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# Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests

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. 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 has descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolved
E. to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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27 Sep 2008, 08:35
Nihit wrote:
. 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 has descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolved
E. to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

What is the source of this Q? I edited the Q to correct the underlined part. I have issues with every choice.

Are you sure there were not any typo's?
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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27 Sep 2008, 13:13
They are suggesting two things :

that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and
that its trunk originally evolved

(E)
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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28 Sep 2008, 02:38
Should be "is descended" so between A and E, I'll go with E.
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2008, 05:31
Another E for parallelism.....that suggests that......and that.....
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2008, 05:58
Nihit wrote:
. 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 has descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolved
E. to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

IMO A

A real weird question!!!
'A' would lack parallelism but still is the best choice.
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2008, 07:07
E should be it.
Use of "that" twice points to the fact that both that facts are "suggested" and the 2nd fact is not just the author's opinion. After comma, the sentence about the snorkel could be easily misperceived as the opinion of the author and not the suggestion of the scientists. However, that is not the case in the sentence; so D is not correct. Other choices have lack of parallelism, as correctly pointed out by others.
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2008, 07:44
Nihit wrote:
. 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 has descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolved
E. to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

IMO E) , no need for present perfect so D) is out
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2008, 08:25
Ask this question to yourself! You ARE a descendant of homo sapiens vs. you DESCENDED from homo sapiens- which is correct? The 2nd part could lead us to believe that you CLIMBED DOWN from homo sapiens! Of course, we know what you mean, but the examiner may not.
In a way you are right. This is a rare example of unconventional use of English, but the word "descended" is used in a different context.
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2008, 17:36
I go for E for parallism but I am still apprehensive abt is descended
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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30 Sep 2008, 07:32
Is the answer choice in D written correctly?

Here's another version of it
http://www.beatthegmat.com/australian-e ... 18654.html

D. to suggest that the elephant has (HAD is written in the link above) descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolved
E. to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved
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Re: SC : Elephants [#permalink]

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30 Sep 2008, 08:59
E, it should be.

because second "that" makes the sentences parallel and hence "its" correctly refers to "elephant".

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