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One of the only known anglerfish without a luring appendage or pelvic

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One of the only known anglerfish without a luring appendage or pelvic fins, Histiophryne psychedelica, with large flexible frills on its cheeks, which possibly help them to detect the movement of predators.


A. psychedelica, with large flexible frills on its cheeks, which possibly help them to

B. psychedelica, with large flexible frills on their cheeks, which possibly help it to

C. psychedelica, with large flexible frills on its cheeks, which possibly help them

D. psychedelica has large flexible frills on its cheeks, possibly to help it

E. psychedelica has large flexible frills on their cheeks, possibly to help it

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D it is :psychedelica has large flexible frills on its cheeks, possibly to help it
A,B,C are not even a complete sentence !
E is wrong for "their"
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A : psychedelica(singular) them(plural) wrong
B : psychedelica(singular) their(plural) wrong
C : psychedelica(singular) them(plural) wrong
D : psychedelica(singular) its & it(singular) correct
E : psychedelica(singular) their(plural) wrong
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Siddharth120 wrote:
A : psychedelica(singular) them(plural) wrong
B : psychedelica(singular) their(plural) wrong
C : psychedelica(singular) them(plural) wrong
D : psychedelica(singular) its & it(singular) correct
E : psychedelica(singular) their(plural) wrong


Although you are close,with the explanation you have given, you are prone to risk an error in future.
Reason: psychedelica (or any species name), can be treated as plural or singular, with former being in most cases and later in fewer cases.

Your explanation worked here(perfect here) because of other words at the beginning of the setence: One of the only known anglerfish without a .........

A,B,C are out because they do make the sentence a run-on sentence. (A grammatically faulty sentence in which two or more main or independent clauses are joined without a word to connect them or a punctuation mark to separate them: “The fog was thick he could not find his way home.”)

D and E, fix this issue with verb 'has'. However, 'E' makes error of subject-verb agreement (singular vs plural), hence 'D' is answer.

Hope this helps.

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TheGraceful wrote:
Siddharth120 wrote:
A : psychedelica(singular) them(plural) wrong
B : psychedelica(singular) their(plural) wrong
C : psychedelica(singular) them(plural) wrong
D : psychedelica(singular) its & it(singular) correct
E : psychedelica(singular) their(plural) wrong


Although you are close,with the explanation you have given, you are prone to risk an error in future.
Reason: psychedelica (or any species name), can be treated as plural or singular, with former being in most cases and later in fewer cases.

Your explanation worked here(perfect here) because of other words at the beginning of the setence: One of the only known anglerfish without a .........

A,B,C are out because they do make the sentence a run-on sentence. (A grammatically faulty sentence in which two or more main or independent clauses are joined without a word to connect them or a punctuation mark to separate them: “The fog was thick he could not find his way home.”)

D and E, fix this issue with verb 'has'. However, 'E' makes error of subject-verb agreement (singular vs plural), hence 'D' is answer.

Hope this helps.

Club members, pleeease press kudos, if my efforts in explaining this help you in some way.



You are right. Thanks for correcting me.
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Glad that it helped you. But seems, you forgot to press Kudos. :)
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2RC's a day, definitely helps in improving comprehension skills (and time management)


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One of the only known anglerfish without a luring appendage or pelvic fins, Histiophryne psychedelica, with large flexible frills on its cheeks, which possibly help them to detect the movement of predators.


A. psychedelica, with large flexible frills on its cheeks, which possibly help them to 'fragment'

B. psychedelica, with large flexible frills on their cheeks, which possibly help it to 'fragment'

C. psychedelica, with large flexible frills on its cheeks, which possibly help them 'fragment'

D. psychedelica has large flexible frills on its cheeks, possibly to help it 'correct'

E. psychedelica has large flexible frills on their cheeks, possibly to help it 'SV number error'
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Official Explanation:
As you survey your Decision Points on this problem, you should see three major places where answer choices diverge on common Sentence Correction issues. At the beginning of each choice you have a decision between ", with" and "has"; in the middle of each choice there is a pronoun difference between "its" and "their"; and at the end of each choice is a pronoun, either "it" or "them."

Note that the two pronouns in each sentence have to each refer to the same noun, Histiophryne psychedelica. Only choice D matches singular with singular - every other choice has one singular pronoun and one plural pronoun, and that cannot be the case when both pronouns refer to the same noun.

Furthermore, ask yourself where the verb is in choices A, B, and C. By using the modifier "with" instead of the verb "has" at the beginning of each choice, none of those choices pairs a verb with the subject, Histiophryne psychedelica - in each case you just have a list of nested modifiers. Since every sentence needs to have at least a subject and a verb, these are all incorrect.

Choice D is a complete sentence (the subject goes with the verb "has") and features pronoun agreement ("its" and "it" each refer to the singular subject), so choice D is correct.
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