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Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the fossils

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Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of a possible link in the evolutionary chain from water-based to land-based organisms.


A- the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of

B- a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provides fossils that are evidence

C- a large scaly creature, whose fossils resemble both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of

D- the fossils of a large scaly creature, which resembles both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of

E- the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide evidence of

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Originally posted by alphaseeker on 06 Sep 2015, 00:37.
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A- the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of -- Correct choice

B- a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provides fossils that are evidence – mis-modification; the creature was not a discovery; the fossils were the discovery

C- a large scaly creature, whose fossils resemble both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of --- same as in B

D- the fossils of a large scaly creature, which resembles both a fish and a land-animal, provides evidence of --- ';fossils – provides' SV number error

E- the fossils of a large scaly creature resemble both a fish and a land-animal and provide evidence of – the fossils do not resemble both a fish and the land animal, the animal does.
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IF we have a mind of meaning focus, if we think that we already have enough grammar rules for sc, and we focus on analysis of meaning , this question is easy.

this simbolize for gmat thinking on sc.
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I need a more in depth explanation between option A and E. Why A is better?
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I need a more in depth explanation between option A and E. Why A is better?


The fossils do not resemble a fish or a land-animal, the large scaly creature does. (i.e. the fossils look like fossils; they do not look like a fish or a land animal - the large scaly creature to which the fossils belong resembles both a fish and a land animal.)

Option E implies that the fossils resemble both a fish and a land animal and is hence wrong.
Option A correctly implies that the large scaly creature resembles both a fish and a land animal and is hence correct.
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Hailed as a key discovery in the science of evolution, the fossils of a large scaly creature resembling both a fish and a land-animal provide evidence of a possible link in the evolutionary chain from water-based to land-based organisms.

in option A, "resembling" is the Verb-ing noun modifier, logically it should modify "creature" and it is placed next to creature. Hence it is correct. Can it modify slightly far away noun "fossils" in this case? If yes, is there an ambiguity here in what does "resembling" modify?
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