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The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely

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The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. includes the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. includes the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is
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The fault that i find with the sentence is "grow to be". The fault is corrected by choices B and D. D is the most appropriate construction.
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26 Aug 2004, 11:41
Only B and D makes sense.
I pick D (it just sounds correct)

Can any gurus explain the grammatical error in B
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I think I may be wrong, but in B, shouldn't "growing as big as 30 feet long" simply be "growing as big as 30 feet" (the long is redundant).
The same error crops up in D.
In C, there is a shift in tense.
The "it" in E is not needed.

So, I am going to go w/ A.
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26 Aug 2004, 18:58
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A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is

(A) for me. 'it' in E is unclear as the antecedent for the pronoun is not clear
(D) as poor comparison between size and lenght
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touching a little more about (D)...

It'll only be a good comparison if the sentece said : "grow as long as 30 feet".

Big = size, not lenght.
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26 Aug 2004, 19:22
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The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact<< include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is >>famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is

came down to A vs. D
picked A simply b/c it sounds better to my ear
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26 Aug 2004, 19:51
I think "BIG" is ambiguous in D.
what is big? LONG, large, gargantuan, giant, colossal or what?

I choose A.

I might be wayward
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I choose A. I was in between A or D, but think about it.

A - the killer whale can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its....
D - the killer whale can grow as big as 30 feet long and is famous for its...

What sounds more correct to you? The "as big as" is redundant.
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28 Jan 2005, 10:16
The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is

B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and

C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being

D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big
as 30 feet long and is

E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is
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28 Jan 2005, 11:27
D it is
in choice which can grow to be 30 feet long is incorrect

to be is the base form of verb is/was/were hence doesn't suit the context
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28 Jan 2005, 12:22
praveen_rao7 wrote:
D it is
in choice which can grow to be 30 feet long is incorrect

to be is the base form of verb is/was/were hence doesn't suit the context

don't understand why D. grow as BIG as 30 fit LONG dont seem idiomatic.
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My pick is A

D is wrong because you cann't say as big as 30feet long

big and long cannot compare
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28 Jan 2005, 18:05
D

torn between D and A....although D has that big...long....thing, still go with D
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28 Jan 2005, 18:24
DLMD wrote:
My pick is A

D is wrong because you cann't say as big as 30feet long

big and long cannot compare

Totally agree with A and above explanation. "grow to be" is fine
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28 Jan 2005, 20:49
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(A) for me.

I now think (D) is right. Didn't read the second line at first.
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28 Jan 2005, 23:11
Paul wrote:
DLMD wrote:
My pick is A

D is wrong because you cann't say as big as 30feet long

big and long cannot compare

Totally agree with A and above explanation. "grow to be" is fine

I also go with D.

Is it sound to say "Killer Whale can grow to be 30 feet long"? i mean Killer Whale grow to be 30 ft not to be 31 ft ot 29 ft.
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28 Jan 2005, 23:16
Well, I guess you guys are right. "grow to be" is grammatically fine but no in this context
ie grapes grow through the summer to be ripe in September
MA, you are right
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29 Jan 2005, 07:25
Paul wrote:
DLMD wrote:
My pick is A

D is wrong because you cann't say as big as 30feet long

big and long cannot compare

Totally agree with A and above explanation. "grow to be" is fine

Thanks. The OA is A.
sum up all explanation with my personal thought.

1. as big as 30 feet long is erronous usage.
2. in choice C, up to is wordy and needless.
3. grow to be is idiomatic.
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29 Jan 2005, 13:43
Hmmm look at all those of us who switched from the right answer to the wrong one.
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