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# It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some spe

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It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring
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26 Aug 2019, 00:08
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It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

"which measures" modifies some "species of whale" here. measures should be plural "measure". A is wrong.

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

"which measures" modifies "some species of whale" here. measures should be plural "measure". B is wrong.

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

seems alright.

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures

"Though" and "but" should not be used together. You should have either one of them only. "Though not in fact" is weird.

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

"not being in fact a whale" is awkward. you don't need "being" here.

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Updated on: 26 Aug 2019, 23:14
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It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures
here, which should modify the whale shark and not some species of whales

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures
same error as A

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring
here the -ing modifier correctly modifies the preceding clause in which the subject is the whale shark.

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures
the sentence structure creates ambiguity.

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring
usage of being in an incorrect way. being can be used only as a noun or in the passive form.

IMO, the correct option is C

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Originally posted by uchihaitachi on 26 Aug 2019, 01:15.
Last edited by uchihaitachi on 26 Aug 2019, 23:14, edited 1 time in total.
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26 Aug 2019, 01:22
I think C,

D has though and but redundancy
A and B sc error: Species or whales plural and measures singular verb

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26 Aug 2019, 01:28
It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures
which measures modifies whales and not the whale shark

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures
which measures modifies whales and not the whale shark

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring
Not in fact a whale is modifying the whale shark and measuring is also correctly modifying it.

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures
Redundancy in though... but is incorrect.

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring
Use of being is incorrect.

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26 Aug 2019, 02:19
Sentence: It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.
I think the answer is C.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures- "which" incorrectly modifies whales

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures- "which" incorrectly modifies whales

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring- No issue

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures- Though, but are two contrast words, redundant. Only one is required.

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring- Despite not being/ infact are also redundant.
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26 Aug 2019, 07:55
A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures : Subject is " the whale shark " , but which is referring to species of whales. Incorrect

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures : same problem as A

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring Correct: Measuring is modifier which is providing extra information about whale shark
D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures : It corrects problem which is in A, but introduces redundancy issue : though and But

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring : Being is not needed

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26 Aug 2019, 08:19
A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures-----incorrect SVA

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures----incorrect SVA

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring-----CORRECT

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures----incorrect connection of independent clauses.

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring-----incorrect construction

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26 Aug 2019, 09:10
It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures:- Some species are plural. Which measures is SV error.

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures:- Same as A

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring:-Keep

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures:- The shark doesnt do the act of measuring.

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring:-Keep

BEtween C & E,

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring:-Keep
E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring:-Keep

C conveys the same message albait in lesser words.
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26 Aug 2019, 15:30
It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

The correct answer choice is (C)

Answer choices (A) and (B) incorrectly use "which" to refer back to the whale shark
Answer choice (D) redundantly introduces the whale shark with "though ... but" and creates a comma splice as both clauses have a subject and verb
Answer choice (E) incorrectly uses the modifier "being"
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26 Aug 2019, 22:58
Bunuel wrote:

Competition Mode Question

It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures up to 42 feet from tooth to fin.

A. It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

B. Although it is not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, which measures

C. Not in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

D. Though not in fact a whale but it is as large as some species of whales, the whale shark measures

E. Despite not being in fact a whale, the whale shark is as large as some species of whales, measuring

Official Explanation

Creating a filter: there's a problem with the original sentence: the phrase "which measures" appears to point back to "species of whales," but that's against the intended meaning of the sentence.

Applying the filter: scanning the answer choices, we see (B) retains the problem, so (B) is out. Choice (D) has defects: "though not in fact a whale" should modify a noun set off by a comma but instead drives into a clause with a subordinate conjunction; that's ungrammatical. Choice (E) is an inferior version of (C) with an unnecessary gerund, "being."

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27 Nov 2019, 21:56
Would experts shade some more lights how C is correct?
Especially how “NOT IN FACT A WHALE” modifies “Shark Wales”?
Re: It is not in fact a whale, but the whale shark is as large as some spe   [#permalink] 27 Nov 2019, 21:56
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