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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory

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18. A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhere to one another, beating in unison and adopting specialized orientations exclusive of one another.

(A) beating in unison and adopting
(B) they beat in unison while adopting
(C) beat in unison, and adopt
(D) beating in unison yet adopting
(E) even though they beat in unison and adopt
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13 May 2005, 16:25
Since the feature is "peculiar" it should be a deviation...."yet" indicates it.
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13 May 2005, 17:32
I would go for C for the || structure

the cells <B> adhere </B> to one another, <B>beat</B> in unison, and <B>adopt</B> specialized orientations exclusive of one another.
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13 May 2005, 19:47
D it is. A is the only choice that comes close, but the contrast between "unison" and "exclusive" seals the deal for the use of "yet."
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14 May 2005, 04:18
I`m betting on D too. C is parallel but it changes the meaning of the sentence.
14 May 2005, 04:18
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