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Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

A) due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
B) due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
C) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
D) because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
E) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to
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Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has
shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
any member of the bear family.
due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common
raccoon than: replacing due to by caused by does not make sense. OUT
due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is: replacing due to by caused by does not make sense. OUT
• because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common
raccoon than: More to X than to Y. to missing. OUT
• because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is: than is wrong comparison. also awkward 1st part. OUT
• because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common
raccoon than to: More to X than to Y. Correct

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02 Mar 2013, 06:07
Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

(A)due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than

(B)due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is

(C)because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than

(D)because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is

(E)because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to
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02 Mar 2013, 08:58
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Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

(A)due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than

(B)due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is

(C)because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than

(D)because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is

(E)because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to

E is the choice because rest all have improper usage of than(comparison).
In E, 'more closely related to' goes parallel with 'than to'.

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Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

A) due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than

B) due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is

C) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than

D) because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is

because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to
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09 Mar 2013, 19:49
Just one single clue is enough to solve this in a rapid fire round. Any correct choice should maintain the prepositional //ism, i.e., --- more closely related to …… than to --,

Only E does that.
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11 Mar 2013, 02:16
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because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to any member of the bear family.
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15 Apr 2013, 23:29
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Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

A) due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
B) due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
C) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
D) because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
E) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to

Parallelism: "DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to X than to Y"
==> only E is correct.
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15 Apr 2013, 23:36
A,B and C are incorrect - use of "due to"
D incorrect - "than" not followed by "to"

IMO E - correct use of "than to"
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