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# Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the

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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
(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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14 Dec 2005, 06:23
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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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17 Jul 2006, 21:40
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Straight E.

C and D wrongly compare clones to homogeneity.
Between B and E, E is better since 'members of the cheetah species' is plural and 'one another' rightly does the comparison.
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Straight E

Its between B and E because of proper placement of word being modified.

Phrase "Almost like clones in their similarity to one another" suggested that this phrase should be modifying some plural subject. Thats why B is wrong.
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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
--> "homogeneity" is wrongly compared to "clones" . We can say that one clone is smiliar to another clone. However, can we say that a homogeneity is similar to another homogeneity? ---> It is obviously that "homogeneity" can't be compared with "clones" . Also, "them" has no specific antecedent.

One gramma point noted by Vivek123 long ago:
1. The taciturn personality of Joana makes her difficult to approach. --> in this case, "her" is understood to refer to "Joana"
In another case:
2. Joana's taciturn personality makes her difficult to approach --> "her" cannot be used to refer to "Joana"
==> for above reasons, A is out.

B. the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
--> "its" has no specific antecedent, whether it's "species" or "disease" we don't know. --> B is out.

C. the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
---> "homogeneity" is wrongly compared with "clones"
--> C is out.

D. homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
---> Same reason as in C. --> out

E. members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity --> correct.
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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
Correct
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13 Mar 2016, 05:14
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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08 May 2016, 00:33
What is the hint that we have to compare clones to cheetahs , not the homogeneity

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08 May 2016, 13:43
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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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19 Aug 2016, 11:17
gamjatang wrote:
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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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 - Illogical modification - homogeneity cannot be like clones ; do not have an antecedent for “them”
(B) the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity - “Like” illogically compares “the cheetah species” with clones. The cheetah species is not like clones; it’s the members that are like clones ; “species” is singular here, there is no antecedent for “their”.
(C) the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease - “Like” illogically compares “homogeneity” with clones ; No antecedent for “their”.
(D) homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease - “Like” illogically compares “homogeneity” with clones
(E) members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity- Correct

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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 -misplaced modifier
(B) the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity -species is singular, thus "their" can't refer to species
(C) the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease -misplaced modifier
(D) homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease -misplaced modifier
(E) members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity - Correct. Plural their goes hand in hand with members
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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
"Them" intends to refer to "the cheetah species", but it is not found in (A). (A)'s main subject is species's "homogeneity".

(B) the cheetah species is especially vulnerable to disease because of its homogeneity
"Almost like clones in their similarity to one another"

(C) the homogeneity of the cheetah species makes it especially vulnerable to disease
"it" wrongly refer to "the homogeneity. Homogeneity does not make homogeneity vulnerable.

(D) homogeneity makes members of the cheetah species especially vulnerable to disease
"Almost like clones in their similarity to one another" is not modifying "homogeneity".

(E) members of the cheetah species are especially vulnerable to disease because of their homogeneity

Correct me if my explanations are wrong.
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