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# As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates

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As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

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18 Aug 2006, 11:13
C. another

comparing one type with "any other" genetic composition... intuitively should be "another".
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18 Aug 2006, 11:30
it should be D.

You are comparing individuals against indivisuals.
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18 Aug 2006, 11:45
genetic composition of one is better than those of another.

D
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18 Aug 2006, 14:56
D

those [individuals] of another [genetic composition]
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18 Aug 2006, 17:51
D it should be.
"than those of others" makes the right comparison.
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As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

I thought "others" make more sense here...

Originally posted by ashkrs on 06 Jan 2008, 22:54.
Last edited by ashkrs on 07 Jan 2008, 14:36, edited 1 time in total.
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07 Jan 2008, 01:34
ashkrs wrote:
As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

I thought "others" make more sense here...

I believe that your underlining is incorrect; 'than' should not be underlined from what I understand from the answer choices.
If so, I pick D.
we need plural 'those' to refer to 'individuals'
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07 Jan 2008, 03:23
B it is

guys see we are here comparing individuals not anything of individuals so those of otehr or that of other is out of Question..

Now you can certainly say that "you are better than the other "

So there is nothing wrong in B

C is wrong ebcause better than another is wrong cos there is no another mentioned here. for general use , it gotta be other/others
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07 Jan 2008, 14:33
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B it is

guys see we are here comparing individuals not anything of individuals so those of otehr or that of other is out of Question..

Now you can certainly say that "you are better than the other "

So there is nothing wrong in B

C is wrong ebcause better than another is wrong cos there is no another mentioned here. for general use , it gotta be other/others

Abhi,
We are infact comparing individuals. But B does not compare individuals. B compares individuals to the "the other (genetic composition)". Adding a "those of" infact corrects the comparison to individuals. i.e individuals of the other genetic composition. Its like saying individuals from one class are better off than those of the other. saying "individuals of one class are better off than the other" would be comparing individuals to class.
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07 Jan 2008, 16:41
ashkrs wrote:
As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

I thought "others" make more sense here...

D. another here refers to many other groups. the other is usually only used for a distinct other group. That sounds rather ridiculous in this situation b/c there is certainly more than one group.
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08 Jan 2008, 01:08
As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

First of all E is out without any dilemma.
Second, we have used comparative form "better" so, "another" is out. Means C and D are out. Use "one...another" while comparing more than two items.
Third, other Vs Others,
that of others => individuals of one genetic composition are better than that of other genetic compositions.
the other=> other compares to whom? other individuals or other genetic composition?
Again, that can refer to both singular as well as plural.

My choice is A.

Would like to know OA.
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As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

Originally posted by ankur55 on 24 Jul 2009, 06:10.
Last edited by WaterFlowsUp on 26 Dec 2014, 00:29, edited 1 time in total.
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24 Jul 2009, 16:44
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Another refers to any other
the other is more specific , it refers to one particular other

The intent here is to compare with all species and not a specific one

So, i will go with D
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24 Jul 2009, 18:03
D

individuals (plural) of one species ..... than those (plural) of another

i guess parallel?
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24 Jul 2009, 23:58
ankur55 wrote:
As Charles Darwin observed, natural selection operates whenever individuals of one
genetic composition are better at reproducing than that of others.
A. that of others
B. the other
C. another
D. those of another
E. that of the next

IMO D has parallelism: individuals of one genetic composition is parallel to those of another
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25 Jul 2009, 01:25
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IMO D

We are comparing "individuals of one genetic composition" with "individuals of another genetic composition".
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26 Jul 2009, 02:53
We are comparing two things here ‘’individuals of one genetic composition’’ are better than individuals (those ) of one another (Genetic composition)
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26 Jul 2009, 04:14
one -- another
each -- other

A, B --> out
E --> awkward

between C & D, D is parallel
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03 Aug 2009, 09:28
I got D.

My reasoning was the same as natia ["individuals of one" is parallel to "those of another"].
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