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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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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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Could someone explain why "lasts for" is incorrect?

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"lasts/ lasts for" are both correct.
this split is used as a red herring to distract you.
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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 - comparison error - sting vs bullet ant
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 - meaning change - although ... and it rarely bothers humans, the TH's sting
D. the aptly-named bullet ant’s, the tarantula hawk wasp rarely bothers humans, and the pain from its sting lasts for - modifies issue - aptly-named modifies bullet ant's sting
E. the aptly-named bullet ant’s and it rarely bothers humans, when the tarantula hawk wasp does sting, the pain lasts - meaning change - same as C ; aptly-named modifies bullet ant's sting

Answer B

In option D, is there any other issue besides the modifier issue(aptly-named modifies bullet ant's sting)?

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Imo B

D is wrong, because sting of tarantula is to be compared with sting of bullet ant.

But , in option D it seems to compare sting with name of the bullet ants sting. Wrong comparison



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

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New post 10 Mar 2019, 06:08
A compares ‘its sting’ to ‘the aptly named bullet ant’. This is wrong, the sting of ‘it; needs to be compared to the ant’s sting’.
C uses ‘and’ thanks to which the sentence fails to convey the contrast that it is supposed to. E has the same issue.
D is wrong because it uses ‘lasts for’.

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