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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

Originally posted by vc_pec on 15 Apr 2007, 05:59.
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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


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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New post 15 Apr 2007, 10:01
A.

The cells are beating in unison and adopting...
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New post 15 Apr 2007, 11:11
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


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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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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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


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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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'.

The correct answer is D.
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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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New post 28 Dec 2011, 08:11
cqn some one make me understand problem with B here??
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I chose "C" as the Answer...
Please explain why it isn't.. :?:
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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 .


"A peculiar condition " which implies a contrasting view in the sentence. Option D seems right than B & E.
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Adhere, beat and adopt "Parallelism"
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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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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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There is a cause, effect relationship between the parts of the sentence that are before and after the comma. Hence, the first underlined word should have ‘ing’ form.

Thus, B, C, and E can be eliminated.

“Yet adopting” is better than “and adopting” as per meaning of the sentence.

We need a contrast which is highlighted by D and not A.

Hence - D is the best possible choice here.
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Two conflicting points are specified in the sentence. So we need something like - although they beat in unison, they do something else separately.

Hence, D is right choice.
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