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# A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory

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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory [#permalink]

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16 Jun 2009, 09:57
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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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16 Jun 2009, 10:12
C, IMO for parallel construction
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16 Jun 2009, 10:15
but the answer given is 'D'...if u read the first part of the sentence it makes it clear, but still the parallelism is confusing for option D
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16 Jun 2009, 10:20
I agree with option C, its in flow with the sentence.

A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells
2) beat in unison, and
3) adopt specialized orientations exclusive of one another

D does not sound good.
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16 Jun 2009, 10:24
arvs212 wrote:
but the answer given is 'D'...if u read the first part of the sentence it makes it clear, but still the parallelism is confusing for option D

ha ha! I knew this trap so very well and yet failed at recognizing it! Check sc-circulatory-system-74330.html

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Re: sentence correction parallelsm   [#permalink] 16 Jun 2009, 10:24
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