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More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.

(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,
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New post 27 Jan 2009, 22:48
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More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.
(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,


I'll go with E.

A,B are wrong because 'adapted for' is incorrect idiom. D is a bit awkward and wordy because of 'adapting'. Between C and E, I'll go with E, even though it sounds a bit wordy because C changes the meaning slightly

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More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.
(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,


IMO A

B- compares tree life to anthropoids.
C- Use of being not required
D - Adapting is a verb
E - Can adaptation be possessed?
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OA is A.

I picked E and was not sure how it is wrong. Thanks rampuria for clarification.
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More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.
(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,


IMO A

B- compares tree life to anthropoids.
C- Use of being not required
D - Adapting is a verb
E - Can adaptation be possessed?



If B is wrong because it compares tree life to AP, So does A.

Adapted more completely sounds better than More completely adapted.

The test magic discussion points out a good point. But it is probably wrong

Adapt to a condition/environment is correct

Adapt for some one is correct.

Here, Adaptation is to a condition, So how is adaption for correct?

Adapted to is used for acquired things? adapted for used for natural abilities that came by birth??

Why is B incorrect?
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If B is wrong because it compares tree life to AP, So does A.

Adapted more completely sounds better than More completely adapted.

The test magic discussion points out a good point. But it is probably wrong

Adapt to a condition/environment is correct

Adapt for some one is correct.

Here, Adaptation is to a condition, So how is adaption for correct?

Adapted to is used for acquired things? adapted for used for natural abilities that came by birth??

Why is B incorrect?



In B "completely for tree life" conveys the meaning as if adaptation is also there for some other life, but more for tree life.
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If B is wrong because it compares tree life to AP, So does A.

Adapted more completely sounds better than More completely adapted.

The test magic discussion points out a good point. But it is probably wrong

Adapt to a condition/environment is correct

Adapt for some one is correct.

Here, Adaptation is to a condition, So how is adaption for correct?

Adapted to is used for acquired things? adapted for used for natural abilities that came by birth??

Why is B incorrect?



In B "completely for tree life" conveys the meaning as if adaptation is also there for some other life, but more for tree life.


More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.

This is what I understood.

Gibbons "adapted for life in the trees" more completely than other anthrapoids <are> (adapted for life in the trees)
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Can anyone tell me why in C, "being" is wrong?
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More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.
(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids, --> Life compared with animals. INCORRECT
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are, --> Life in the tree vs Tree Life. Former is preferred. INCORRECT
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids, --> Broken ||ism INCORRECT
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids, --> I hate HAVING. + Awkward. INCORRECT
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First round of eliminations:

More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.
(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,

Tree life? Tree modifying life? Logically this is incorrect! So we can eliminate B & C.


Second round of elimination

More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids, gibbons move with tremendous facility and ease.
(A) More completely adapted for life in the trees than are the other anthropoids,
(B) Adapted more completely for tree life than any of the anthropoids,
(C) Being adapted more completely to tree life than any of the other anthropoids are,
(D) Adapting more completely to life in the trees than the adaptation of the other anthropoids,
(E) Having a more complete adaptation to life in the trees than that possessed by the other anthropoids,

completely to vs adapted to vs adapted for ---- We use"For" when you are trying to express a purpose or the reason that something is happening.
We use "To" when some kind of transfer is happening or you want to indicate a direction.

Hence the correct answer is A

Please correct my analysis if i am wrong!
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