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From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.

Originally posted by Messer on 13 Jul 2019, 10:48.
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Experts : Please explain why is D not better than A. Isn't ellipsis at play here?
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What's the difference between A and D?
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What I understand the full versions of options can be expanded to below forms :

A: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers' (social behaviour).

D: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers (evince the social behaviour).

However, I want experts reply on this one.
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Experts : Please explain why is D not better than A. Isn't ellipsis at play here?


It is "like" that is followed by a noun / pronoun, and not "as". "As" is generally used in the form "as" + "clause" / "as" + "prepositional phrase" (with ellepsis (if the comparision is logical))

Had "like" been used, (D) probably would've been correct, but the above reasoning explains why it isn't, and why (A) is the correct answer.

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From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.


Please could someone explain what is wrong with other options? I understood the reason why D is incorrect, but what is wrong with other options?
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From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.


Please could someone explain what is wrong with other options? I understood the reason why D is incorrect, but what is wrong with other options?


Sure, Happy to Help.

B) evince a social behaviour same as their mothers' - Incorrect usage of article "the" and "a" + incorrect construction "same social behaviour as their mothers' social behaviour" is the correct construction of the sentence. "social behaviour same as their mothers'" isn't.

C) socially evince the same behaviour vs evince the same social behaviour depict two different meanings, and thus this option choice leads to distortion of the intended logical meaning

E) this is completely wrong as it suggests that young monkeys indicate their mothers' social behaviour - completely non-sensical. The intended logical meaning is that they indicate the same social behaviour as their mothers.

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Messer wrote:
Experts : Please explain why is D not better than A. Isn't ellipsis at play here?


It is "like" that is followed by a noun / pronoun, and not "as". "As" is generally used in the form "as" + "clause" / "as" + "prepositional phrase" (with ellepsis (if the comparision is logical))

Had "like" been used, (D) probably would've been correct, but the above reasoning explains why it isn't, and why (A) is the correct answer.

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Thanks for your reply.

But as per your reasoning only, I have written the two options as follows:

A: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers' (social behaviour).

D: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers (evince the social behaviour).

Note that unlike in A, in D "as" is followed by a clause. Parentheses are to show the omitted verb (but noun in case of A).

Please let me know if I am missing something.

Originally posted by Messer on 14 Jul 2019, 05:46.
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What I understand the full versions of options can be expanded to below forms :

A: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers' (social behaviour).

D: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers (evince the social behaviour).

However, I want experts reply on this one.



Only reason that I can find to rationalise the choice is:
D - Comparison with 'as' and ellipsis would mean comparison between young monkey evince and their mothers evince. If this was true, 'same' would be redundant.
Use of 'same' is to highlight social behaviour is same. And, because of ellipsis, one of the two 'the social behaviour' being compared is missing from the sentence.
whereas in,
A - Comparison with 'same as' is between young monkey's social behaviour and their mothers' social behaviour
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[quote="Messer"]Experts : Please explain why is D not better than A. Isn't ellipsis at play here?[/quote]

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Option A as is correct. It intends to compare monkey's social behaviour with the behaviour of their mother.

Option D is incorrect because the comparison is between behaviour and the mother. We can't compare behaviour with a human.

Please note in option A there is an apostrophe that makes all the difference.
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What's the difference between A and D?

Mothers' & Mothers, a monkey can have only one mother.

Mothers' = singular

Mothers = plural

Hence D is wrong because it says that young monkeys have more than one mother.
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Messer wrote:
What I understand the full versions of options can be expanded to below forms :

A: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers' (social behaviour).

D: From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers (evince the social behaviour).

However, I want experts reply on this one.



