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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

what do you guys suggest should be the answer .
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15 Apr 2007, 06:08
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what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

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

I think D is correct.

The cells beat in unision (similarity) yet (difference) adopting specialized .... This points out the peculiar aspect of the cells

I liked B for a bit, but then realized that 'they' is an imporper referrent to the cells.
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15 Apr 2007, 10:01
A.

The cells are beating in unison and adopting...
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15 Apr 2007, 11:11
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what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

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

what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhere to one another, [u]beating in unison and adopting[/u] 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

Last time I got this wrong. The keyword here is "peculiar".

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15 Apr 2007, 11:15
vc_pec wrote:
what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

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

isn't this a question on parallellism..
correct me if iam wrong!
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what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

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

'Peculiar' is the key here. So you need to chose an option that brings out that aspect. D is the only choice that correctly provides that.
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17 Apr 2007, 13:59
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what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

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

Clear D for me. The cells beat in unison, but adopt specialized orientations exclusive of one another. Only D conveys the correct meaning in the compare and contrast format.

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17 Apr 2007, 21:29
D it is

beating in unison yet adopting establishes the required contrast
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This is a tricky one. A cursory read may lead one to infer this as a parallelism error in which case the correct answer would be C.

The singular 'feature' suggests that only one feature is being described, namely the cells adhering to one another. The second part of the sentence elaborates on what the 'pecularity' is. The pecularity is that even though the cells beat in unison they adopt orientations exclusove of one another. D correctly brings out this contrast by using the word 'yet'.

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20 Apr 2007, 23:23
The answr is D.

The cells in the heart is beating in unison, yet it is not in same orientation. It adopts specialized orientations exclusive of one another.

This meaning is conveyed by choice D only.
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28 Dec 2011, 08:11
cqn some one make me understand problem with B here??
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15 Oct 2012, 02:39
I chose "C" as the Answer...
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23 Oct 2012, 02:42
vc_pec wrote:
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

what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

"A peculiar condition " which implies a contrasting view in the sentence. Option D seems right than B & E.
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30 Nov 2013, 18:04
vc_pec wrote:
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

what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

Has to be D because of diction here. Check out the meaning of the sentence and you'll see it for yourself
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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

what do you guys suggest should be the answer .

Since people have doubts about B and C :

Notice that there is no conjunction connecting the two parts of the sentence; so the second part can't be a clause!!! It can only function as participle modifiers.

B: Usage of they converts it to a clause. So this is out
C: beat is a verb, not a modifier. Only verbs in participle form can act as modifiers

For these reasons, B and C are out

The only confusing options are A and D.

Here the sentence is trying to bring out the contrasts... so we need yet. Hence A is out. D is the answer
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27 Jul 2016, 05:05
Clean Bowled !!

I chose C and then realized that this is a "meaning" question. I almost mark wrong answers on all "meaning" questions...
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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

D is correct. D shows the contrast.
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