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# In Cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish

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In Cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze

(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own

(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze

(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze

(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

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Re: SC: Manufacturing, they manufacture- SP-Verb Noun Agreem [#permalink]

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10 Nov 2004, 08:16
C for me!

C ...Iam considering invertebrates and fish as plural.
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10 Nov 2004, 08:42
mbassmbass04 wrote:
What is wrong with D ?

Is C the right answer then.?

I did not pick up D because I thought 'so that ' immediately placed after a comma(,) looked incorrect.

The gurus will give better explanation.
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Re: SC: Manufacturing, they manufacture- SP-Verb Noun Agreem [#permalink]

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10 Nov 2004, 10:44
mbassmbass04 wrote:
In Cold-water habitats, certain invertebrates and fish convert starches into complex carbohydrates called glycerols, in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze.

(A) in effect manufacturing its own antifreeze

(B) effectively manufacturing antifreeze of its own

(C) in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze

(D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze

(E) thus the manufacture of its own antifreeze

D) so that they manufacture their own antifreeze

I see two problems with D

one,
Usage of so that usually requires a referant. Also, so that usually ends with a conclusion
For example,
I need to study grammer so that I get a better verbal score in GMAT
second,
usage of manufacture doesn't fit well with the sentence

On the other hand

in choice C, "in effect manufacturing their own antifreeze" a appositive phrase acts as a modifier keeping the sentence clear.
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10 Nov 2004, 11:57
yeah, we need appositive here. "C" should be it.

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