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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely

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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 03:35
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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines do not move and so housecats cannot roar.


A. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

B. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

C. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

D. who have hyoid bones that vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

E. which have loosely vibrating hyoid bones that create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that
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Re: SC:hyoid bones [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 05:39
B. needs possesive pronoun "whose". "cats'" is clearer referant than "they".
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 05:50
Yes, B over D for the active voice and brevity. A and C are clearly out due to the wrong modifier. E is to passive.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 08:33
D. who have hyoid bones that vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that


D has to correct ||ism..

(tigers & lions) have ... that ... (domestic felines) have ... that
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 08:38
"their" in D could refer to bones or lions and tigers... "bones" don't roar, so I pick B
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 10:14
B and D were close, but 'their' is unclear in D. So B...
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Re: SC:hyoid bones [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 10:34
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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines do not move and so housecats cannot roar.


A. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines
=====> Compares lions and tigers to hyoid bones of domestic felines: WRONG

B. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that
=====> Compares lions and tigers to domestic felines. Use of possessive "whose" is required.CORRECT

C. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines
=====> Compares lions and tigers to hyoid bones of domestic felines: WRONG

D. who have hyoid bones that vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that
=====> Although comparison is correct but we need possesive "whose" because bones can't roar. Its the lions and tigers that roar using hyoid bones

E. which have loosely vibrating hyoid bones that create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that
=====> Same as D.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 16:52
Between B and D, B makes better sense as explained by U2 and ps.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 21:08
Will go with B.

Corrects the modifer problem. Also "whose" is correct here.
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Re: SC:hyoid bones [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 02:04
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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines do not move and so housecats cannot roar.


A. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

B. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

C. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

D. who have hyoid bones that vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

E. which have loosely vibrating hyoid bones that create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that


In this case I am not decided between A and D I need to review for a better understanding the grammar book but seems to me that the correct answear should be D for correct comparaison
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 02:12
yes true i got the points as seen now should be B then makes a clearer comparaison ... tx a lot form this forum i am really learning a lot of grammar..... I notice that sometimes we fall in the trap of not clearly reading what is written..... careful red that I miss....
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 07:08
OA is B.
The OE is,

The original sentence begins with a comparison ("Unlike lions and tigers"). However, the comparison drawn is between great cats (lions and tigers) and hyoid bones of domestic felines. This is not the correct comparison. We need a choice that draws the comparison between great cats and domestic cats. Moreover, the pronoun "their" is ambiguous: grammatically, it could refer to either lions and tigers or hyoid bones. We need a choice that eliminates the ambiguity.
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