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# Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a

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12 Oct 2006, 21:53
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Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, Squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by sphincter muscles inside the blowhole.

A: nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by

B: nevertheless creating sounds: they produce a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks with

C: but they do create sounds, producing a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced

D: but they do create sounds, a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced

E: but nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks produced by
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12 Oct 2006, 23:08
Yes agree with (D)

Produce is redundant in (C) which without the redudant
produce would have been my choice.
The others just do not complete the first sentence
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13 Oct 2006, 00:45
What is wrong with A?
Also, D doesn't have "by" at end.
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13 Oct 2006, 01:04
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What is wrong with A?
Also, D doesn't have "by" at end.

a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by
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13 Oct 2006, 01:19
What about the rule about the usage of word " Being "??
i have read at many places to avoid an ans choice with Being in it .

is the usage of being in ans choice D rite here ??

whts wrong with E ?

can someone pls explain??
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13 Oct 2006, 04:33
what does they refer to in D? cords or dolphins?

E is ugly but I will go with it
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13 Oct 2006, 05:32
My answer would be E. It does not look all that ugly, "but" gives more meaning to "nevertheless"
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13 Oct 2006, 07:43
D is most likely.
But dont you think a 'by' is required at the end.
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13 Oct 2006, 07:59
(B) - improperly used "produce" i.e. Word Placement
(C) - redundant use of "produce"
(D) - modifire "They" problem.Also "by" is missing at the end.
Confused between (A) and (E) , will go woth (E)
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13 Oct 2006, 08:13
As written, IMO all answer choices are pitifully composed. The best of the worst is (B) because "they" after the colon can only refer to the dolphins.

Can anybody explain the gerund (creating) in the first part of the sentence.
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14 Oct 2006, 07:57
Should be B.
A similar question was posted more recently as well.
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14 Oct 2006, 08:07
kripalkavi wrote:
Of the lot, D is the best.

In D and E, it seems like sounds is a complicated system, rather than the sounds produced by dolphins.
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14 Oct 2006, 08:14
Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, Squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by sphincter muscles inside the blowhole.

A: nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by

CORRECT

B: nevertheless creating sounds: they produce a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks with

"they" sounds? cords? dolphins? No clear antecedent

C: but they do create sounds, producing a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced

"they" cords? dolphins? No clear antecedent

D: but they do create sounds, a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced

"they" cords? dolphins? No clear antecedent

E: but nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks produced by

nevertheless and but are redundant IMO

A stands out
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16 Oct 2006, 19:32
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As written, IMO all answer choices are pitifully composed. The best of the worst is (B) because "they" after the colon can only refer to the dolphins.

Can anybody explain the gerund (creating) in the first part of the sentence.

MATT need an explanation here. How is it that "they" represent the dolphins and not the cords?
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17 Oct 2006, 02:36
good.
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17 Oct 2006, 02:49
trivikram wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
As written, IMO all answer choices are pitifully composed. The best of the worst is (B) because "they" after the colon can only refer to the dolphins.

Can anybody explain the gerund (creating) in the first part of the sentence.

MATT need an explanation here. How is it that "they" represent the dolphins and not the cords?

semicolon .... the pronoun must refer to the subject of the sentence

here "they" refer to dolphins without ambiguity
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14 Sep 2011, 09:10
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A are is wrong one the decorate a system
B a sentence after the sounds is quite strange structure
D being is improper
E But nevertheless is redundancy

OA C
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14 Sep 2011, 10:25
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Nevertheless is a connector meaning yet or but. You can see the futility and redundancy of but in E. Again, when we use a connector like nevertheless, both arms of the connector should be parallel. Choices A, B and E use a clause on one side and a participial phrase on the other.
We must say ‘Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless create sounds’ using verbs on both sides.
A also falters on S-V
The choice has to be between C and D and C falls by the weight of the repeated ‘producing' and being produced'

The original passage from which this text is simulated goes as this

Quote:
Unlike humans, dolphins lack vocal cords, but they do use a complicated system of whistles, squeaks and clicks produced by the sphincter muscles within the blow hole

You can see how mutilated our passage is from the original.

There is a mention that being is wrong in D; how can it then be right in C, which is said to be the OA.

This topic has suddenly sprung from 2006; I wonder whether it is still a relevant one.
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14 Sep 2011, 10:55
I think A is correct...I'm Confused!!!
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Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, Squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by sphincter muscles inside the blowhole.

A: nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by

B: nevertheless creating sounds: they produce a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks with

C: but they do create sounds, producing a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced

D: but they do create sounds, a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced

E: but nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks produced by

We will consider the three choices A, B and E first. E is out first due to redundancy of -but nevertheless-
Between A and B: there is an adverbial modifier in the form of -nevertheless creating -. It should modify the theme of the previous clauses, namely Dolphins lacking vocal cords, in effect absurdly meaning that the Dolphins, lack of vocal cords is creating sounds. What are producing the sound are the sphincter muscles. So now we have to look for the correct choice between C and D. C' as you know is too bad to comment. D is the choice ultimately in this none too satisfactory topic.
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Originally posted by daagh on 19 Apr 2017, 22:05.
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