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Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

(A) the adult male sparrow's
(B) those of adult males, their
(C) the adult male, which has
(D) adult male sparrows'
(E) adult males, whose

Originally posted by tixterkpmg on 21 Nov 2016, 06:39.
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Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

(A) the adult male sparrow's
(B) those of adult males, their
(C) the adult male, which has
(D) adult male sparrows'
(E) adult males, whose


Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male, which has distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

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Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

(A) the adult male sparrow's
(B) those of adult males, their
(C) the adult male, which has
(D) adult male sparrows'
(E) adult males, whose


The sentence makes a comparison with female sparrows and immatures. Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to X, so X must be adult males. Eliminate A, B, D.

Eliminate E because whose is not followed by any verb.

Hence, the answer is C.
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Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

(A) the adult male sparrow's
(B) those of adult males, their
(C) the adult male, which has
(D) adult male sparrows'
(E) adult males, whose


Hi,
The point here is what are you comparing, so it's female sparrow with male sparrow..
So only C and E left...

Now E is not wrong because of WHOSE , whose is possessive form of both who and which..
What is wrong with E is that there is no VERB after whose...
Whose.....markings -- is/are good

C has a verb HAS and correctly compares like things, but it would be better to compare PLURAL with PLURALS..
So may be "adult males, which HAVE" would be better..

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Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

(A) the adult male sparrow's
(B) those of adult males, their
(C) the adult male, which has
(D) adult male sparrows'
(E) adult males, whose

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Experts Please explain why option"C" is correct here ?

Aren't we comparing Plural Female sparrows and immatures to singular adult male ? is it correct to compare Plural with Singular ?

does "The adult male" represent the entire class of male ? Plz help !!!
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tixterkpmg wrote:
Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

(A) the adult male sparrow's
(B) those of adult males, their
(C) the adult male, which has
(D) adult male sparrows'
(E) adult males, whose

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how come c is correct. we have to compare female sparrows with adult male sparrows only, where as in c its adult male.if any one can put some light on this.
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Experts Please explain why option"C" is correct here ?

Aren't we comparing Plural Female sparrows and immatures to singular adult male ? is it correct to compare Plural with Singular ?

does "The adult male" represent the entire class of male ? Plz help !!!


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how come c is correct. we have to compare female sparrows with adult male sparrows only, where as in c its adult male.if any one can put some light on this.


There is no problem comparing singular noun with plural noun.

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