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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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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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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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I am stuck between E and C. For me C looks correct and concise.

But you will end up comparing "clones" to "the homogeneity of the cheetah species"
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gamjatang wrote:
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

B and E have correct comparison.
Between the two, I would go for E coz we're comparing a plural to aplural
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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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OA is 'E'. I could eliminate A, B and C because of the pronoun error, but how do you decide between D and E??

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

In D - the problem is that HOMOGENEITY appears directly after the opening Modifying Phrase (Almost like.. one another); This causes a modifier problem because it is the Cheetah Members who are like clones not Homogeneity. So D is out.
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hi, B is wrong not because of its.. but the main reason is if u read the first part it contains 'their',so the modifier should be plural and 'the cheetah species' is singular.. therefore 'members of ... ' is correct.
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14 Dec 2005, 06:29
it is a modifier problem.

who are vulnerable.... the members of ......

so E is the correct choice.
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14 Dec 2005, 07:21
I like (E) over B because of the plural reference to species. The ....species....are....
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Between B and E, I got B. But I think E is the best since clones and members are logical comparision.
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15 Dec 2005, 00:17
gamjatang wrote:
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

I will take E for this one.

"Almost like clones in their similarity to one another" is modifying members of cheetah and not homogeneity.

Also, "one another" gives the answer away
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15 Dec 2005, 12:55
I am stuck between E and C. For me C looks correct and concise.

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15 Dec 2005, 12:58
E

modifier, the members of the cheetah species.
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16 Dec 2005, 08:31
I pick up C. Clones paralles the homogeneity of the cheetah.
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17 Jul 2006, 21:28
Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah speciesâ€™ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.

A. the cheetah speciesâ€™ 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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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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17 Jul 2006, 21:55
Will go with E.

Makes the correct comaprison between clones and members of cheetah species, not between clones and cheetah species (B).
also E is ||
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17 Jul 2006, 22:31
gmat_crack wrote:
Almost like clones in their similarity to one another, the cheetah speciesâ€™ homogeneity makes them especially vulnerable to disease.

A. the cheetah speciesâ€™ 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

E, its the only one which talks about different entities (in this case, members of the cheetah species) that can be compared.
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19 Jul 2006, 07:35
ps_dahiya wrote:
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.

Can a Plural subject in the first part be compared with a Singular subject in the second part....
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