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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 Aug 2005, 08:49
I will go with C to maintain paralleism. I feel there is no need to use the -ing form
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30 Aug 2005, 08:53
D here is the best. The parrellism choice is a trap because the last part of the sentence brings up something that these cells don't do together.
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30 Aug 2005, 09:11
D makes sense.

use of "And" is incorrect.

beating in unison yet adopting specialized orientations exclusive of one another.

This example shows that understanding the meaning of entire sentence is important and not just go by grammar rules.
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31 Aug 2005, 06:40
OA is D.
31 Aug 2005, 06:40
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