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Over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, monkeys and marmo

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Can we count sensitivity as one sensitivity, two sensitivities, and three sensitivities? Can we say that we have two sensitivities, one in the morning and another in the evening? Sensitivity is the generic name given to the kind of general feeling that emanates within us. It is similar to hunger, appetite or anger and we do not say we have hungers, appetites, or angers.


I totally understand what you say. I've found some sentences in online dictionaries that use the word sensitivity in its plural form. Could you please explain the difference in their use? What makes the use of plural form justified in these following sentences, but not in this question?

the only rules that matter are practical ones that respect local sensitivities.

He possessed a fine grasp of human sensitivities, and the way he went about presenting the cups of tea was a lesson in diplomacy.

Your intelligence, your sensitivities... your strength of will.

They are aware of American political sensitivities about their country's role.
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To me answer E draws the comparison between all 3 equally.. while in the intial sentance the comparison is drawn between monkeys and marmosets on the one hnd and humans on the other.. answer E changes the meaning of the sentence because it implys that outside the range the sensitivity for all three may differ not just between monkeys/marmosets on one hand and humans on the other.. is there something im missing??

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The core idea of the passage is to bring out the levels of haring sensitivity among three types of organisms, say A, B, and C and not to compare the sensitivity of A and B on one hand with C on the other. That the sensitivity of the all three happens to be similar up to 5000 Hertz is stated to highlight the difference among the three beyond that range.

This is the essence of the passage from top to bottom and in all the choices and so, there is no need to read in - between - the - lines that E distorts the original intent.

The choice of the correct answer is made easy here because the first four choices are popping up a visible goof-up

Over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, monkeys and marmosets have a hearing sensitivity remarkably similar to humans, above which the sensitivity begins to differ.

(A) Over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, monkeys and marmosets have a hearing sensitivity remarkably similar to humans -- illegal comparison between sensitivity and humans.

(B) Compared to humans, the hearing sensitivity of monkeys and marmosets are remarkably similar over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz -- illegal comparison

(C) Compared to humans over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, the hearing sensitivity of monkeys and marmosets is remarkably similar -- illegal comparison

(D) The hearing sensitivity of monkeys and marmosets, when compared to humans over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, is remarkably similar-- Illegal comparison

(E) The hearing sensitivity of monkeys, marmosets, and humans is remarkably similar over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz-- This choice cleverly avoids the comparison altogether.

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quick solving =
"Compared to" and "similar" is redundancy hence B D E out .
between A and E

(E) The hearing sensitivity of monkeys, marmosets, and humans is remarkably similar over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, above which the sensitivity begins to differ. correct 1= "which" correctly modify hertz . 2= correct comparison

(A)Over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz, monkeys and marmosets have a hearing sensitivity remarkably similar to humans, above which the sensitivity begins to differ. = 1= INCORRECT use of "which" 2= incorrect comparison as I COLORED !
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Before "above which" there must be the frequencies => strike out A, C, D

(B) Compared to humans, the hearing sensitivity of monkeys and marmosets are remarkably similar over a range of frequencies from 100 to 5,000 hertz
=> Mistake in parallelism when comparing humans with hearing sensitivity

So E is correct!
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