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In contrast to some fish eggs requiring months to incubate, the Rio Grande silvery minnow produces eggs that hatch in about 24 hours, yielding larvae that can swim in just three to four days.

(A) some fish eggs requiring months to incubate
(B) some fish, whose eggs require months to incubate
(C) some fish that have eggs requiring months to incubate
(D) the requirement of months of incubation for some fish eggs
(E) requiring months of incubation, as some fish eggs do

Originally posted by anceer on 01 Nov 2014, 07:12.
Last edited by hazelnut on 02 Oct 2017, 21:07, edited 2 times in total.
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anceer wrote:
In contrast to some fish eggs requiring months to incubate, the Rio Grande silvery minnow produces eggs that
hatch in about 24 hours, yielding larvae that can swim in just three to four days.

(A) some fish eggs requiring months to incubate
(B) some fish, whose eggs require months to incubate
(C) some fish that have eggs requiring months to incubate
(D) the requirement of months of incubation for some fish eggs
(E) requiring months of incubation, as some fish eggs do


(A) some fish eggs requiring months to incubate - wrong comparison
(B) some fish, whose eggs require months to incubate - CORRECT
(C) some fish that have eggs requiring months to incubate -Unparallel
(D) the requirement of months of incubation for some fish eggs - wrong comparison
(E) requiring months of incubation, as some fish eggs do - wrong comparison
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(A) some fish eggs requiring months to incubate - wrong comparison
(B) some fish, whose eggs require months to incubate - CORRECT
(C) some fish that have eggs requiring months to incubate -Unparallel
(D) the requirement of months of incubation for some fish eggs - wrong comparison
(E) requiring months of incubation, as some fish eggs do - wrong comparison



Hello @rahulk2801,

You have done a good analysis of this question to get to the correct answer choice.

However, your reason to reject Choice C is not correct.

There is no parallelism issue in Choice C. This grammatically correct choice does not convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

This choice seems to convey that the eggs of some fish are not their own. they just have them. This is not what the intended meaning of the sentence is.


Hope this helps. :-)
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In contrast to some fish eggs requiring months to incubate, the Rio Grande silvery minnow produces eggs that hatch in about 24 hours, yielding larvae that can swim in just three to four days.

(A) some fish eggs requiring months to incubate -- illogical comparison
(B) some fish, whose eggs require months to incubate - Correct
(C) some fish that have eggs requiring months to incubate -
1) the second half of the parallel structure says "eggs ... hatch", wherein "hatch" is in the present tense. in choice (b), "require" is also in the present tense, creating parallelism, whereas in choice (c), "requiring" is a participle (not parallel to "hatch").
2) the word "have" in choice (c) creates a slight but noticeable change of meaning (remember that you have to read VERY literally). specifically, it shifts the focus to those fish that have the eggs, i.e., are in literal possession of the eggs. that's not the point of the sentence; the point is just that some fish produce eggs that require months to incubate, whether they "have" those eggs or not.
(D) the requirement of months of incubation for some fish eggs -- illogical comparison
(E) requiring months of incubation, as some fish eggs do -- illogical comparison

Answer B
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correct answer (B) wouldn't better without comma.
for instance, consider the following:

"In contrast to some other restaurants in the area, Les Jardins only serves beer and wine, not hard liquor"

--> this sentence ALREADY implies that "some other restaurants" serve hard liquor. therefore, if you're going to add that reference for emphasis, you should make it a nonessential modifier:

"In contrast to some other restaurants in the area, which serve a range of hard spirits, Les Jardins only serves beer and wine, not hard liquor"

for the same reason, you want commas around this modifier(whose eggs require..). if you don't have them, the sentence actually becomes redundant!

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anceer wrote:
In contrast to some fish eggs requiring months to incubate, the Rio Grande silvery minnow produces eggs that hatch in about 24 hours, yielding larvae that can swim in just three to four days.

(A) some fish eggs requiring months to incubate
(B) some fish, whose eggs require months to incubate
(C) some fish that have eggs requiring months to incubate
(D) the requirement of months of incubation for some fish eggs
(E) requiring months of incubation, as some fish eggs do


I agree that in choice C, "have" is unclear. but I want to enhance this point to make a lesion so that we can realize this error for the next questions

in english there are some verbs which are called LIGHT by grammarians'
there is
have
take
those verbs need another verb or another action noun to convey a complete meaning. or, the meaning is unclear

so, whenever we see the LIGHT VERBS, think about unclear, indirect meaning.

this point is hard to me. I can post again if I find the new thing on this points.
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