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# Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DN

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Updated on: 05 Nov 2018, 11:10
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Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools.

A. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools

B. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and being handy with tools

C. they share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools

D. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and being handy with tools

E. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and they are handy with tools

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27 Oct 2018, 10:59
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Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools.

A. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools :After comma here, we need a modifier describing how chimpanzees are human's closest relatives .
B. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and being handy with tools : Same error as in A, Use of being is wrong.
C. they share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools : Run on error : The sentence before comma is an independent clause and after comma,here, is another independent clause.Both these IC are joined by a comma which is wrong.
D. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and being handy with tools : Use of being is wrong.
E. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and they are handy with tools : Correct.
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27 Oct 2018, 12:41
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Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools.

A. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools
B. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and being handy with tools
C. they share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools
D. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and being handy with tools
E. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and they are handy with tools

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IMO D.
We need Verb+ing to correctly modify the previous clause, hence A, B and C are out.
Out of D and E, E is wrong because it breaks the parallelism after 'and', so option D is the best among the lot.
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30 Oct 2018, 00:12
It should be D.

All elements are in parallel out there. And verb-ing modifier correctly shows how property of verb-ing modifier.
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Re: Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DN  [#permalink]

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31 Oct 2018, 20:11
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Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools.

A. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools :After comma here, we need a modifier describing how chimpanzees are human's closest relatives .
B. share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and being handy with tools : Same error as in A, Use of being is wrong.
C. they share 98% of the genetic DNA, lead complex social lives, eat both plants and animals, and are handy with tools : Run on error : The sentence before comma is an independent clause and after comma,here, is another independent clause.Both these IC are joined by a comma which is wrong.
D. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and being handy with tools : Use of being is wrong.
E. sharing 98% of the genetic DNA, leading complex social lives, eating both plants and animals, and they are handy with tools : Correct.

Hi experts,
Want to know when use of being is right ?
GMATninja2, plz help.
Re: Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives, share 98% of the genetic DN   [#permalink] 31 Oct 2018, 20:11
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