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# Pandas in captivity, two wholive in the NationalZoo in Washington D.C.

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Pandas in captivity, two of who live in the National Zoo in Washington D.C., are being actively bred in hopes of developing a sustainable population to reintroduce into the wild.

A. two of who

B. and two that

C. including two of which

D. two of those that

E. two of which

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26 Jul 2018, 21:58
Pandas in captivity, two of who live in the National Zoo in Washington D.C., are being actively bred in hopes of developing a sustainable population to reintroduce into the wild.

A. two of who

I don't think "who" can be used to refer to animals. "that" makes more sense. INCORRECT

B. and two that

Meaning error. "Pandas ... and two" doesn't clearly indicate the additional "two" are pandas. INCORRECT

C. including two of which

"including" seems repetitive. INCORRECT

D. two of those that

Meaning error. "those" refers to pandas and "that" modifies pandas incorrectly saying only those pandas that live in New Zealand. INCORRECT

E. two of which

"which" can refer to pandas and correctly conveys only two of the pandas live in New Zealand.

Hence option E
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26 Jul 2018, 22:26
Bunuel wrote:
Pandas in captivity, two of who live in the National Zoo in Washington D.C., are being actively bred in hopes of developing a sustainable population to reintroduce into the wild.

A. two of who

B. and two that

C. including two of which

D. two of those that

E. two of which

errors..
1. modifier..
two of.....washington D.C." is a modifier correctly modifying 'panda in captivity'
2. who vs which
we generally use who for humans and which is correct for animals or things

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29 Jul 2018, 10:51
I am confused between C and E. Can you please elaborate why we would choose E over C.
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29 Jul 2018, 14:28
Tanvi94 wrote:
I am confused between C and E. Can you please elaborate why we would choose E over C.

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We can reject option C for it changes the intended meaning of the sentence.

Pandas in captivity, two of who live in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., are being actively bred in hopes of developing a sustainable population to reintroduce into the wild.

C) including two of which --> Use of "including" implies that Pandas in captivity along with two other pandas are in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C, whereas there is no need of classifying the inhabited pandas in two two different sub-groups as per the intended meaning

E) two of which : Rectifies the error in C by removing "including" and counting the pandas in captivity as one unit

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30 Jul 2018, 02:21
Bunuel wrote:
Pandas in captivity, two of who live in the National Zoo in Washington D.C., are being actively bred in hopes of developing a sustainable population to reintroduce into the wild.

A. two of who

B. and two that

C. including two of which

D. two of those that

E. two of which

KAPLAN OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

Correct Choice: (E)

The question is: what is the antecedent of “who”? As written, the antecedent of “who” is “two”, but,there is a group of pandas, and two of the pandas live in the National Zoo. One correct construction for identifying a subgroup from a larger group is to use“ (number) of (category)”. To replicate this construction with a relative pronoun, the antecedent of the relative pronoun must be “pandas in captivity”; thus, “two of which”.

Choice (A) is almost right, but “two of who” is ungrammatical (“two of whom” would work).

Choice (B)’s use of “and”suggests that the pandas at the National Zoo are being considered in addition to“pandas in captivity,” which makes no sense; they are in fact included among the captive pandas.

Choices (C) and (D) are wordy and ungrammatical.

Choice (E) correctly uses an objective relative pronoun as the object of the preposition “of”.
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