It is currently 25 Feb 2018, 19:36

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 23 Jul 2011
Posts: 187
Concentration: Finance, Technology
Schools: UCSD (D)
GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V34
GPA: 2.99
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Feb 2012, 14:13
2
KUDOS
8
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

65% (hard)

Question Stats:

54% (01:46) correct 46% (01:35) wrong based on 791 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

A. that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
B. that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
C. living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
D. that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
E. living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Director
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 672
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Feb 2012, 17:45
gmatpunjabi wrote:
The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .

You are absolutely correct. The use of other means that the color of sparrows of this particular species is different from color of sparrows in all other species.

Crick
Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Aug 2009
Posts: 489
Schools: Harvard, Columbia, Stern, Booth, LSB,
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jan 2013, 01:31
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

I understand how the Parallelism works in this sentence.

The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .

I doubt that the correct answer is B. IMO answer should be D.
_________________

If you like my Question/Explanation or the contribution, Kindly appreciate by pressing KUDOS.
Kudos always maximizes GMATCLUB worth
-Game Theory

If you have any question regarding my post, kindly pm me or else I won't be able to reply

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2012
Posts: 29
Location: India
GMAT Date: 08-03-2013
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jan 2013, 21:44
fameatop wrote:
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

I understand how the Parallelism works in this sentence.

The Manhattan test explanation says that phrase "whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows." implies that the their coloring is different from themselves. The word Other is used and doesnt that exlude this current species of sparrow being discussed. How is this so? I see this comparsion as logical. Can someone please shed some light on this issue .

I doubt that the correct answer is B. IMO answer should be D.

Ya i agree with fameatop
i too go with D
Senior Manager
Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 326
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2013, 18:45
Current Student
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 1954
Concentration: Finance
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Apr 2014, 08:31
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

First things first this is a 2 player game between B and D. One can spot easily that the right comparison will be 'different from that of' cause we are referring to the colourings of both species.

Now then, what's the problem with D? Well if you look closely you'll see that whose coloring is modifying the cypress trees when the coloring should modify the species. Therefore B is a better answer choice. With 'and, has coloring' we are going back to the original clause that is the description of this species of sparrow

Hope this makes it clear
Cheers!
J
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2013
Posts: 268
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Apr 2014, 20:53
this question is wrong. D is also correct.

the phrase "wholly dependent..." can be an adverbial phrase modifying the previous clause " that lives in groves" .

a similar pattern appears in gmatprep

"seven person is killed by shark this year, less than the number last year"

in above sentence, "less than..." is adverbial phrase mofifying the previous clause though it refers to "seven person". this phrase is considered both adjectival and adverbial fuctions.

so, D is correct too.
_________________

If anyone in this gmat forum is in England,Britain, pls, email to me, (thanghnvn@gmail.com) . I have some questions and need your advise. Thank a lot.

Intern
Joined: 16 Jan 2014
Posts: 15
Concentration: Operations, Sustainability
GPA: 3.12
WE: Supply Chain Management (Manufacturing)
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 May 2014, 01:46
All the options except b & e can be eliminated as all the have pronoun whose & this pronoun is ambiguous
Now b/w b & e
B wins because it is simple present & expressing fact while option e is progressive & stating that sparrow is currently living
Manager
Joined: 10 Mar 2014
Posts: 236
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jun 2015, 11:14
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

A. that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
B. that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
C. living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
D. that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
E. living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

Hi mikemcgarry

I narrowed the choices to B and D.

Could you please explain what is the issue with option D.
Intern
Joined: 19 Mar 2015
Posts: 20
Location: United States
Concentration: Sustainability, Sustainability
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jun 2015, 18:38
jlgdr wrote:
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

First things first this is a 2 player game between B and D. One can spot easily that the right comparison will be 'different from that of' cause we are referring to the colourings of both species.

Now then, what's the problem with D? Well if you look closely you'll see that whose coloring is modifying the cypress trees when the coloring should modify the species. Therefore B is a better answer choice. With 'and, has coloring' we are going back to the original clause that is the description of this species of sparrow

Hope this makes it clear
Cheers!
J

I don't think that 'whose coloring.....' is modifying cypress trees. Its preceded by 'and' same as option B
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10341
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jun 2016, 11:12
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Manager
Joined: 14 May 2014
Posts: 74
Location: India
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V31
GPA: 3.44
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jun 2016, 22:16
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

A. that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
B. that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
C. living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
D. that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
E. living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

I think the problem is the construction

Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

B. that [{lives only in cypress groves}, {is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees}, and {has coloring completely different from that of ...}]

D. that [{lives only in cypress groves}, {almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees}, and {whose coloring is completely different from that of...}]

D does not make sense here when you write a sentence using all three{} individually.

