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Re: By analyzing the advanced olfactory apparatus of Pleistocene chordates [#permalink]
i have a doubt in answer a
what is the subject of "its" . it is referring to brain but its can not refer to brain's .
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Re: By analyzing the advanced olfactory apparatus of Pleistocene chordates [#permalink]
Yes, choice A is the best here. The phrase before the comma is intended to modify paleozoologists.
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Why the answer is not B can any 1 plz explain


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"By analyzing the advanced olfactory apparatus of Pleistocene chordates" should modify paleozoologists and not link/discovery/brain

(A) paleozoologists have discovered a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage
(B) a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage has been discovered by paleozoologists
(C) there is a link that paleozoologists have discovered between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage
(D) the discovery of a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage was made by paleozoologists
(E) the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and long-term memory storage have a link that was discovered by paleozoologists
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adarsh12345 wrote:
i have a doubt in answer a
what is the subject of "its" . it is referring to brain but its can not refer to brain's .
pronoun error
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Hi Adarsh,

By analyzing the advanced olfactory apparatus of Pleistocene chordates, paleozoologists have discovered a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage, a link that could prove invaluable in the treatment of amnesia victims.

In this sentence possessive pronoun “its” correctly refers to the possessive noun “brain’s”. The sentence mentions “brain’s regions of scent discrimination” and then it mentions “its regions of long-term memory storage”. If you were to replace “its” from the second entity, you would replace it with “brain’s”. Hence, the pronoun reference is absolutely clear here.

Hope this helps.
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187. By analyzing the advanced olfactory apparatus of Pleistocene chordates, paleozoologists have discovered a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage, a link that could prove invaluable in the treatment of amnesia victims.
(A) paleozoologists have discovered a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage
(B) a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage has been discovered by paleozoologists
(C) there is a link that paleozoologists have discovered between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage
(D) the discovery of a link between the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and its regions of long-term memory storage was made by paleozoologists
(E) the brain’s regions of scent discrimination and long-term memory storage have a link that was discovered by paleozoologists

Why the answer is not B can any 1 plz explain


I quickly eliminated B,C,D and E just by looking at the suggested word before "a link that could prove invaluable". This phrase should be appropriately modifying "the link" stated in the sentence.

B ends with "pateozoologists". This cannot be the link that could prove invaluable referred in the sentence. So, we can also eliminate D and E.
C ends with long-term memory storage which is also incorrect.

A seems to be the only good phrase to link to the sentence.
paleontologists have discovered a link between X and Y, a link that could prove invaluable..
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