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Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result

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Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result



D is the Answer. It is Logical.
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A,C and E do not have a verb so out. Between B and D latter is correct because comma is not required in B. Option D. What is OA?
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A,C and E do not have a verb so out. Between B and D latter is correct because comma is not required in B. Option D. What is OA?


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A,C and E do not have a verb so out. Between B and D latter is correct because comma is not required in B. Option D. What is OA?


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Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result


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Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia have found that
termite mounds in these regions
    store nutrients and moisture, and
    allow water – through internal tunnels
– to better penetrate the soil,
resulting in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.
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Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result

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We can undoubtedly dislodge A, C, and E for their fragmentation. D has a grave error. The relative pronoun 'which' modifies both nutrients and moisture and hence should be followed by a plural verb rather than the singular 'allows.' If D wants the relative pronoun to modify only moisture, then it should be, moisture, which allows water and nutrients. B is the choice
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Imo B

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting
wrong tense should be store, allow.

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting
Correctly illustrates the various functions termite mounds serve.

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting
A fragment doesn't contains main verb.

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting
illogically signifies moisture allows water to penetrate.

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result
Combines error of C & D.
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C & E can be eliminated due to the following error:

Entomologists doing abc.... "and finding"

A is out due to wrong grammar

And with regards to B, we know that it is not the termites that allow water to do certain things but rather their actions, thus D is the only logical correct option.
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My vote is B. For people saying D, if “mounds” is plural, how are you suggesting to use “allows” and not “allow”?

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My vote is B. For people saying D, if “mounds” is plural, how are you suggesting to use “allows” and not “allow”?

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B ; Mounds store and allow.

Moisture which allows in D doesn't make sense.
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In my opinion B
According to the sentence meaning, termite mounds are performing 2 actions,
1)storing nutrients and moisture
2)allowing water
These to actions should be parallel to each other. So the parallelism marker 'and' should be presents. So the proper intent of the sentence is maintained in B
However , in D the parallelism is off. It appears that 'allows water' is modifying moisture and also the parallelism marker is not there. So it is changing the intent of the original sentence. Therefore D is out.
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[quote="workout"]Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia [u]have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting[/u] in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result[/quote]

B and D are grammatically correct. But D is more logical and is the correct answer.

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I'd go with B. D is has absolutely wrong - which allows. C and E are out because they do not have any verb for the subject. Between A and B, B is better.
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I would go for D too. I think which refers to just "moisture" in choice D, which can take the singular verb "allows".
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Is it incorrect to think the singular "allows" refers to moisture?
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IMO B
I don't think comma+which in D is correct
However, I remember Ron once said that comma+resulting is not accepted in GMAT
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Entomologists studying the parched grasslands and savannahs of Africa, South America, and Asia have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting in flourishing vegetation in ecosystems that are otherwise highly vulnerable to desertification.

A. have found that termite mounds in these regions storing nutrients and moisture, and allowing water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

B. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

C. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture and allow water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

D. have found that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, resulting

E. and finding that termite mounds in these regions store nutrients and moisture, which allows water – through internal tunnels – to better penetrate the soil, result


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