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Peyer's patches, located in the lowest portion of the small intestine, are regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall that identify antigens within the intestine and facilitate the immune response to them.

a. are regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall that identify antigens within the intestine and facilitate
b. by means of regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall which identify antigens within the intestine, facilitating
c. are regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall and, as such, are identifiers of antigens within the intestine, facilitating
d. being regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall, identifying antigens within the intestine, and facilitating
e. regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall which identify antigens within the intestine and are facilitating
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New post 16 Jan 2015, 01:55
Good question, beattheheat!

Clearly except for A, all others are ungrammatical and wordy.
B - by means of regions is ungrammatical and usage of which is incorrect.
C - usage of "as such" is wordy and facilitating is wrongly used without parallelism and correct tense.
D - unnecessary usage of being and wordy
E - usage of which is incorrect

A seems to be the best among the given choices however that is a singular pronoun and the verbs used "identify" and "facilitate" are plural. Is that correct? Any expert opinion will be appreciated.


beattheheat wrote:
Peyer's patches, located in the lowest portion of the small intestine, are regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall that identify antigens within the intestine and facilitate the immune response to them.

a. are regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall that identify antigens within the intestine and facilitate
b. by means of regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall which identify antigens within the intestine, facilitating
c. are regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall and, as such, are identifiers of antigens within the intestine, facilitating
d. being regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall, identifying antigens within the intestine, and facilitating
e. regions of lymphatic tissue in the intestinal wall which identify antigens within the intestine and are facilitating

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fireinbelly wrote:
Good question, beattheheat!

Clearly except for A, all others are ungrammatical and wordy.
B - by means of regions is ungrammatical and usage of which is incorrect.
C - usage of "as such" is wordy and facilitating is wrongly used without parallelism and correct tense.
D - unnecessary usage of being and wordy
E - usage of which is incorrect

A seems to be the best among the given choices however that is a singular pronoun and the verbs used "identify" and "facilitate" are plural. Is that correct? Any expert opinion will be appreciated.


Hi, beattheheat, I do have similar confusion. That always follows touch rule and in the sentence it seems to modify the intestine wall. In such a case, verbs don't agree in number with singular noun wall. mikemcgarry Can you pls help here.

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New post 29 Dec 2017, 15:09
"facilitating..." will have to be an action that results from the previous clause. However, since the preceding clause contains "and", it is illogical to have "facilitating" here.
Also, "as such" is wordy.

C is wrong.

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New post 31 Dec 2017, 18:54
Hi Experts,

Can you please clear the doubt here. As per A "that" refers to wall which is singular and the verbs include and facilitate are plural. Also , as per the meaning it should be the regions which "include" "facilitate" and hence the plural verbs would make sense. Just because of 'that' , I rejected option A and chose C.
Can you please help. @GMATNinja

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