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Although the turtle has been toothless for more than 150 million years, in some contemporary turtle species the moderately sharp and jagged edges of their horny jaws function for teeth.
A. their horny jaws function for teeth
B. its horny jaws function for teeth
C. its horny jaws function as do teeth
D the horny jaws function as teeth do
E the horny jaws function as teeth
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20 Mar 2011, 08:47
in my opinion its D. the Do is better grammatically.

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21 Mar 2011, 03:55
Onell wrote:
Although the turtle has been toothless for more than 150 million years, in some contemporary turtle species the moderately sharp and jagged edges of their horny jaws function for teeth.
A. their horny jaws function for teeth
B. its horny jaws function for teeth
C. its horny jaws function as do teeth
D the horny jaws function as teeth do
E the horny jaws function as teeth

Its E - correct idiom usage - Jaws FUNCTION as teeth - "Function as Y" does not need DO. There is no explanation for it.
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21 Mar 2011, 04:58
yea, its a simple one. i fell in the trap.

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