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Although its sting is said to be less painful than only the aptly-name

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Although its sting is said to be less painful than only the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for only five minutes.

A. the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for
B. that of the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts
C. that of the aptly-named bullet ant and it rarely bothers humans, the tarantula hawk wasp’s sting causes pain that lasts for
D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts for
E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s and it rarely bothers humans, when the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts
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Although its sting is said to be less painful than only the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for only five minutes.

A. the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for
B. that of the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts
C. that of the aptly-named bullet ant and it rarely bothers humans, the tarantula hawk wasp’s sting causes pain that lasts for
D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts for
E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s and it rarely bothers humans, when the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts

Correct Answer must be (B) for the highlighted errors in other options.
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Although its sting is said to be less painful than only the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for only five minutes.

A. the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for
B. that of the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts
C. that of the aptly-named bullet ant and it rarely bothers humans, the tarantula hawk wasp’s sting causes pain that lasts for
D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts for
E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s and it rarely bothers humans, when the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts

Correct Answer must be (B) for the highlighted errors in other options.


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Could you please explain why D is wrong.

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A. ((the aptly-named bullet ant)), the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts ((for)) - incorrect.

B. //that of the aptly-named bullet ant//, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts -correct.

C. that of the aptly-named bullet ant ((and it rarely bothers humans,)) ((the tarantula hawk wasp’s sting)) causes pain that lasts ((for))
- incorrect.

D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts ((for)) - incorrect.

E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s ((and it rarely bothers humans)), ((when)) the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts - incorrect

Thus, B is best.

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OA : B

IMO, Option D is implying that sting of bullet ant is aptly-named.
whereas,intended meaning is that particular ant species is aptly named as bullet ant.
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Abhishek009 wrote:
Max.MayankG wrote:
Although its sting is said to be less painful than only the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for only five minutes.

A. the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for
B. that of the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts
C. that of the aptly-named bullet ant and it rarely bothers humans, the tarantula hawk wasp’s sting causes pain that lasts for
D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts for
E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s and it rarely bothers humans, when the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts

Correct Answer must be (B) for the highlighted errors in other options.


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Could you please explain why D is wrong.

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D is incorrect because of the incorrect modifier " aptly-named bullet ant’s " it modifies sting but the intended meaning is that aptly-named bullet should describe ant not its stings.
I think lasts for is also redundant we can use only lasts.
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Can any expert GMAT-Ninja, e-gmat, Souvik, daag, GMAT-Ninja2 , broll discuss in detail why choice D is wrong?

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Could someone explain why "lasts for" is incorrect?

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Max.MayankG wrote:
Although its sting is said to be less painful than only the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for only five minutes.

A. the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and its sting lasts for
B. that of the aptly-named bullet ant, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts
C. that of the aptly-named bullet ant and it rarely bothers humans, the tarantula hawk wasp’s sting causes pain that lasts for
D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts for
E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s and it rarely bothers humans, when the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts


IMO B
A, D and E incorrectly compares sting with bullet ant.
C- the subject after comma should be tarantula hawk wasp, so wrong subject after comma
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OA is B,

D is incorrect because the adejective "aptly-named" should modify "bullet ant" and not its "sting", which option d is trying to modify.

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