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Are we supposed to know what is theropods or they should make replace lower case t with capital T : Theropods
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.

I understand that there are more changes than just the ending, but I am wondering if one is preffered over the other, or are they the same?
I'm talking about B vs C:
structures, which are vs structures commonly recognized
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Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?

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conmisdosmanos wrote:
Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.

I understand that there are more changes than just the ending, but I am wondering if one is preffered over the other, or are they the same?
I'm talking about B vs C:
structures, which are vs structures commonly recognized
Any ideas?



In OA B "which" is modifying "Structures" whereas, the modifier should actually modify the noun phrase "a coat of filamentous structures". In C this issue is solved. So IMO C is the best answer.

Other than that I think the comparison should have been between the T-Pods and some animal or bird. Here the comparison is between T-Pods and fosssils in OA B & C and between T-Pods and coat of filamentous structure in A,D & E. So that's a bit odd. Any ideas on this ???

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Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?



E is definitely wrong because of comparison issue. The comparison is of the form " Like X....., Y..... "

Here X = T-Pods

Now in OA A, D & E,
Y = a coat of filamentous structures.

The sentence would now become "Like T-Pods....., a coat of filamentous structures.....". It doesn't make sense !!!

In OA B and C,
Y = fossils

The sentence would now become "Like T-Pods....., fossils.....". This makes partial sense. I say partial because I have a doubt that the comparison should have been between T-Pods and some animal :o .

Option B is out because "Which" modifies "Structures" whereas the modification should be for the noun phrase "A coat of filamentous structure".

Hence the best OA is C.

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Yes. C is a error free sentence and the official answer.Not B.Please check.
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conmisdosmanos wrote:
Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.

I understand that there are more changes than just the ending, but I am wondering if one is preffered over the other, or are they the same?
I'm talking about B vs C:
structures, which are vs structures commonly recognized
Any ideas?



In OA B "which" is modifying "Structures" whereas, the modifier should actually modify the noun phrase "a coat of filamentous structures". In C this issue is solved. So IMO C is the best answer.

Other than that I think the comparison should have been between the T-Pods and some animal or bird. Here the comparison is between T-Pods and fosssils in OA B & C and between T-Pods and coat of filamentous structure in A,D & E. So that's a bit odd. Any ideas on this ???


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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.

(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.

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Needed subject the fossiles after the comma.
So we are left with B &C . In B which are recognized is incorrct uses. The verb-ed modifier after the comma cant jump a verb to modify the Noun. So option B is eliminated. Left with C.

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Answer Choice B & D has unauthorized use of had been,C is not correct for altering the meaning of the sentence or simply ambiguous enough.I eliminate answer Choice A for using "which" incorrectly .So the Correct answer is C

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. CORRECT
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton. Meaning error
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.


1) Use of ,which - INCORRECT - Skeleton is not precursor of feathers, the coat was. Which modifies preceding noun. So, A is out.
2) had been is not needed - Only one past event mentioned and no implication of one past event on another - B, D are out.
3) C and E remain - the coat is correct. A coat is not. Since theropods already discovered the phenomenon, the (specific) should be used.
ANSWER - C.

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since GMAT will not test much about outside knowledge, or in-depth concepts, so this question will hardly appear in the actual test.
Test takers are free to let this question go.
"other theropods" should be compared with skeleton.
"filamentous structures" has something to do with the feathers.

Nevertheless, this question is easy to eliminate wrong answers.
"had been" and passive are two major flaws.

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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. -Incorrect comparison between theropods and a coat of structures
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. -usage of past perfect is wrong.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. -Correct
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton. -Incorrect comparison between theropods and a coat of structures; usage of past perfect if wrong.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton. -Incorrect comparison between theropods and a coat of structures
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