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Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.


A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore


B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud

D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud

E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 11:07
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each of .... needs a singular verb. So, B and E are out. D seems wordy. I don't find any thing grammatically wrong in C too.
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 11:21
Each of which sounds odd. CDE out. "each of them that have" not correct. B Out. A finalized
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 16:07
Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.


A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore - is "each" or "them" conjuction ? we have two independent clauses ! above that what "called the tase pore" modifies, should it modify taste bud , i dont think so


B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore - has

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud - which conjuction ! and "called the taste pore" is nearer to what it modifies - opening

which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud - having wrong

E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.


A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore


B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud

D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud

E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore - has
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 19:12
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A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---- This choice contains two independent clauses, connected only by a comma, making it a run-on.


B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore ---1. What is the antecedent of them? Buds or taste cells? It is unclear. 2. The reference of ‘which’ pointing to the taste bud is wrong; it should refer to the opening. (Pore means an opening)

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud ------ right choice

D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud ---- ‘ each of which having ‘ makes the subordinate clause, a fragment without out a working verb

E. which has fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---each of which have—an SV disagreement

C is the best choice with no SV number error and with proper references, judiciously using appropriate participles at the required junctures
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 21:01
'each' is referring to each individual taste cell, so cannot use "them", thus A & B are out.
since we r referring to each cell, singular verb "has" should be used, thus D and E are out
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2011, 18:21
Between A and C. tastebud is never called the "taste pore". Hence it should be C precisely.
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Re: Taste buds; A GPREP lesson on style and agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 03:58
"Each of which" sounds strange. IMO A
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