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Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.

(A) the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
Modifier error. It's not the cheetah species' homogeneity that is similar, it's the cheetah species.

(B) the cheetah speciesis especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
The modifier is correct but it runs into a second problem. The species can't be vulnerable to disease, the cheetahs themselves are vulnerable to the disease. This error is fixed in E.

(C) the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
Modifier error. It's not the cheetah species' homogeneity that is similar, it's the cheetah species.

(D) homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
Modifier error. It's not the cheetah species' homogeneity that is similar, it's the cheetah species.

(E) members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity
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The modification error clearly removes three choices namely A, C and D. It is not the homogeneity that is like clones but the members of the Cheetah species.
B is out for reasons of subject – pronoun number disagreement by using their for the singular species.E is the final survivor
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What is the hint that we have to compare clones to cheetahs , not the homogeneity

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What is the hint that we have to compare clones to cheetahs , not the homogeneity

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"Clones" are living organisms, whereas "homogeneity" is a state or a quality. Living organisms are not comparable to a quality or a state.

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Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.


we have "their" in dependent clause so in the independent clause we would need PLURAL subject.

(A) the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
homogineity is singular. and wrong subject.

(B) the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity

(C) the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease

(D) homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease

(E) members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity
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Narrowed it down to B & E and picked E because we are comparing clones to members of the cheetah species and not clones to the species itself.
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Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them
especially vulnerable to disease.
A. the cheetah species’ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease
The modifier “almost like clone….” Should modify “members of Cheetah Species” but NOT the Homogeneity of the species

B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
Same error as A

C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
Same problem as option A

D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
Same problem as A

E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity
Correct option as both the errors highlighted in other options are eliminated in this choice.
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New post 18 Aug 2017, 23:23
crazyfin wrote:
i take E.
we have to compare clones to cheetahs and not the homogeneity.so C D are out. in A "cheetah species' homogeneity " doesnt sound good. also species is a collective noun and hence singular. in A the use of "them" defies this rule.

between B and E. see in the main sentence, clones are used as individual entities and not a group by using "one another". hence i think "members" is more apt in E

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