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Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.


that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

I understand how the Parallelism works in this sentence.

The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .
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Re: Researchers [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2012, 17:45
gmatpunjabi wrote:
The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .


You are absolutely correct. The use of other means that the color of sparrows of this particular species is different from color of sparrows in all other species.

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Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2013, 01:31
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Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.


that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

I understand how the Parallelism works in this sentence.

The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .



I doubt that the correct answer is B. IMO answer should be D.
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Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2013, 21:44
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Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.


that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

I understand how the Parallelism works in this sentence.

The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .



I doubt that the correct answer is B. IMO answer should be D.


Ya i agree with fameatop
i too go with D
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Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 18:45
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Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 08:31
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.


that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than



First things first this is a 2 player game between B and D. One can spot easily that the right comparison will be 'different from that of' cause we are referring to the colourings of both species.

Now then, what's the problem with D? Well if you look closely you'll see that whose coloring is modifying the cypress trees when the coloring should modify the species. Therefore B is a better answer choice. With 'and, has coloring' we are going back to the original clause that is the description of this species of sparrow

Hope this makes it clear
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Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2014, 20:53
this question is wrong. D is also correct.

the phrase "wholly dependent..." can be an adverbial phrase modifying the previous clause " that lives in groves" .

a similar pattern appears in gmatprep

"seven person is killed by shark this year, less than the number last year"

in above sentence, "less than..." is adverbial phrase mofifying the previous clause though it refers to "seven person". this phrase is considered both adjectival and adverbial fuctions.

so, D is correct too.
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Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink] New post 01 May 2014, 01:46
All the options except b & e can be eliminated as all the have pronoun whose & this pronoun is ambiguous
Now b/w b & e
B wins because it is simple present & expressing fact while option e is progressive & stating that sparrow is currently living
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