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Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores, waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball.

(A) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball.

(B) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making a brooding ball.

(C) wait for their dung to drop, and capture it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making a brooding ball.

(D) wait for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball.

(E) wait for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, follow a straight line in spite of all obstacles, burying it either for food storage or for making a brooding ball.

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Re: Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores [#permalink]

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New post 18 Oct 2017, 00:59
cubs wrote:
Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores, waiting for their dung to drop, and
after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and
bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball
.
(A) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a
straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a
brooding ball.
(B) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a
straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making
a brooding ball.
(C) wait for their dung to drop, and capture it, roll the dung, following a straight line in
spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making a brooding
ball.
(D) wait for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight
line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding
ball.
(E) wait for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, follow a straight line
in spite of all obstacles, burying it either for food storage or for making a brooding
ball.


Source : crackverbal sc guide.


paralllelism in play...
attach
wait for dung to drop
roll
bury

the last item in the list bury should be preceded by AND... the modifiers here make it tough to recognise the list

close between B and C...whats the OA

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Re: Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores [#permalink]

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cubs wrote:
Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores, waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball.

(A) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball.

(B) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making a brooding ball.

(C) wait for their dung to drop, and capture it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making a brooding ball.

(D) wait for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or making a brooding ball.

(E) wait for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, follow a straight line in spite of all obstacles, burying it either for food storage or for making a brooding ball.

Source : crackverbal sc guide.


I dont think this sentence is correct..

either for food storage or for making a brooding ball...option B

either for is followed by a noun

or is followed by V+ing..parallelism error

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Re: Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores [#permalink]

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New post 21 Oct 2017, 04:08
Hey,

Can someone please explain why "waiting" is more suitable than "wait"?

Thanks!

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New post 21 Oct 2017, 12:08
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Hey,

Can someone please explain why "waiting" is more suitable than "wait"?

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Dung beetles attach themselves to herbivores, ----.

(B) waiting for their dung to drop, and after capturing it, roll the dung, following a
straight line in spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making
a brooding ball.

(C) wait for their dung to drop, and capture it, roll the dung, following a straight line in
spite of all obstacles, and bury it either for food storage or for making a brooding
ball.

-ing forms provide an explanation for the previous sentence or phrase. In this sentence it is difficult to say which is an explanation and which an item in a row.

But only in C there is no "after", which changes the meaning. The intended meaning in the original sentence should not be changed. So I'd go for B.
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