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# Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cepha

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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved
B. the more higher evolved
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved
E. the most evolutionarily high

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17 Oct 2019, 22:12
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

Both verbs should be in parallel....So correct usage is evolved
Most,highest both are superlative degrees....Cannot coexist...So it must be highly

A. the most highest evolved
B. the more higher evolved
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved..... Correct
E. the most evolutionarily high

OA:D

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17 Oct 2019, 22:47
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The right answer is option D in my opinion.

Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved ..... incorrect. The use of two superlatives most and highest is inappropriate. We can say most evolved or highest evolved or change highest into an adverb highly so that most highly modifying the verb-ed modifier (adjective) evolved.
B. the more higher evolved.....incorrect. More higher is also inappropriate for the same reasons stated in option A.
C. the most highly evolving .....incorrect. This option changes the meaning of the sentence. In addition, the contrast between most highly evolving, which signifies an ongoing process, and extremely intelligent is not sound compared with the contrast in option C.
D. the most highly evolved ... correct. The contrast between most highly evolved and extremely intelligent is more logical compared with the contrast in option C. The original meaning is also maintained.
E. the most evolutionarily high .... incorrect. most evolutionarily high what? The meaning is unclear.
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17 Oct 2019, 23:39
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved - WRONG. Redundant due to 'most' and 'highest'.
B. the more higher evolved - WRONG. Original sentence means to state a general act of all cephalopods, so usage of comparative adjective instead of superlative form is wrong. Also redundant.
C. the most highly evolving - WRONG. 'Evolving' is a wrong modifier used to modify cephalopods.
D. the most highly evolved - CORRECT. Adverb 'highly' correctly used to lay stress on degree of evolution of cephalopods and modifies evolved.
E. the most evolutionarily high - WRONG. Meaning change due to adverb evolutionarily. It should remain as a noun to communicate proper meaning.

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18 Oct 2019, 00:32
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved - either the most or the highest is the correctly used for the superlative comparison
B. the more higher evolved - it should the superlative comparison (the most), not more here
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved - CORRECT
E. the most evolutionarily high - high is adjective here, while evolutionarily is the adverb which modifies verb - incorrect

Therfore D is the correct answer choice.
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18 Oct 2019, 01:07
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comparison and idiom error
usage of most over more and evolved over evolving is correct leaves with A & D ; amongst them option D is correct with usage of highly
IMO D:
the most highly evolved

Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved
B. the more higher evolved
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved
E. the most evolutionarily high
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18 Oct 2019, 03:01
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Imo. D

Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

Split 1: More vs most: more is used for comparison of two entities and most is being used for more than 2 entities. Here, cuttlefishh are extremely intelligent, means they are compared with among all species of cephalopods. Hence, most is correct. Two comparatives can not go together. Hence, B is out.

Split 2: Evolved and evolving: ing modifier immediately after refers to the relevant noun or action of the preceding clause (if followed by comma), however option C, ing modifier refers back to adverb, i.e. highly. Hence, C is wrong.

A. the most highest evolved - Two superlatives are never goes together, hence wrong
B. the more higher evolved - Incorrect as per split 1
C. the most highly evolving - Incorrect as per split 2
D. the most highly evolved - no error, seems fine.
E. the most evolutionarily high - idiom error
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18 Oct 2019, 04:08
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved
most used with highest is incorrect.

B. the more higher evolved
more used with higher is incorrect.

C. the most highly evolving
simple past should be used instead of continuous.

D. the most highly evolved
Correct.

E. the most evolutionarily high
redundant usage. Dropping "evolved" changes the meaning.
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18 Oct 2019, 06:48
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved
B. the more higher evolved
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved
E. the most evolutionarily high

MEANING: Cuttlefish are not considered the MOST HIGHLY [adverb] EVOLVED [verb] of the cephalopods.

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18 Oct 2019, 07:09
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Considered —> Past tense

A. the most highest evolved —> most and highest are redundant
B. the more higher evolved —> more and higher are redundant
C. the most highly evolving —> evolving is wrong, has to be in past tense
D. the most highly evolved —> Correct
E. the most evolutionarily high —> awkward construction

IMO Option D

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18 Oct 2019, 07:57
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IMO D

Although they are not considered- displays or introduces contrast.
The usage of highest is incorrect superlatives are used to compare when there are more than two to compare. This leaves us with B,C, D and E. The use of comparative higher is incorrect as there is no comparison.

In option C the use of present participle evolving is incorrect.

Option D the correct use of tense as well as meaning conveyed hence no error.
E changes meaning

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18 Oct 2019, 15:40
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A) “ the most highest... “ — redundancy. Also, the most+ two-syllable adjective.(at least). Incorrect

B) “ the more higher...”
—>a two—syllable adjective is used after ‘more’. Also, ‘the more’ is not used correcty. Incorrect

C) the most highly evolving — there should be an adjective after the most, not a verb. Incorrect

D) seems everything is Ok

E) the most evolutionarily high
—> there should be a two—syllable adjective after ‘the most...”
Incorrect

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18 Oct 2019, 21:42
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved
B. the more higher evolved
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved
E. the most evolutionarily high

most highest/more higher wrong usage. highly is adverb of evolved
most evolutionarily high doesn't make sense

therefore D
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20 Oct 2019, 21:34
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Although they are not considered the most highest evolved of the cephalopods, cuttlefish are extremely intelligent.

A. the most highest evolved
B. the more higher evolved
C. the most highly evolving
D. the most highly evolved
E. the most evolutionarily high

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Choice a uses a double superlative, combining most and a modifier with -est. Choice b uses a double comparison as well, using more and a modifier with -er.
Choice c incorrectly uses evolving instead of evolved, changing a modifier to a verb and making the sentence illogical. Choice e makes evolutionarily an adverb, which creates an awkward and unclear sentence.
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