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# A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory

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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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30 May 2005, 06:05
"peculiar" signals that the sentence should carry the original meaning and then deviate at a point.

D it is...."yet" is the word which does this and also is parallel

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04 Jun 2005, 14:56
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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

Eliminate B: Run on Sentence. IC, IC.
Eliminate E: Although syntax is right, IC, DC. It doenst have they "contrast" shown by D.
Eliminate C: make it a list of "features"....That is not what the author is trying to say.
Between A and D, i chose D. Although both are abosolute phrases describing how "cells" behave, AC D shows the constrast with D.

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14 Apr 2015, 05:44
I go with D because 'yet' here shows the contrast that cells beat in unison but have mutually exclusive orientations.
A,C and E rejected for not showing contrast and B rejected as in B, 2 independent clauses are separated by a comma instead of a semicolon

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12 Jul 2017, 04:51
guptarahul wrote:
Doubt between A and D..?

Here's an excellent explanation given on Manhattan Prep website by Ron Purewal:

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t3201.html
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Just look at the original text especially the non-underlined part. It says ' and adopting'. Therefore we need another structurally parallel modifier before the 'and'. One can safely remove B, C, and E for using a verb' beat'.
It is now easy to converge on D. we want a contrast and that is shown by the word yet. A is gone.
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13 Jul 2017, 06:48
D has correct modifier and contrast required for the sentence
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