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# In contrast to true hibernators such as woodchucks and

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In contrast to true hibernators such as woodchucks and hedgehogs, whose body temperatures drop close to the freezing point during the winter months, the body temperature of bears remains nearly normal throughout their prolonged sleep.
(A) the body temperature of bears remains nearly normal
(B) a nearly normal body temperature is maintained by bears
(C) a bearтАЩs body temperature remains nearly normal
(D) a bear maintains a body temperature that is nearly normal
(E) bears maintain a nearly normal body temperature
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I go with E because in contrast with hedgehogs and woodchucks, it must be bears and not the body temperature. And it must be plural "bears" since the sentence ends with a "their".
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01 Nov 2005, 21:34
We are comparing hibernators. Therefore, the best answer is E.
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02 Nov 2005, 02:00
My take is E. The parallelism has to be correctly applied. The whose in the initial part of the sentence refers to hedgehogs, and so the underlined sentence should be compared to hedgehogs, which is bears.
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02 Nov 2005, 03:11
in addition in A remains is wrong, isn't it? body temperature is singular?
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02 Nov 2005, 04:29
E it is.

It is comparing "true hibernators" and "bears".

D is unnecessary wordy and тАЬbearsтАЭ must be plural.
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02 Nov 2005, 04:29
E it is.

It is comparing "true hibernators" and "bears".

D is unnecessary wordy and тАЬbearsтАЭ must be plural.
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02 Nov 2005, 04:30
E it is.

It is comparing "true hibernators" and "bears".

D is unnecessary wordy and тАЬbearsтАЭ and must be plural.
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02 Nov 2005, 05:31
Woodchucks and hedgehogs are plural, therefore bears for maintaining subject parallelism.

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So OA is E.
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01 Apr 2011, 02:10
Definitely E.
Idiom: In contrast to X, Y
So In contrast to hedgehogs and woodchucks, bears are so and so..
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02 Apr 2011, 02:15
E has to be the answer.
in contrast to X, Y - and should be match in number. 2 rules to be adhered.
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02 Apr 2011, 16:48
Since the OA was never mentioned, let me confirm that the OA is E.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/true-hibernators-t38840.html
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Re: In contrast to true hibernators such as woodchucks and [#permalink]

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14 Jul 2016, 11:24
In contrast to true hibernators such as woodchucks and hedgehogs, whose body temperatures drop close to the freezing point during the winter months, the body temperature of bears remains nearly normal throughout their prolonged sleep.
(A) the body temperature of bears remains nearly normal -- The contrast is between some hibernators such as woodchuks and Bears
(B) a nearly normal body temperature is maintained by bears The contrast is between some hibernators such as woodchuks and Bears
(C) a bearтАЩs body temperature remains nearly normal The contrast is between some hibernators such as woodchuks and Bears
(D) a bear maintains a body temperature that is nearly normal The contrast is between some hibernators such as woodchuks and Bears
(E) bears maintain a nearly normal body temperature - Perfect comparison
Re: In contrast to true hibernators such as woodchucks and   [#permalink] 14 Jul 2016, 11:24
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