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Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without a language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our species.

(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an apeâ€™s
(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an apeâ€™s
(D) The Neanderthalâ€™s vocal tract resembled the apeâ€™s
(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes
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06 Nov 2006, 21:57
Hang Tuah wrote:
Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without a language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our species.

(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an apeâ€™s
(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an apeâ€™s
(D) The Neanderthalâ€™s vocal tract resembled the apeâ€™s
(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes

Neanderthals...were without a language.

So only A or B.

If we use "apes" in A, then we will have a pronoun reference problem. "They" can refer to apes also.

Hence, B is the appropriate choice.
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06 Nov 2006, 22:10
ak_idc wrote:
Hang Tuah wrote:
Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without a language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our species.

(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an apeâ€™s
(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an apeâ€™s
(D) The Neanderthalâ€™s vocal tract resembled the apeâ€™s
(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes

Neanderthals...were without a language.

So only A or B.

If we use "apes" in A, then we will have a pronoun reference problem. "They" can refer to apes also.

Hence, B is the appropriate choice.

Also, the those in those of the apes has no referrant. You have vocal tract, so you need that of the apes
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06 Nov 2006, 22:11
kripalkavi wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
Hang Tuah wrote:
Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without a language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our species.

(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an apeâ€™s
(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an apeâ€™s
(D) The Neanderthalâ€™s vocal tract resembled the apeâ€™s
(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes

Neanderthals...were without a language.

So only A or B.

If we use "apes" in A, then we will have a pronoun reference problem. "They" can refer to apes also.

Hence, B is the appropriate choice.

Also, the those in those of the apes has no referrant. You have vocal tract, so you need that of the apes

Thats a nice catch, Kripal
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07 Nov 2006, 00:20
Most of us are Struck with A & B.

(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an apeâ€™s

Look at the bold part in A, that's the mistake.

So B.
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07 Nov 2006, 13:48
A is the one standing for me - for better comparison.

Editing...

Now that I see the explanation from other guys, (B) makes sense.
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07 Nov 2006, 23:00
A - 'those' has no referent
C,D,E - would result in the vocal tracts having a language

B is best.
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