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Researchers have found that current generations of bees in larval stages generally have a larger penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves than their parents and adult counterparts and that the reason for this change lies in the increasing use of pesticides on the vivid flowers that once lured pollinators.

(A) a larger penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves than their parents and adult counterparts

(B) more of a penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves than their parents and adult counterparts

(C) a larger penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves than that of their parents and adult counterparts

(D) more of a penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves than their parents and adult counterparts had

(E) an increasing in the penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves that their parents and adult counterparts had
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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 05:26
I think I missed the answer. Because its tricky

Actually it all depends on how "penchant for " is used.

First
1. z has more of a penchant for x than y [has] ellipsis -----------> tricky

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2. current generation have and past generation had

Combining both the answer seems D.


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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 05:30
Another vote C.
a larger penchant for dwelling near dull-looking flowers and plant leaves than that of their parents and adult counterparts

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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 18:18
Only after knowing the meaning of the word penchant, i figured out that correct answer needs to be D
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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 18:40
A and B seem to compare penchant to their parent and adult counter parts ,so seems to me a case of improper comparison . Hence out .
E is definitely wrong .. increasing in the penchant is not the correct idiomatic use for sure .
So the fight comes out to be between C and D .
C seems to have both the proper comparison , a larger penchant for X than that their parents and adult counter parts had ..
Also some how more of a penchant does seem nice to read ..sorry cant explain it grammatically ; ( .
Would therefore go for C .
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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 22:50
OA is D.
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The original sentence displays a verb tense error involving a comparison, an ambiguous comparison, and an idiomatic error.

Generations of bees in larval stages have a larger penchant ....than their parents and adult counterparts is an ambiguous and illogical comparison. As written, the sentence can compare how "large" the penchant is that current bees have for dwelling near something to the penchant that their parents and grandparents have, or it can compare how "large" the bees' penchant for dwelling near something to how "large" their penchant is for dwelling near their parents and adult counterparts. The first comparison is more logical. However, the sentence talks about a change regarding what once, in the past, lured pollinators (their parents and adult counterparts) and what now lures the bees in larval stages. The previous penchant should be discussed as one that existed in the past.

"A larger penchant" is unidiomatic. The adjective larger generally describes the size of something. Comparing penchant sizes is unidiomatic.

Choice D fixes the ambiguous comparison in a logical manner. The "change" is described by a logical comparison; a current generation of bees have more of a penchant than older bees had. Describing one group of bees as having more of a penchant for something than another group of bees had is idiomatic.

Choices B and C lack a past tense verb after parents and adult counterparts and thus retain the ambiguous and illogical comparison.

Choice E is awkward and changes the meaning of the sentence. An increasing in the penchant is an awkward phrase and changing than to that eliminates the comparison altogether.

The correct answer is D.
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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 12:05
Nice explaination Major Share holder . I was confused between C and D and was sure one of them is unidiomatic ,unfortunately chose it to be D . Will remember from now on that "larger" is generally used for size of a thing . This may have helped me in deciding earlier .Kudos given :)
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Re: A larger penchant [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2010, 06:18
D for me.

nice explanation by ykaiim.
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