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GmatPrep SC: Hognose Snake

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02 Sep 2006, 08:38
I believe its 'C'..

We require participle form broardening and feigning..
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02 Sep 2006, 08:44
C it is ...

"hissing and rearing.... broadening and feigning" are parallel. Also "it" correctly refers to the hggnose snake
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02 Sep 2006, 09:52
(C). For parallelism, it has to be either C, D or E. D is ruled out because of non-parallel construction. E can be ruled out because there is no conjunction between the last two actions that the snake does (The snake puts on a show my hissing, broadening, ...)
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02 Sep 2006, 11:03
Wow... you guys are pros

Yes, the OA is indeed C.

Ok, so my question is regarding E... could someone give a bit more detailed as to why E is wrong? It was between C & E for me... and I couldn't definitively decide. For C, I felt that the "it" at the end could have referred to the hognose or the cobra.

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02 Sep 2006, 18:48
parallelism error- I never get the distinction between superficial parallelism and real parallesim

C- hissing, broadening, feigning . "It" refers to the hognose snake
-->and feigning implies that this one is done by cobra as well. Original sentence does not imply that

Pick E

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02 Sep 2006, 20:29
heman wrote:
parallelism error- I never get the distinction between superficial parallelism and real parallesim

C- hissing, broadening, feigning . "It" refers to the hognose snake
-->and feigning implies that this one is done by cobra as well. Original sentence does not imply that

Pick E

Heman

Exactly Heman. "It" made the biggest difference in selecting (C) here.
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02 Sep 2006, 22:45
Can somebody please explain this "distinction between superficial parallelism and real parallesim"?

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07 Apr 2007, 07:54
What does "it" refer to in C?

I am still not convinced how it is C and not E

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07 Apr 2007, 08:11
Its C.
Here,but is introducing another independent clause and indicating a contrast with the original sentence.

The hognose snake puts...but it has...
So,it has to refer to snake.

Dont get confused with the cobra in the broadning sentence.

That is part of a separate parallelism ie hissing,broadning and feigning.And is important to show that the sequence is over with the last element.

What follows but is part of a separate parallelism.

Makes sense.
07 Apr 2007, 08:11
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