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Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2013, 21:49
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Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations that the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is.

a) physical combat or escape are the situations that the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
b) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective as a sophisticated security system
c) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
d) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective than a sophisticated security system is
e) situations of physical combat or escape are what the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
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Re: Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2013, 21:07
IMO B
Sensing danger should be followed by a noun after comma...so A and E are out..
As effective as...is correct usage...
between b and c i choose B ....since the comparison is between human body and security system and not ofthe action/response of human body and security system...

Whats the OA?
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Re: Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2013, 21:33
IMO C

Sensing danger (who is sensing danger? the human body). Hence, it should be followed by "human body".

A and E are out.

D uses wrong idiom "as effective than". The right usage is "as effective as"

B-> compares human body's effectiveness with a sophisticated security system. It has to compare the effectiveness.

C correctly compares the effectiveness.
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Re: Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2013, 22:30
Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations that the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is.
a) physical combat or escape are the situations that the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
- After the initial modifier, the receiver of the action (HUMAN BODY) must come. Singular verb IS must be used in this inverted sentence as the subject "physical combat or escape" is singular. Correct comparison marker is "X is as effective as Y" rather than "X is as effective as IS Y". Thus Incorrect

b) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective as a sophisticated security system
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c) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
Correct comparison marker is "X is as effective as Y" rather than "X is as effective as IS Y". Thus Incorrect

d) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective than a sophisticated security system is
Correct comparison marker is "X is as effective as Y" rather than "X is as effective as IS Y". Thus Incorrect

e) situations of physical combat or escape are what the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
- After the initial modifier, the receiver of the action (HUMAN BODY) must come. Singular verb IS must be used in this inverted sentence as the subject "physical combat or escape" is singular. Correct comparison marker is "X is as effective as Y" rather than "X is as effective as IS Y". Thus Incorrect
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Re: Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2013, 00:34
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Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations that the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is.

a) physical combat or escape are the situations that the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
b) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective as a sophisticated security system
c) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective as a sophisticated security system is
d) the human body readies itself for a physical combat or escape situation, and is as effective than a sophisticated security system is
e) situations of physical combat or escape are what the human body readies itself for, and it is as effective as a sophisticated security system is


Answer should be C.

This answer choice corrects the original Modifier mistake by placing the noun being described (human body) directly after the modifier (Sensing danger).
Re: Sensing danger, physical combat or escape are the situations   [#permalink] 22 Aug 2013, 00:34
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