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# The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because,

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The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because, resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago, the species has so little genetic variation that it is extremely vulnerable to enviornmental change.

a) because, resulting from intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
b) because, as a result of intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
c) because they inbred intensively genrations ago so that
d) because there was intensive inbreeding generations ago and
e) as a result of their intensive inbreeding generations ago, and
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23 Dec 2006, 08:20
The "cheetah" is used as Singular ( clear from subj-verb agreement.. cheetah ... seems)....

E has used the objective pronoun their... I think this is wrong.

My pick is D
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23 Dec 2006, 08:45
huoguo wrote:
The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because, resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago, the species has so little genetic variation that it is extremely vulnerable to enviornmental change.

a) because, resulting from intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
because and as a reult from are redundant

b) because, as a result of intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
same as A
c) because they inbred intensively genrations ago so that
who is they...No antecedent
d) because there was intensive inbreeding generations ago and
BINGO though passive and lousy
e) as a result of their intensive inbreeding generations ago, and

[b]their [/b]doesnt have proper antecedent

Should be D
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11 Jan 2007, 09:27
I also feel D should be correct, others have antecedent problem....but somewhere saw the answer given is B..
I am not sure whether we can use because and as a result of in the same sentence.

Any expert opinion on this question?
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11 Jan 2007, 09:38
huoguo wrote:
I will go with B.

anyone can explain why?

It can't be E bcoz of "their" in it. The stem says "the species HAS so little" which means that "species" is singular

I vote for B
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11 Jan 2007, 09:48
Simple B. I donâ€™t know how the OA is E as in E we comparing â€˜theirâ€™ with â€˜the cheetah (a specie). Can someone explain?
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11 Jan 2007, 14:37
I dont think B is right, isn't "Because" then "as a result of" redundant?
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11 Jan 2007, 18:04
I also am picking B. I don't think "as a result of" and "because" are redundant in this context. Here's my reasoning.

The "as a result..." line is referring why there is little genetic variations.

The "because..." is referring to why the little genetic variations will cause the cheetah to extinct.
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11 Jan 2007, 19:37
because and as a result are redundant so B ruled out
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11 Jan 2007, 22:41
I'd go with D. B is obviously out because of redundancy
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12 Jan 2007, 21:17
huoguo wrote:
The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because, resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago, the species has so little genetic variation that it is extremely vulnerable to enviornmental change.

a) because, resulting from intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
b) because, as a result of intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
c) because they inbred intensively genrations ago so that
d) because there was intensive inbreeding generations ago and
e) as a result of their intensive inbreeding generations ago, and

Quite tricky... was going for B initially... E is indeed the best choice. Putting "because" and "resulting from" or "as a result of" creates redundancy, so A and B are out. In C, the "so that" implies intent. In D, "there was" no chance this choice could be the best one... "there" constructions are mostly avoided in Gmatland...
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13 Jan 2007, 03:05
Guys, redundancy is bad, of course, but E contains much worser mistake - it uses "their", while it is obvious from the stem that "cheetah" is singular.

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13 Jan 2007, 05:27
The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because the species as so little genetic variation,[/u]resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago[/u],that it is extremely vulnerable to enviornmental change.

if this statement is correct,then choice A is right.
in this,there is no problem of redundancy between because and "as a result of".

Hence Choice A
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