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In California, a lack of genetic variation in the Argentine

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Re: In California, a lack of genetic variation in the Argentine [#permalink]

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24 Apr 2018, 22:11
In California, a lack of genetic variation in the Argentine ant has allowed the species to spread widely; due to their being so genetically similar to one another, the ants consider all their fellows to be a close relative and thus do not engage in the kind of fierce intercolony struggles that limits the spread of this species in its native Argentina. [/quote]

The main splits here are :

1. Due to vs Because of (we need "because of")

2. Struggles that limit and Struggles that limits. (we need "struggles that limit" for correct SV pair)

A and B are out for using "due to being" which is nonsensical.

We are comparing "species" and not "Argentine ant" so we need "they at place of "it". C is out.

C is also out for reason 2 mentioned above.

E is out for reason 2 mentioned above (we need "struggles that limit" for correct SV pair)

(A) due to their being so genetically similar to one another, the ants consider all their fellows to be a close relative and thus do not engage in the kind of fierce intercolony struggles that limits

(B) due to its being so genetically similar the ant considers all its fellows to be a close relative and thus does not engage in the kind of fierce intercolony struggles that limit

(C) because it is so genetically similar, the ant considers all its fellows to be a close relative and thus does not engage in the kind of fierce intercolony struggles that limits

(D) because they are so genetically similar to one another, the ants consider all their fellows to be close relatives and thus do not engage in the kind of fierce intercolony struggles that limit

(E) because of being so genetically similar to one another, the ants consider all their fellows to be a close relative and thus do not engage in the kind of fierce intercolony struggles that limits
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Re: In California, a lack of genetic variation in the Argentine   [#permalink] 24 Apr 2018, 22:11
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