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25. 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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03 Mar 2005, 13:35
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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, Adapted More completely seems to use the passive which is always not a very good way to use verbs
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are, Being is almost always incorrect
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids, Too Verbose
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids, "having a more" sounds incorrect.

A it is.

B might be the OA but is there a word called Tree life? Life in the trees might be longer but makes more sense.

OA?
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though a bit awkward, Comparative Participial phrase seems to make proper use of more.. than. I somehow dont like adapting/adapt for in the other choices.
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03 Mar 2005, 15:24
prep_gmat wrote:
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though a bit awkward, Comparative Participial phrase seems to make proper use of more.. than. I somehow dont like adapting/adapt for in the other choices.

Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids

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03 Mar 2005, 16:17
Bozo,
The OA will probably say A, but I do not think I agree with that .
Baner,
Where are these questions from?. In some of the ETS paper tests I have taken, I haven't come across a single ambiguous question. I am begining to wonder about the quality of some of these SC questions from different sources...
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03 Mar 2005, 16:19
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Bozo,
The OA will probably say A, but I do not think I agree with that .
Baner,
Where are these questions from?. In some of the ETS paper tests I have taken, I haven't come across a single ambiguous question. I am begining to wonder about the quality of some of these SC questions from different sources...

I agree with u....these r collection of SCs from someone....so no OE....I am posting these so that I can confirm that I am not the only one thinking in the sameline as u r.....I will wait for lil bit before I post the OA.
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03 Mar 2005, 16:21
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A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids

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(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids

Tree life ?

(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are

Tree life ?

(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,
Adaptation - possessed do not work very well. Also, wordy

I think it is A
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03 Mar 2005, 16:23
nocilis wrote:
A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids

OK

(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids

Tree life ?

(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are

Tree life ?

(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,
Adaptation - possessed do not work very well. Also, wordy

I think it is A

isn't "A" worng....shudn't A be "More completely adapted for life in the trees than other anthropoids"....are the seems wrong to me.
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03 Mar 2005, 16:27
banerjeea_98 wrote:
nocilis wrote:
A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids

OK

(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids

Tree life ?

(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are

Tree life ?

(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,
Adaptation - possessed do not work very well. Also, wordy

I think it is A

isn't "A" worng....shudn't A be "More completely adapted for life in the trees than other anthropoids"....are the seems wrong to me.

Banerjee:
I think it is fine. Grammatically, I am not sure Paul might be the best person to answer that, but the other choices are so wrong that it just leaves A. Also, i think than other animals or other folks....seems correct to me.

Paul might help with the grammatical structure a little more.
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03 Mar 2005, 16:40
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banerjeea_98 wrote:
nocilis wrote:
A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids

OK

(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids

Tree life ?

(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are

Tree life ?

(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,
Adaptation - possessed do not work very well. Also, wordy

I think it is A

isn't "A" worng....shudn't A be "More completely adapted for life in the trees than other anthropoids"....are the seems wrong to me.

Banerjee,
I guess the confusion comes from the use of elliptical clause in some places and not using them in some places.

e.g,
1) I am stronger than you is correct.
2) I am stronger than you are is also correct

In 1) elliptical clause comes in to play and we are really saying I am stronger than you (are), but we leave out the second verb(are).

More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids

uses the second pattern in that it calls out the second verb 'are' explicitly.

One more thing to notice here - the subject and verb are inverted in "are the other anthropoids". Perhaps that is what confused you.
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banerjeea_98 wrote:
25. 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,

I will pick (A) for correct comparison.. I used POE.

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

(B): wrong: adaptation of gibbons is compared with anthropoids
(C): wrong:
2. than any of the other anthropoids are. Correct sentence structure will be than are any of the other anthropoids
(E): wrong: Wordy when compared to (A).
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