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# Almost like separate species in their dissimilarity to each other

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09 Jan 2020, 11:23
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Almost like separate species in their dissimilarity to each other, the dog breeds' polymorphism makes them particularly difficult to categorize.

A) the dog breeds' polymorphism makes them particularly difficult to categorize
B) the dog breed is particularly difficult to categorize because of its polymorphism
C) the polymorphism of the dog breed makes it particularly difficult to categorize
D) polymorphism makes members of the dog breed especially difficult to categorize
E) Members of the dog breed are particularly difficult to categorize because of their polymorphism

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Re: Almost like separate species in their dissimilarity to each other  [#permalink]

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09 Jan 2020, 15:27
Abhi077 wrote:
Almost like separate species in their dissimilarity to each other, the dog breeds' polymorphism makes them particularly difficult to categorize.

Abhi077 wrote:
A) the dog breeds' polymorphism makes them particularly difficult to categorize

This is not relevant to the clause before this You want to talk about species, not polymorphism
Abhi077 wrote:
B) the dog breed is particularly difficult to categorize because of its polymorphism

Looks good This is clear and concise.
Abhi077 wrote:
C) the polymorphism of the dog breed makes it particularly difficult to categorize

Same reasoning as A
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D) polymorphism makes members of the dog breed especially difficult to categorize

Same reasoning as A
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E) Members of the dog breed are particularly difficult to categorize because of their polymorphism

This is more wordy than choice A.
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Re: Almost like separate species in their dissimilarity to each other  [#permalink]

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10 Jan 2020, 03:20
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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

After reading this what we really need to take a second look at is "their dissimilarity to each other." According to this phrase, the subject of this sentence is plural rather than singular.
Looking at our answer choices, that eliminates (A), (B), (C), and (D) since they all have singular subjects: "the dog breeds' polymorphism," "the dog breed," "polymorphism of the dog breed," and "polymorphism The . ." Only (E) is left, with "members of the dog breed" as its plural subject, and it is a clear, understandable sentence.

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