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Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so

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New post 02 Apr 2019, 00:10
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Can anyone please explain to me why so can refer to the subject? I never see "so" can use as a pronoun

"so" referring to subject? Which option are you talking about?

"so" in the original sentence is used in the sense of "hence", similar to the following sentence?

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(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes - those is plural and first part is singular

(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape’s - resembling an ape's(vocal tract) use of ellipses

(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an ape’s - plural to singular and issue same as E

(D) The Neanderthal’s vocal tracts resembled the apes’ - vocal tracts look like apes

(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes - the sentence structure is not proper as non underlined clause starts with so
which is Neanderthals so here the sentence should start with Neanderthals only.
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Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our own species.


(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes --> "vocal tract" is singular, so use of "those" to refer to "vocal tract" is wrong, it should be "that"

(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape’s --> correct

(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an ape’s --> doesn't make sense: The vocal tracts were without language, make sense: Neanderthals were without language

(D) The Neanderthal’s vocal tracts resembled the apes’ --> same as C

(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes --> same as C
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In option B
Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape’s

Is it not a factual information to present the sentence in simple present tense as

Neanderthals have a vocal tract resembling an ape’s and so were .......

Can some one clarify pls?

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Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our own species.

Split 1 - "vocal tracts...without language" is illogical
(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an ape’s and so were probably without language
(D) The Neanderthal’s vocal tracts resembled the apes’ and so were probably without language
(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes and so were probably without language

Split 2 - SV Agreement issue
(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes

Those is incorrect as we are referring to the one vocal tract
Neanderthals also had vocal tracts

(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape’s

B is correct
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I've probably gotten this particular question wrong multiple times. Now when I look at the question, it looks super easy. Here are my 2 cents on the question!

Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our own species.


(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
----- those refers to the singular vocal tract, thus incorrect

(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape’s

C, D, and E have modifier problems. Looking at the non underlined part, you know the subject must be Neanderthals and not their vocal tracts.

(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an ape’s

(D) The Neanderthal’s vocal tracts resembled the apes’

(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes

Hence, Option B is the correct answer!
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(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape’s

could sb explain how "resembling" can modify a thing in the past ??????? I SAW "-ing" modifier only in present tense be correct and many question wrong because of using -ing modifier in past .......BUT in this case it use for past tense !

I mean= "a vocal tract that resemble an ape's" or "a vocal tract that resembled an ape's"
tnx in advance.


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I didn't understand the answer at all. Please help.
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