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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 muscle 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 with

(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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Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by sphincter muscle 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 with

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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Need reasons to eliminate A and B

Is A wrong becoz of BY at the end?
Is B wrong becoz of CREATING?
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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 muscle 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 with

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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Need reasons to eliminate A and B

Is A wrong becoz of BY at the end?
Is B wrong becoz of CREATING?

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Main reason to eliminate A and B is that they lack any contrast word such as but ,while or although.We need a contrast here.
And you are right that in option B,creating doesn't have any proper justification.
In A,produced by is not wrong.But its in passive voice.You should chose passive voice only when no right answer with active voice is available.
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First usage of nevertheless:
it was an old song, but nevertheless it was a favorite when they performed it.

meaning of nevertheless is more close to "despite this/that".

usually preceded by contrasting word such as 'but' or a contrasting phrase.

Thus A and B can be eliminated.

B) meaning error in B - it sounds like "Dolphins lack vocal cords and this is why they are making all kind of sounds."

D) but they do create sounds, a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks being produced --- a noun phrase defines the noun infront of it. such as in this case 'sound' is defined by a noun phrase which really distort the meaning of sentence. Moreover click are not produced "sphincter muscle inside the blowhole". Actually very easy to eliminate this option.

E) but nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks produced by --- colon is for giving example .

C) but they do create sounds, producing a complicated system of whistles, squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks with ---- Correct option .
"But" right contrast. even "but nevertheless" should also be correct here.
"they" > Dolphins.
"producing" >> modifying prior sentence. making a complete sense.
use of by/with --- by using 'by' we are saying only this muscle, 'with' says addition to this something else too. with seems to be a better use here.

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New post 19 Dec 2018, 04:21
“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 Subject –Verb agreement.
The choice has to be between C and D while D lacks the use of ‘by’ at the end. “being produce sphincter” is wrong usage and awkward. Hence, C is the answer.
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New post 19 Dec 2018, 08:10
Hi GMATNinja GMATNinjaTwo,

I was wondering if you could please go through each of the answer choices and explain why the incorrect answer choices are incorrect? Upon searching this question on this platform and other websites, I noticed that there wasn't much discussion on this question for some reason even though the tag given is from GMATPrep.
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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 Subject –Verb agreement.
The choice has to be between C and D while D lacks the use of ‘by’ at the end. “being produce sphincter” is wrong usage and awkward. Hence, C is the answer.
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