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please help me how to solve this question.
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Examination of reptile hearts shows that their structure differs from any mammal heart in being, unlike mammal hearts, divided into chambers by only a partial septum.

A. differs from any mammal heart in being

B. differs from that of any mammal heart, being

C. is different than any mammal heart; they are

D. is different than any mammal heart's, being

E .is different from that of any mammal heart; they are
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E is wrong, an independent clause must not be dependent. THEY is not referring to a subject

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A,C,D options have improper comparison. Statements compare heart structure to other mammal hearts rather than the structure of their hearts. B is awkward, being is unnecessary.

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please help me how to solve this question.
Please provide elimination strategy for all the options.

Examination of reptile hearts shows that their structure differs from any mammal heart in being, unlike mammal hearts, divided into chambers by only a partial septum.

A. differs from any mammal heart in being

B. differs from that of any mammal heart, being

C. is different than any mammal heart; they are

D. is different than any mammal heart's, being

E .is different from that of any mammal heart; they are


Examination of reptile hearts shows that their structure differs from any mammal heart in being, unlike mammal hearts, divided into chambers by only a partial septum.

A. differs from any mammal heart in being ........>Incorrect comparison.Comparing Structure to heart

B. differs from that of any mammal heart, being .........>Meaning error.incorrectly describing "any mammal heart"

C. is different than any mammal heart; they are ..........>Incorrect comparison.comparing structure to heart

D. is different than any mammal heart's, being ..........>Incorrect comparison.comparing structure to heart's

E. is different from that of any mammal heart; they are ..........>Correctly comparing structure of reptile hearts to that of (structure)any other mammal hearts.After semicolon,"they" is correctly referring to the reptile hearts.




Correct Answer E


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E is wrong, an independent clause must not be dependent. THEY is not referring to a subject

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Use of "they" after semicolon is correct here."they" is correctly referring to the reptile hearts

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E is wrong, an independent clause must not be dependent. THEY is not referring to a subject

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Since "mammal hearts" is converted into a singular noun "mammal heart", they is unambiguously referring to reptile hearts. Note that a subject cannot lie in the prepositional phrase, but the pronoun can very well refer to a noun in the prepositional phrase. The second part is independent, we have a subject and verb, and the sentence coveys a complete meaning. It says that the reptile hearts are chambers.

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E is wrong, an independent clause must not be dependent. THEY is not referring to a subject

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Use of "they" after semicolon is correct here."they" is correctly referring to the reptile hearts

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hi AbdurRakib
I agree that "they" is correctly referring to the reptile hearts, but what about the comparison.
they are unlike X. how can we use unlike without comma to compare x with they.

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swatygi wrote:
please help me how to solve this question.
Please provide elimination strategy for all the options.

Examination of reptile hearts shows that their structure differs from any mammal heart in being, unlike mammal hearts, divided into chambers by only a partial septum.

A. differs from any mammal heart in being

B. differs from that of any mammal heart, being

C. is different than any mammal heart; they are

D. is different than any mammal heart's, being

E .is different from that of any mammal heart; they are


Imo E

Correct comparison and parallelism and correct sentence structure .
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