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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.

(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern

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Can anyone tell , why E is not correct
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Can anyone tell , why E is not correct

Lets compare D and E

(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern

As per D, the wing pattern is unique.

However, E doesn't specify that the pattern is unique. It says that the way the pattern is displayed by the different species is unique, which doesn't make much sense.
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Tthe wing pattern is unique whereas E says that the display is unique
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(A) displaying a wing pattern unique ((to)) ((each one)) - thus sentence means that the butterflies display their unique wedding pattern to someone (each one). Who is each one ?? Ambiguous. Eliminate.

(B) displaying a //unique wing pattern// in ((each)) - in each... In which ??

(C) each ((uniquely displaying)) a wing pattern - this means the display is unique. Meaning changes. Eliminate.

(D) each of //which// displays a //unique wing pattern// - looks good. No errors.

(E) each of which ((uniquely displays)) a wing pattern - meaning change. Same as C.

Thus, D is best.

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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.

(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern --> correct
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern
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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.

(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern


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(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each

In A & B, are these wrong because they are in passive voice?

If the sentence is only displaying a unique wing pattern is it right?

Can you please explain?
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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.
Intended meaning is each species of butterfly has unique wing pattern
(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one- Here displaying denotes butterflies- hence sentence tells that each butterfly(should be each species of butterfly) has unique wing pattern
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each- same as A
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern-adverb uniquely modifies displaying(should modify wind pattern)
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern-adjective unique correctly modifies wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern- same as C
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The author intends to say that butterflies display unique wing patterns; the incorrect answers twist the wording by saying that butterflies uniquely display the patterns. That's nonsense. Thus, choices C and E are out.

Choice B is incorrect because of in each part. If you try to understand it literary (as you should), then the sentence is saying that this display happens in (or within) the butterfly. It doesn't make sense, so B is out.

Choice A is incorrect because the underlined portion starting with "displaying" modifies the main verb "come." Stated as such we have to understand it as "butterflies come displaying." I am not sure if it is wrong grammatically but it definitely sounds off to me because of weird style.

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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.

(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern
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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.
Intended meaning is each species of butterfly has unique wing pattern
(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one- Here displaying denotes butterflies- hence sentence tells that each butterfly(should be each species of butterfly) has unique wing pattern
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each- same as A
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern-adverb uniquely modifies displaying(should modify wind pattern)
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern-adjective unique correctly modifies wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern- same as C


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Why is A wrong?

Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.

(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern

Please can u clarify why A is wrong?
I marked A because the verb-ing modifier correctly modifies the preceding clause.
The subject "Butterflies" is doing the action of displaying.

If it was "displaying a unique wing pattern to each one" Then i understand that it is INCORRECT.
But otherwise A seems fine to me.

Originally posted by blitzkriegxX on 13 Oct 2018, 23:13.
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blitzkriegxX - Always be reasonable with meaning of a sentence. This is the only correct approach to solve a SC question. Rest every thing will fall in its place. Lets pick this choice on these lines.

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Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species, displaying a wing pattern unique to each one.

(A) displaying a wing pattern unique to each one --- The moment I noticed that -verb ing, i tried to find what it is modifying. So meaning of this part is that "Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species" and just by coming in this kind of variation, they are displaying a wing pattern - definitely sound absurd.
(B) displaying a unique wing pattern in each ---- Same As A.
(C) each uniquely displaying a wing pattern - So there is one pattern and each species displaying it uniquely. ofcourse not.
(D) each of which displays a unique wing pattern - Corrected both above mentioned error. the wing pattern is unique.
(E) each of which uniquely displays a wing pattern - same as C.

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maybe a silly question, but my last SC is a long time ago.

so the first part "Butterflies come in more than 17,000 species" is an independent clause. The 2nd part "each of which displays a unique wing pattern" is an dependent clause, which modifies the first or how could you properly describe this sentence part?

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"Each of which".. is it correct? I just thought "Each of them" could be correct.
I just started GMAT SC, so hoping someone could help me to explain

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tnbn1007 wrote:
"Each of which".. is it correct? I just thought "Each of them" could be correct.
I just started GMAT SC, so hoping someone could help me to explain

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Both are correct - "each of them" and "each of which". Which one to be used depends on the role of the pronoun - subject or object. You can simply treat it as a pronoun acting as an object of a preposition.

Refer to this problem - https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-stars-so ... 54399.html for more insights.


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