Only reason that I can find to rationalise the choice is:
D - Comparison with 'as' and ellipsis would mean comparison between young monkey evince and their mothers evince. If this was true, 'same' would be redundant.
Use of 'same' is to highlight social behaviour is same. And, because of ellipsis, one of the two 'the social behaviour' being compared is missing from the sentence.
whereas in,
A - Comparison with 'same as' is between young monkey's social behaviour and their mothers' social behaviour


You make sense. But if we go by the rule ,"like" is used to compare the nouns and "as" is used to compare the clauses. In option A, "as" is used to compare two nouns(monkeys' social behaviour and their mothers' social behaviour), making the option not a good choice. Had "like" been used in place of "as"in option A, the option would have made more sense.
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Okay, let's approach this as follows:

STEP 1: basic level of parallelism: display - exhibit - evince is the right usage hence OPTION C is Eliminated

STEP 2: Option B : Evince a social behaviour - suggests that monkey evince (exhibit) A SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR - which is awkward and doesn't deliver the intended meaning.
OPTION B is Eliminated
STEP 3: Now Between Option A and Option D, option D doesn't use a (must) apostrophe after mothers..(mother's) this changes the intended meaning to state that monkeys have multiple mothers)
Hence, OPTION D is Eliminated

STEP 4: Now between option A and option E,
Please read the statement again, " ... monkeys display " A " , exhibit " B " and evince " C ", hear as per parallelism A, B and C should be similar.

If we compare,
Behavioural Traits - Temperamental predispositions and The same social behaviour ( this is citing categories)
VS
Behavioural Traits - Temperamental predispositions and Their mother's social behaviour ( this is citing categories and "an example" )
Hence, OPTION E is Eliminated

ANS IS OPTION A

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What's the difference between A and D?


A-- is comparing the social behavior of young monkeys to the social behavior or their mothers
C-- this option, however, is comparing the social behavior of young monkeys to the mother directly, making no sense.

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From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.


Difference between A, B and D

A. young monkeys show the (whole) social behaviour = to the social behaviour of their mother

B. show one (a) social behaviour same as their mothers' social behaviour..... but that means other behaviours can be different... so there is a change in meaning

D. social behaviour is compared with MOTHERS herself. --- 1st meaning
show the same social behaviour as their mothers show "the same social behaviour" ---- 2nd meaning --- (repetition of "same" makes it wrong)
BOTH ARE WRONG.
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From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.
Structure of the sentence:

Young monkeys
- display their traits
- exhibit their predispositions
- evince the same social behaviour as their mothers' social behaviour

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

evince what kind of social behaviour? Same as their mothers' social behaviour.
Correct

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

When you are saying that their social behaviour is same as their mothers', you are talking about a specific social behaviour. So the use of article 'a' is incorrect. The correct option uses 'the same' above.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

They don't evince only socially. "socially" modifies evince here. It needs to modify behaviour.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

The comparison needs to be between behaviours. Not between their behaviour and their mothers. The apostrophe is needed to show we are talking about the behaviour of the mothers, not about mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.

They don't evince their mothers' behaviour. They evince behaviour which is same as their mothers' behaviour.

Answer (A)
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Messer wrote:
From their early days, young monkeys display behavioural traits, exhibit temperamental predispositions, and evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.
Structure of the sentence:

Young monkeys
- display their traits
- exhibit their predispositions
- evince the same social behaviour as their mothers' social behaviour

A. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers'.

evince what kind of social behaviour? Same as their mothers' social behaviour.
Correct

B. evince a social behaviour same as their mothers'.

When you are saying that their social behaviour is same as their mothers', you are talking about a specific social behaviour. So the use of article 'a' is incorrect. The correct option uses 'the same' above.

C. socially evince the same behaviour as their mothers'.

They don't evince only socially. "socially" modifies evince here. It needs to modify behaviour.

D. evince the same social behaviour as their mothers.

The comparison needs to be between behaviours. Not between their behaviour and their mothers. The apostrophe is needed to show we are talking about the behaviour of the mothers, not about mothers.

E. evince their mothers' social behaviour.

They don't evince their mothers' behaviour. They evince behaviour which is same as their mothers' behaviour.

Answer (A)




Will the answer "choice B" be correct, if we remove the problem with the article "a", as I reconstructed below?
B. evince the social behaviour same as their mothers'.
If the "reconstructed choice B)" is incorrect, can you provide me with the reason why it is?
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