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When in flight, hummingbirds produce more lift from their upstroke than do other birds, which allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, whether they be honeysuckle, sage, or fuchsia.

(A) than do other birds, which allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, whether they be

(B) than do other birds, which means that hummingbirds have the capability to hover and extract nectar from plants, whether

(C) as opposed to other birds, which means that hummingbirds have the capability to hover and extract nectar from plants, including

(D) instead of the lift of other birds, which allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, including a

(E) instead of other birds, because it allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, whether
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I think option B is the correct choice.

The main point of concern is the starting comparison of the upstrokes in hummingbirds - " A does more of X than B does" this is the correct form best used to compare A & B (hummingbirds vs other birds) - The only change here is that sicne both A & B are plural, it changes to

" A do more of X than B do" which can be re-structured into "A do more of X than do B" . Only option B has this correct usage; so the others are ruled out. Option A is incorrect because of singular verbs (allows, gives..) being used for plural noun (hummibgbirds)

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Though B is the best among the choices mentioned, I don't think this is a good question.
"comma + Which" modifies the noun before it and is incorrectly used in most of the choices. Here which seem to modify the complete clause.
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In case anyone was curious, here's the Official Explanation for the question.

Answer: B - The comparison in the first part of the sentence is between the lift that hummingbirds produce and the lift that other birds produce. Thus, the second half of the comparison requires not only "other birds," but also a verb, such as "do" in the sentence as written. That eliminates choices (C) and (E), both of which compare the lift that hummingbirds produce directly to "other birds," not the lift that other birds produce. Choice (D) also represents an incorrect comparison. "Instead of" means that one thing is done in place of another. It isn't accurate to say that hummingbirds produce more lift in place of producing the lift of other birds. There are two differences between (A) and (B). First, the construction of the second clause is more efficient in (B), as it places "hover" and "extract" as parallel to one another. Second, "whether they be" in (A) contains an ambiguous pronoun, since "they" could refer to "hummingbirds." Choice (B) is correct.
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08 Nov 2013, 07:45
Also as per MGMAT use of command subjunctive after whether is old fashioned, chapter 7 page 114.
Whether it be chocolate, vanilla or any other flavor. << wrong
Whether it is chocolate, vanilla or any other flavor. << right

I eliminated option A as per above mentioned rule.

Option B is correct.

I have a doubt here : which refers to preceding noun always, but here "which means" is referring to whole idea in preceding clause; is it fine ?

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21 Jul 2016, 07:22
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When in flight, hummingbirds produce more lift from their upstroke than do other birds, which allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, whether they be honeysuckle, sage, or fuchsia.

(A) than do other birds, which allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, whether they be

(B) than do other birds, which means that hummingbirds have the capability to hover and extract nectar from plants, whether

(C) as opposed to other birds, which means that hummingbirds have the capability to hover and extract nectar from plants, including

(D) instead of the lift of other birds, which allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, including a

(E) instead of other birds, because it allows hummingbirds to hover and gives them the capability to extract nectar from plants, whether

'More than' is the right idiom. C D and E are out.

In option A, 'which' referee to 'birds' and that is not right.

Hence option B is correct
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21 Jul 2016, 11:25
Why is comma + which correct here? It should refer to the nearest noun but it is referring to an action. I found this incorrect. Pls explain.

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21 Jul 2016, 15:12
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Why is comma + which correct here? It should refer to the nearest noun but it is referring to an action. I found this incorrect. Pls explain.

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I agree with you. Present participle (verb-ing) is required here. This question is not GMAT-like and does not seem to be from an authentic source.
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