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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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20 Sep 2006, 10:33
This is (D).
they perform the func of beating in unison yet they have got specialized orientations.
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20 Sep 2006, 19:50
D seems the answer. Can somebody explain how C is wrong?
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20 Sep 2006, 20:11
D too.

C is wrong, because adopting has a change of meaning, so 'and' is not proper.
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20 Sep 2006, 20:14
Thanks. "And" makes it sound as though those activities are done sequentially..
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21 Sep 2006, 01:44
Straight D. This is from OG if I'm not mistaken...
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21 Sep 2006, 01:54
Straight D.
We need "yet" to correctly show the contrast.
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