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42. Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(a)..
(b) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(c)suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(d) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(e) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

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Re: Australian embryologists have found evidence [#permalink]

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01 Jan 2013, 19:07
targetgmatchotu wrote:
42. Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(a)..
(b) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(c)suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(d) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(e) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

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Anyone with the idiom of "Evidence" that/to

Hey targetgmatchotu,
Sorry i couldn't help u in idiom. coz i myself is too week in this idiom

But my choice was E.
Australian embryologists found a fact.
So fact need to be present tense.

Australian embryologists have found evidence to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal
and that its (the elephant's) trunk originally evolved

here i felt evidence that odd.
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Re: Australian embryologists have found evidence [#permalink]

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02 Jan 2013, 05:18
A it's wrong because it uses both COMMA AND to introduce the explanation, that brings the two clauses (the elephant is descended from an acquatic animal AND its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel) on the same level changing the meaning.
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This SC problem tests parallelism, pronoun, verb tense.
(a) that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved
Pronoun "Its" has ambiguous antecedent and can refer to both elephant and aquatic animal.
(b) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
Pronoun "Its" has ambiguous antecedent and can refer to both elephant and aquatic animal. "elephant descended" is wrong. "descended"without "is" means downward motion. "elephant is descended" is right way to use.
(c) suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
Pronoun "Its" has ambiguous antecedent and can refer to both elephant and aquatic animal.
(d) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
"elephant had descended" is wrong. "elephant is descended" is right way to use.
(e) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved
Correct. Fixes the parallelism error. Correct use of "is descended. Pronoun "Its" clearly refers to the elephant.
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Re: Australian embryologists have found evidence [#permalink]

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02 Jan 2013, 16:56
targetgmatchotu wrote:
Anyone with the idiom of "Evidence" that/to

Hi there,

e-gmat team wishes you a very Happy New Year.

The idioms "evidence that", "evidence to" and "evidence of" are correct. The correctness of their usage depends on the way a particular senetnce has been written.

Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(a) that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved
(b) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(c)suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(d) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(e) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

The answer choices with "evidence that" has some grammatical issue. Only choice E is the grammatically correct. This is the reason why here use of "evidence to" is correct.

Now take a look at this GMAT Prep question:

Astronomers have uncovered evidence that a star that was as bright as the full moon exploding into view 340,000 years ago, emitting dazzling radiation that could have disrupted Earth's protective ozone layer and sunburned our Stone Age ancestors.

A) that a star that was as bright as the full moon exploding into view 340,000 years ago, emitting
B) that a star as bright as the full moon exploded into view 340,000 years ago, emitting
C) of a star that was as bright as the full moon exploding into view 340,000 years ago and that it emitted
D) of a star as bright as the full moon, exploding into view 340,000 years ago and emitting
E) of a star as bright as the full moon that exploded into view 340,000 years ago and that emitted

The correct answer of this sentence is choice B where the uasge of the idiom "evidence that" is correct. This is so because all the other choices have some grammatical error.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Australian embryologists have found evidence [#permalink]

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targetgmatchotu wrote:
Anyone with the idiom of "Evidence" that/to

Hi there,

e-gmat team wishes you a very Happy New Year.

The idioms "evidence that", "evidence to" and "evidence of" are correct. The correctness of their usage depends on the way a particular senetnce has been written.

Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(a) that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved
(b) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(c)suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(d) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(e) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

The answer choices with "evidence that" has some grammatical issue. Only choice E is the grammatically correct. This is the reason why here use of "evidence to" is correct.

Now take a look at this GMAT Prep question:

Astronomers have uncovered evidence that a star that was as bright as the full moon exploding into view 340,000 years ago, emitting dazzling radiation that could have disrupted Earth's protective ozone layer and sunburned our Stone Age ancestors.

A) that a star that was as bright as the full moon exploding into view 340,000 years ago, emitting
B) that a star as bright as the full moon exploded into view 340,000 years ago, emitting
C) of a star that was as bright as the full moon exploding into view 340,000 years ago and that it emitted
D) of a star as bright as the full moon, exploding into view 340,000 years ago and emitting
E) of a star as bright as the full moon that exploded into view 340,000 years ago and that emitted

The correct answer of this sentence is choice B where the uasge of the idiom "evidence that" is correct. This is so because all the other choices have some grammatical error.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

For the 'Astronomers' question-Could you please come up with your awesome meaning analysis and help me understand why B is preferred to C here ?I thought C is the right ans

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