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31 Aug 2012, 17:00
first split : Equipped to face = narrowed down to B / C/ D

2nd split : In C n D : ...............Appear as equipped to face...........= doesn"t sound good/ idiomatically too = Eliminated

............verbal gurus appear as equipped to face any question in gmat

............verbal gurus appear to be equipped to face any questions in gmat = Sound much better

leading to B , my take

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<<their relatively sudden disappearnce during the paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led o their extinction>>

sentence needs to be in present tense because of "indicates"

so, D and E are out.

C contains equipped --needs to be have been equipped as we have "indicates" in the later half
thier paths - no need to use plural 'paths' here

B has all these taken care
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My first split was appear vs appeared. When did the neanderthals appear equipped? They appear equipped now. Back when they were alive, they were equiped. These days we can't tell for sure, so when we observe them now, they appear equipped. Alternatively you could say that appear needs to be in the same tense as indicates: appears X, but indicates Y.

That leaves only A, B and C which can be split into appears as equipped vs appears to have been equipped.

From this point my instict told me appears to have been equipped because it sounds right (the native speaker coming out of me here). But I think you can eliminate appears as because it compares appears with equipped.

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10 Jan 2013, 09:18
appear as
is not idiomatic

to do
is used to show the intention of a verb

for doing
can modiy noun or verb but if it modify a verb, it dose not show the intention of the verb. "to do" shows the intention of the verb

is my thinking correct ?
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04 Feb 2013, 16:22
we need "appear" , not "appeared" to parallel it with "indicates"
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04 Feb 2013, 16:24
we need "appear" , not "appeared" to parallel it with "indicates"

to face
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we need "appear" , not "appeared" to parallel it with "indicates"

to face
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09 Feb 2013, 08:38
Combining enormous physical strength with higher
intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for
facing anv obstacle the environment could put in their
path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during
the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt
to some environmental change led to their extinction.
(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the
environment could put in their path,
(B) appear to have been equipped to face any
obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the
environment could put in their paths,
(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the
environment could put in their paths,
(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any
obstacle the environment could put in their path,
Verb form; Diction
Because Neanderthals "disappeared," the verb
describing their apparent abilitiescannot be
presenttense, so asequipped must be changedto
to have been equipped. Theexpression equipped to
face is clearer and more direct than equippedfor
facing.
A Asequipped indicates that Neanderthals still
appear this way; equipped should be followed
by an infinitiveform instead of a
prepositional phrase.
B Correct. The verb tense clearly indicates
that the current evidence is about
Neanderthals in the past.
C Asequipped does not indicate that
Neanderthals appeared this wayin the past;
while individual Neanderthals may well
havefollowed different paths, this sentence
is aboutthe single evolutionary path taken
by Neanderthals as a species.
D Present-tense appear is needed to parallel
present-tense indicates and to reinforce that
this is current evidence about Neanderthals
in the past; as in (C), paths should be
singular.
E Forfacing is an incorrect substitution ofa
prepositional phrase for an infinitive. here is my question,why the appear as equipped blabla is the present tense?equipped is not a past particles? so if equipped is not the past particles,what role does it plays?

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01 Mar 2013, 23:44
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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

What could be the answer and why?

Apart from the idioms, we can think about the sequence of events

Ex- Sachin appears to have been equipped to face any bowler, but he failed miserably on the boxing day test match.
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04 Mar 2013, 00:40
Moderators may need to change the OA. OA should be B not A.

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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

some theory first

use of as
1. for comparison: ex: Amy takes care of the children in the day care as a mother does.

2. for simultaneous action: ex: As I was traveling in the subway, I noticed attended bags underneath the seat.

3. for giving reason: ex: Mary has substituted green tea for coffee as she wants to cut down her caffeine consumption.

4. for presenting role or function: ex: As an elder sister, Emma takes care of her siblings very well.

now coming to the question

Now as we read the sentence we cant find any: comparison,simultaneous action,reason,or presenting any role.

so the use of "as" is wrong here.

therefore option A, C, D are out.

now we have B and E.

(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

OPTION E has 2 errors:

firstly:
appeared to have been equipped=====> use of appeared changes the meaning ...it means they appeared in the past but the context of the sentence is in present tense...

secondly:
for facing is unidiomatic.

more to share:

the use "have been" after "TO"...doesnt means it is in present perfect "......it is no longer a verb and now its an infinitive so it is talking about the past.

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23 May 2013, 12:24
Why is OA showing A, when the consensus is for B. Am I missing something

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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

What could be the answer and why?

OA is B not A ( as mentioned in OG 13 key-answer )

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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

What could be the answer and why?

A C and D are out because of as...as idiom..

But it clearly states that ---"but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction".

They no longer extinct...Shouldnt it be APPEARED??
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OA is B, Can some faculty explain why it is appear not appeared, I am getting Confused.
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OA is B, Can some faculty explain why it is appear not appeared, I am getting Confused.

Hi Honchos,

Let me see if I can help.

To state the obvious.

appear = present tense
appeared = past tense

Now which is correct here?

We are looking NOW at something that happened in the past.

So therefore, you need present tense. It 'appear(s)' to us NOW that something happened in the past.

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OA is B, Can some faculty explain why it is appear not appeared, I am getting Confused.

Hi Honchos,

Let me see if I can help.

To state the obvious.

appear = present tense
appeared = past tense

Now which is correct here?

We are looking NOW at something that happened in the past.

So therefore, you need present tense. It 'appear(s)' to us NOW that something happened in the past.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks for your help. I know all this-
appear = present tense
appeared = past tense (= Past Participle here)

however it says in the end it led to their extinction, that means entire story ended in past, so it should be simple past, Isn't it?
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Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

(A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
(C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,
(E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

What could be the answer and why?

Hi e-GMAT,
Why E is incorrect ? Is it because of 'for facing' in place of 'to face' only or the verb 'appeared' instead of 'appear' is also responsible?

I chose B over E because of the first reason but I'm not sure about the second one.

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why Neanderthals is not consider as collective noun but Diabietes is singular?

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