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sentence correction question [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 15:26
In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.
A..
B. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
C. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and it weighs about as much as a penny to
D. those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
E. those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

can someone explain the answer to me pls?? :oops:
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Re: sentence correction question [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 15:31
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In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.
A..
B. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
C. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and it weighs about as much as a penny to
D. those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
E. those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

can someone explain the answer to me pls?? :oops:


choose D.
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Re: sentence correction question [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 16:29
Jamesk486 wrote:
In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.
A..
B. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
C. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and it weighs about as much as a penny to
D. those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
E. those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

can someone explain the answer to me pls?? :oops:


Range from A to B is an idiom ->D and E are out

In C, it is not clear what "it" refers to ->C is out
Between A,B:
I pick A because "weighing about " sounds better.
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Re: sentence correction question [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 00:37
[quote="goalsnr"][quote="Jamesk486"]In their physical characteristics, bat species range [u]from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to [/u]fruit eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.
A..
B. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
C. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and it weighs about as much as a penny to
D. those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
E. those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of

can someone explain the answer to me pls?? :oops:[/quote]

Range from A to B is an idiom ->D and E are out

In C, it is not clear what "it" refers to ->C is out
Between A,B:
I pick A because "weighing about " sounds better.[/quote]
Where does the underlined part of the sentence start? the word "from" is underlined, therefore only available in A?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 06:44
I choose A
Range FROM x to y is the correct idiom...
only A has it.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 07:31
A. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to
correct answer, although not parallel, but best answer!
B. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
bat species is plural, 'weigths' is singular
C. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and it weighs about as much as a penny to
bat species is plural, 'it weigths' is singular
D. those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
this sentence is about the species and not the caracteristis, hence a wrong comparision 'those of'
E. those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of
same mistake as (D) and singular

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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 08:21
In their physical characteristics, bat species range from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to fruit eating bats that weigh two pounds and have a wingspan of up to six feet.

A.from the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighing about as much as a penny, to
weighing.....out

B. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and weighs about as much as a penny, to
correct

C. the hog-nosed type, the size of a bumblebee and it weighs about as much as a penny to
it gives a notation that bumblebee weighs not that bat

D. those of the hog-nosed type, equal in size to a bumblee and in weight about as much as a penny, to those of
wrong contrast by intoduction of to those of

E. those of the hog-nosed type, which is the size of a bumblee, weighing about as much as a penny, to those of
same as above
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 11:44
My choice is A. . What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 15:21
i thought WEIGHING made A wrong
i would pick B
but i picked it, assuming, that FROM shouldnt be underlined in the first one... (and that FROM belongs in each answer choice)
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