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36. As a result of having nostrils, called nares, connected to olfactory bulbs that go back to the brain, sharks are capable of smelling even a few molecules of blood in the water.
(A) As a result of having
(B) As a result of their having
(C) Because they have
(D) Because of having
(E) Because of their having

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05 Aug 2009, 06:55
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36. As a result of having nostrils, called nares, connected to olfactory bulbs that go back to the brain, sharks are capable of smelling even a few molecules of blood in the water.
(A) As a result of having
(B) As a result of their having
(C) Because they have
(D) Because of having
(E) Because of their having

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Because of having + noun(nostrils) seems to be the correct usage!!

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This is an example of a Sentence Correction question that explicitly and almost exclusively tests expression. As a result of having is not grammatically offensive, and it works fine with the rest of the sentence, but it is rather wordy and indirect. (B), (D), and (E) share the same basic structure with the imprecise of having expression. An active sentence or phrase starts with the subject (they) and then moves to the verb (have) and object (nostrils). Active expression is generally the most effective expression on the GMAT; always choose it when presented with a grammatically correct option as well. (C) is the best option because it is the most active and the most clear.

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06 Aug 2009, 20:33
IMO C...they clearly refer Sharks

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06 Aug 2009, 21:48
IMO C....

a,b are out..to awkard and wordy...

Because should introduce adverbial clause....C only do that....

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IMO C...they clearly refer Sharks

I am not a native speaker and in time of seeing the question I did not know the meaning of these words: nostrils , nares , olfactory bulbs.
In my case, how could I find that "they" refers to sharks not the above words which are all plural?
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19 Dec 2012, 10:38
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I am not a native speaker and in time of seeing the question I did not know the meaning of these words: nostrils , nares , olfactory bulbs.
In my case, how could I find that "they" refers to sharks not the above words which are all plural?

A nostril is the hole through which breathing takes place. In Sharks the nostril is called nare. Olfactory means relating to smell or odor, just like auditory refers to hearing: But this aside,

The way to check a pronoun’s meaningful antecedence is to replace it with the possible contenders and see which one fits in logically. In this case, try replacing –they - first with nostrils, then with nares and then with bulbs. You can see none of them fits in; whereas, replace they with sharks, you can see how smugly the meaning flows.
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A nostril is the hole through which breathing takes place. In Sharks the nostril is called nare. Olfactory means relating to smell or odor, just like auditory refers to hearing: But this aside,

First thanks for your kind reply. As I told before, have checked the meaning of the words after seeing the test. All I want to know is that in case of seeing this kind of questions that have some unknown words for me how could I check the Pronoun?

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The way to check a pronoun’s meaningful antecedence is to replace it with the possible contenders and see which one fits in logically. In this case, try replacing –they - first with nostrils, then with nares and then with bulbs. You can see none of them fits in; whereas, replace they with sharks, you can see how smugly the meaning flows.

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This is an example of a SC question that explicitly and almost exclusively tests expression, As a result of having is not grammatically offensive, and it works fine with the rest of the sentence, but is rather wordy and indirect. (B), (D),(E) share the same basic structure with the imprecise of having expression. An active sentence or phase starts with the subject (they) and then moves to the verb (have) and object (nostrils). Active expression is generally the most effective expression in the GMAT; always choose it when presented with a grammatically correct option as well. (C) is the best option because it is the most active and the most clear.

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31 Jan 2016, 00:22
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36. As a result of having nostrils, called nares, connected to olfactory bulbs that go back to the brain, sharks are capable of smelling even a few molecules of blood in the water.
(A) As a result of having
(B) As a result of their having
(C) Because they have
(D) Because of having
(E) Because of their having

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in a, and d, having dose not refer to sharks grammatically
in b, and e, their having nostril is ungrammatical. gerund can not go with possesive. for more on this point, read grammar books
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02 Feb 2016, 23:45
The pronoun " they" in this sentence is not ambiguous. It refers to the Sharks. If you skip the portion between the two commas from "called" to "brain" then "they" refers to sharks. Hence you can directly connect the pronoun to the subject. Remember the main subject of the sentence cannot be between two commas.
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36. As a result of having nostrils, called nares, connected to olfactory bulbs that go back to the brain, sharks are capable of smelling even a few molecules of blood in the water.
(A) As a result of having
(B) As a result of their having
(C) Because they have
(D) Because of having
(E) Because of their having

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doing give us a lot of trouble on gmat. this point of grammar is harder.
their having is incorrect because having here as gerund cannot go with possesive

because of having and as a result of having is not logic because having works as a gerund and, so, dose not refer to sharks. this situation is not logic
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DenisSh wrote:
36. As a result of having nostrils, called nares, connected to olfactory bulbs that go back to the brain, sharks are capable of smelling even a few molecules of blood in the water.
(A) As a result of having
(B) As a result of their having
(C) Because they have
(D) Because of having
(E) Because of their having

OA will be posted later.

doing give us a lot of trouble on gmat. this point of grammar is harder.
their having is incorrect because having here as gerund cannot go with possesive

because of having and as a result of having is not logic because having works as a gerund and, so, dose not refer to sharks. this situation is not logic

I would approach this problem in a different way. Here is the link:

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