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# Recently discovered fossil remains strongly suggest that the

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Recently discovered fossil remains strongly suggest that the [#permalink]

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Recently discovered fossil remains strongly suggest that the Australian egg-laying mammals of today are a branch of the main stem of mammalian evolution rather than developing independently from a common ancestor of mammals more than 220 million years ago.

(A) rather than developing independently from
(B) rather than a type that developed independently from
(C) rather than a type whose development was independent of
(D) instead of developing independently from
(E) instead of a development that was independent of

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26 Mar 2006, 21:57
B.

(A) rather than developing independently from [Incorrect, Past tense is required]
(B) rather than a type that developed independently from [Correct]
(C) rather than a type whose development was independent of [Incorrect, wordy, wrong use of 'independent of']
(D) instead of developing independently from [Incorrect, same as A]
(E) instead of a development that was independent of [Incorrect, what development??]

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26 Mar 2006, 23:50
Shouldn't we use instead of, not rather than... since we are not showing any contrast/??????????
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27 Mar 2006, 05:27
bewakoof wrote:
Shouldn't we use instead of, not rather than... since we are not showing any contrast/??????????

In GMAT land, "rather than" is always favored over " instead of"

BTW, i go for B.

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27 Mar 2006, 10:48
^ B ^

the choices with "instead of" are not good in this question. And usually "rather than" is preferred.

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27 Mar 2006, 17:26
OA is B

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