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# Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, hav

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Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are still known to act aggressively towards human owners.

A. Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are still

B. Adult chimpanzees have up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, and despite their friendly and amusing appearances, are still

C. Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are

D. Adult chimpanzees have up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, and despite their friendly and amusing appearances, is

E. Despite its friendly and amusing appearance, the adult chimpanzee, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are

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26 Aug 2015, 07:19
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Choice A is wrong because, (Explanation from the source)

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. Using both Despite and still, which are both opposition words, creates Redundancy. The use of a Double conjunction or phrase is one of the specific redundancies that should always be corrected.

What helps us identify this Redundancy is the following Stop Sign:

Though/Although/Even though/Despite/In spite of... later followed by but/yet/however/still/nevertheless
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A. Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are still – despite and still redundant

B. Adult chimpanzees have up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, and despite their friendly and amusing appearances, are still—same as A

C. Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are --- correct

D. Adult chimpanzees have up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, and despite their friendly and amusing appearances, is ----Chimpanzees—is—SV error

E. Despite its friendly and amusing appearance, the adult chimpanzee, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are --- Chimpanzee – are-- SV error.
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23 Aug 2018, 09:19
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