B wins though awkward
Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Mar 2012
Posts: 356
Schools: Schulich '16
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jun 2016, 22:27
tough call b/w B and D.

Both seem correct to me.

Can answer choices be so close in GMAT so that you can't distinguish between them.
Verbal Expert
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3315
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2016, 13:20
3
KUDOS
Expert's post
hsbinfy wrote:
tough call b/w B and D.

Both seem correct to me.

Can answer choices be so close in GMAT so that you can't distinguish between them.

B and D have very different structures.

Structure of B:

Researchers discovered a new species that lives..., is almost wholly dependent....., and has coloring.....

The object ("new species") of the main sentence has only one relative clause modifier (underlined) starting with "that". Within this modifier there are three parallel verbs "lives", "is" and "has" (marked in three different colors).

Structure of D:
Researchers discovered a new species that lives..., almost wholly dependent..., and whose coloring.....

The object ("new species") of the main sentence has three modifiers (marked in different colors) : "that lives..." (relative clause modifier), "almost wholly independent..." ( adjectival phrase modifier) and "whose coloring..." (relative clause modifier).

As you see, the three modifiers should be parallel, i.e. they should have the same structure. However the second one is adjectival phrase whereas the other two are relative clauses. Hence D is incorrect.
Intern
Joined: 08 Feb 2016
Posts: 3
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jun 2016, 00:02
E also exhibits parallelism. So, why not E?
B seems a little awkward.

Intern
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 9
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jun 2016, 00:22
Without a doubt its option b .
Parallelism
That lives
That is
That has

Sent from my SM-T355Y using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 9
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jun 2016, 00:31
Pri2506 wrote:
E also exhibits parallelism. So, why not E?
B seems a little awkward.

Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that( lives) only in cypress groves
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that( almost )wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that (whose )coloring is completely different from that of all other sparrows.

In option B, check for parallelism
That lives,
That is,
That has

Yogita25 wrote:
jlgdr wrote:
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from
that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of
living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

First things first this is a 2 player game between B and D. One can spot easily that the right comparison will be 'different from that of' cause we are referring to the colourings of both species.

Now then, what's the problem with D? Well if you look closely you'll see that whose coloring is modifying the cypress trees when the coloring should modify the species. Therefore B is a better answer choice. With 'and, has coloring' we are going back to the original clause that is the description of this species of sparrow

Hope this makes it clear
Cheers!
J

I don't think that 'whose coloring.....' is modifying cypress trees. Its preceded by 'and' same as option B

Sent from my SM-T355Y using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Verbal Expert
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3315
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2016, 10:43
Pri2506 wrote:
E also exhibits parallelism. So, why not E?
B seems a little awkward.

The idiom "different than" is wrong, correct form is "different from". Thus E is wrong.

If you could elaborate why B seems awkward, then we may discuss further on the specific issue.
Intern
Joined: 08 Feb 2016
Posts: 3
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2016, 21:22
sayantanc2k wrote:
Pri2506 wrote:
E also exhibits parallelism. So, why not E?
B seems a little awkward.

The idiom "different than" is wrong, correct form is "different from". Thus E is wrong.

If you could elaborate why B seems awkward, then we may discuss further on the specific issue.

Thank you so much, sayantanc2k. I had completely ignored the idiom structure there.

However, I have another question.
If option E had the correct idiom (different 'from'), then would that (option) have been correct?
Verbal Expert
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3315
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2016, 13:39
Pri2506 wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
Pri2506 wrote:
E also exhibits parallelism. So, why not E?
B seems a little awkward.

The idiom "different than" is wrong, correct form is "different from". Thus E is wrong.

If you could elaborate why B seems awkward, then we may discuss further on the specific issue.

Thank you so much, sayantanc2k. I had completely ignored the idiom structure there.

However, I have another question.
If option E had the correct idiom (different 'from'), then would that (option) have been correct?

Not quite. The phrase "that of" would still be required after "different from" in order to maintain parallelism in comparison.
Re: Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that   [#permalink] 18 Jun 2016, 13:39

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 21 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by