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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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Re: A peculiar feature [#permalink]

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New post 28 Jul 2009, 18:01
noboru 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


D ..

need 'yet' to make it contrast.
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New post 28 Jul 2009, 20:35
Yes agreed, should be D.


(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

Main trick is to recognize what verbs need to be in parallel. Here only the verbs beating and adopting need to be in parallel. And thats why (C) is wrong, because it makes all 3 verbs (adhere, beat and adopt parallel). Now among (A) and (D), D is right because the sentence is trying to make a contrast...so we need 'yet'.

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New post 28 Jul 2009, 22:43
C.... a case of parallelism with the word adhere...

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New post 28 Jul 2009, 22:56
IMO D

(A) beating in unison and adopting -though maintaining parallelism, but not maintaining the contrast.
(B) they beat in unison while adopting -awkward; not maintaining parallelism
(C) beat in unison, and adopt - Parallel to "adhere to one...", but author is here referring to only one feature, notice "A peculiar feature of...."
(D) beating in unison yet adopting -Correct, parallel structure, maintaining contrast
(E) even though they beat in unison and adopt --awkward; not maintaining the contrast
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New post 29 Jul 2009, 03:40
Can u exaplain bit further why is the "contrast" needed?

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New post 29 Jul 2009, 09:23
Contrast needed for" beating in unison yet adopting specialized orientations"

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