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# Found only in Sichuan, the giant panda roams the mountainous

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102. Found only in Sichuan, the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves and eats two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests, they feed for 12 to 16 hours a day.

A. the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves and eats two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests, they feed for 12 to 16 hours a day.

B. the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves, they eat two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests, and with so much feeding, up to 12 to 16 hours a day.

C. giant pandas roam the mountainous government-protected reserves, eat two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests, and feed for 12 to 16 hours a day.

D. the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves eating two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests and feeding for 12 to 16 hours a day.

E. the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves eats two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests, and it feeds for 12 to 16 hours a day.

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24 Jul 2009, 05:26
Shouldn't there be a comma after the word reserves in option C..
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24 Jul 2009, 07:07
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Shouldn't there be a comma after the word reserves in option C..

I think you are referring to d.
I was also looking for the same in the options.

I think there should be a comma.
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24 Jul 2009, 16:25
looking at the current sentence where there is no comma present in D

My choice is C
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24 Jul 2009, 16:55
if there is a comma after reserves in D, then i would go for D, otherwise C's mixed forest and reserves is somewhat disconnected?...
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26 Jul 2009, 23:15
What is the problem with C?
I think a comma is missing before and in D
Is there any OE available?
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27 Jul 2009, 11:05
Hi,

D. the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves eating two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests and feeding for 12 to 16 hours a day.

The option D says reserves eating two species of bamboo unless there is comma. But in the actual option there is no comma. In this case D does not stand and as everybody says C is right. Can somebody explain this?
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27 Jul 2009, 12:26
Did you get this from SC1000? I hear that there are many mistakes in the OA and I really question that the answer is D. For one, D makes it sound as if the panda goes around eating all day (i.e. eats and roams at the same time). I think (C) is much clearer that the panda engages in separate activities.

IMO C.
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03 Aug 2009, 08:41
While C and D are both grammatically correct, C is more concise. I'm really curious to know what the OE says about C.
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10 Aug 2009, 04:54
This seems to be the case of superficial parallelism.

D: the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves eating two species of bamboo that grow in the mixed forests and feeding for 12 to 16 hours a day.

In the answer choice D the emphasis is given on the main point which is "the giant panda roams the mountainous government-protected reserves ".
The other two points are made subordinate by the use of eating and feeding.
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