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A South American bird that forages for winged termites and

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04 Dec 2005, 08:24
23. A South American bird that forages for winged termites and other small insects while swinging upside down form the foliage of tall trees, the graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and that are represented in virtually every kind of habitat.

A. graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and that are
B. graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and is
C. graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that include more than 230 species and is
D. graveteiro, which belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and that are
E. graveteiro, which belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and is

Guys, I've a doubt here "that" refer to birds or a group. Acoording to GMAT Land Grammar, that should refer to a noun which is just before it. Can some one calrify.

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04 Dec 2005, 13:08
I think B is the answer. Let's discard some answers. D and E have no meaning. Discard them. A is not parallel: "a group of New World tropical birds that includes .... and that are....". C is not correct because "a group of New World tropical birds" is a singular compound noun. Therefore, only B is correct. What is the OA?

Good question by the way, what is the source?
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04 Dec 2005, 14:41
B

With the same reasoning. A group is.
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04 Dec 2005, 18:49
I managed to search this question in this forum, and according to Paul answer should be C, even I believe so.

though OA is B
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04 Dec 2005, 18:58
gmat_crack wrote:
I managed to search this question in this forum, and according to Paul answer should be C, even I believe so.

though OA is B

I think C is wrong because:
a group of New World tropical birds that include more than 230 species and is
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05 Dec 2005, 04:01
23. A South American bird that forages for winged termites and other small insects while swinging upside down form the foliage of tall trees, the graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and that are represented in virtually every kind of habitat.

A. graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and that are
--->" that includes.....and that are" --> two "that"s are redundant , also " are" in second that phrase is incorrect ---->out

B. graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and is
----> looks fine

C. graveteiro belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that include more than 230 species and is
-----> wrong due to the red marked parts.

D. graveteiro, which belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and that are
-------> the whole sentence has no main verb --->out

E. graveteiro, which belongs to the ovenbird family, a group of New World tropical birds that includes more than 230 species and is

----> same as D.

B is correct
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05 Dec 2005, 08:56
I really like the way Laxie kicks the wrong answer choices "out"?
A group of surfers is heading this way. Group is singular, so the OA is correct.
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05 Dec 2005, 11:24
I observed that trick also very often.
ETS posts a group of birds and the neophyte believes it is plural and chooses are. However group is the key word and this is singular, so you should choose B
Re: South Amercan bird   [#permalink] 05 Dec 2005, 11:24
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