning. Adapting means as if the process of adaptation is in progress. However, adapted is more logical expression.
02 Jan 2005, 14:16
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