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A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
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New post 18 Apr 2013, 09:11
A seems the best bet

each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
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A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck


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Here, Each is referring ot Giant Tortoise, since this is singular. We need singular pronoun. All choices except A have Plural Pronoun
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First question was posted by rakeshd347 and that post was deleted few days back. Hence the topic seems to be posted without question for no fault of the author of the current first post. Now I have posted the question in the first post.
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Suppose if the question is

A different variety of giant tortoises can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.
(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck

May i know what will be the answer?
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New post 06 May 2013, 11:48
The answer would not change.

A different variety of giant tortoises can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

The subject of the first part (before the comma) is "a different variety" (singular, and your change doesn't affect this). The question can easily be solved if look at the fact that each (singular as the subj) requires a singular adjective its and not their. Each refers to a singular variety, to a singular subject so all must respect this.

"All" is wrong because it's plural. "A different variety can be found (...), all with"
Basically your change doesn't affect the main structure subj-verb of the original sentence, so the answer remains the same.

Hope it's clear,let me know
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needs some help w/ this guys

I heard this isnt a GMAT PREP quesntion. Is this right?
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A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks => their stands for nothing. I think it would have been correct if sentence written as

A different varieties of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos,_________ in this case "all" would have made sense.

(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
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A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck



A seems to be correct answer. It correctly conveys the message that each of tortoise has their own style of oversized domes and comically scrawny neck.
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Hi anairamitch1804,
Please explain why 'all' is wrong here and can we use 'their' as pronoun of 'all' ?
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Hi anairamitch1804,
Please explain why 'all' is wrong here and can we use 'their' as pronoun of 'all' ?


Hi anje29

EACH and ALL can both act as pronouns.
ALL can have both singular or plural verb depending on the NOUN.
If the NOUN is NON COUNTABLE then singular verb is taken
Else if it is COUNTABLE NOUN then Plural verb is taken.
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A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck - Correct
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks - usage of pronoun their
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck -- usage of pronoun their
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -- usage of pronoun their -- no plural noun for the animals ; meaning issue - there isn't anything shared by ALL of the tortoises. rather, EACH type of tortoise, individually, has its own style of xxxxx.
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny necks --same as D

Answer A
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in choice A, "each with ..." is purely adjective phrase which modifies 'tortose" . this phrase is not adverb modifying the preceding clause because there is no such relation. on gmat we see similar question but the ending phrase is adver.

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A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

Single Variety of Giant Tortoise is singular and needs singular verb. Only Option A has it

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
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tortoise is singlular and its is required. Only A does it. A is correct answer. simple and straightforward question.


A different variety of giant tortoise can be found on every island in the Galapagos, each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck.

(A) each with its own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(B) each with their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks -
(C) each having their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
(D) all having their own styles of oversized domes and comically scrawny necks
(E) all with their own style of oversized dome and comically scrawny neck
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