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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal's than a cold-blooded reptile's.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of


My major question here is can we or can we not eliminate that. Does anyone have a rule for when "that" can be eliminated?

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Originally posted by damit on 26 Jul 2005, 19:04.
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A is best. B has wrong verb. "that" or "those" in C, D and E are wrong and unnecessary.

i am not sure which that you talking? in gmat sentence correction, if we look on only one aspect of problem, we cannot solve the problem. i believe in every problem there is a clue. if we can find the clue, then it would be easy to find the correct answer. lets see:

in this sentence, the clue is "a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s", which is possesive expression. this helps rule out some of the wrong answer choices such as C, D and E because these choices posses "than those" "than that" etc whoich are redundancy. B carries wrong verb "were", which is plural, where as we need singular verb for singular subject the metabolism.
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All choices except A are wrong.

You need THAT after content to explain what the scinetists contend.

Possessive + those or that makes it redundant.
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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of




My major question here is can we or can we not eliminate that. Does anyone have a rule for when "that" can be eliminated?

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In an effort to address your question,

You cannot eliminate "that" in this case because one of the things tested here is the correct idiom for contend which is in fact "contend that".
In fact , "that" in the answer choices helps eliminate D and E as it is known that the correct idiom is "contend that.."
by the way, the answer is A
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New post 26 Jul 2005, 20:21
Hi guys thanks for getting back to me. I am not sure if i understand what you mean by possesive + that or those = redundancy

i dont see a "than those" in any anwer choice. also is A not a faulty comparison or is like a warm blooded mamal's imply that the metabolism of some dino's is like that of a warm blooded mamal's?

would appreciate some clarfication on the redundancy aspect
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A is best. B has wrong verb. "that" or "those" in C, D and E are wrong and unnecessary.

i am not sure which that you talking? in gmat sentence correction, if we look on only one aspect of problem, we cannot solve the problem. i believe in every problem there is a clue. if we can find the clue, then it would be easy to find the correct answer. lets see:

in this sentence, the clue is "a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s", which is possesive expression. this helps rule out some of the wrong answer choices such as C, D and E because these choices posses "than those" "than that" etc whoich are redundancy. B carries wrong verb "were", which is plural, where as we need singular verb for singular subject the metabolism.
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New post 27 Jul 2005, 18:21
Whoa!! Am I the only one choosing B here. Please correct me, I thought, "many species of dinosaurs" was correct instead of many species of dinosaur. I thought B corrects this by using many dinosaur species. I agree that A is the shortest of all the choices, but is A the most appropriate??
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New post 27 Jul 2005, 19:50
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Whoa!! Am I the only one choosing B here. Please correct me, I thought, "many species of dinosaurs" was correct instead of many species of dinosaur. I thought B corrects this by using many dinosaur species. I agree that A is the shortest of all the choices, but is A the most appropriate??


Darth b is wrong because the subject and verb do not agree.

In the B, the subject is "the metabolism", which is singular and need a singular verb.
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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s.
A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of

B is wrong because there is no subject-verb agreement
C,D and E are all wronh because the comparaison is made between metabolism and the metabolism of a metabolism.
A should be.
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Sentence has 1.Idiomatic usage and 2. Dependent clause iisue

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like [Hold it]
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like [Dependent clause has subject “the metabolism” to verb issue “were” – eliminate it]
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of [the metabolisms is not correct usage – I doubt “the metabolism” can be plural – eliminate it]
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of[unidiomatic – eliminate it]
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of[unidiomatic – eliminate it]

Answer: A
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B

Since, "contend that" implies hypothetical situation we use subjunctive mood; therefore, "were" would be appropriate.

A: "that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like": maybe its idiomatic issue or just plain old silly grammer thing but "a metabolism" just doesn't work (for me)


this is not the right point. I may agree with your reasoning but OA is E. Anyway, I tought A was better. Can someone clarify why OA is E?


What is the source of the question? OA cannot be E.
Some scientists contend "there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of" a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s. there are many things wrong with this sentence, just to point out one- it should be "mammals" not "mammal's". "more like that of" means "more like the metabolism of"; accordingly, it should be followed by 'mammals' rather than 'mammal's'.


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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s.
A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of
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Straight A

Only A is grammatically correct.

For SC's, eliminate all obvious grammatical errors then narrow it down to the clean and precise ones.
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Hi Experts / chetan2u,

Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal's than a cold-blooded reptile's.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like

OA- A

In option B S-V disagreement is the only error or there is some other reason also to eliminate it..?

please assist.

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Hi Experts / chetan2u,

Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal's than a cold-blooded reptile's.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like

OA- A

In option B S-V disagreement is the only error or there is some other reason also to eliminate it..?

please assist.

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The other point is the ambiguity it creates....
as we are directly comparing the metabolism here..
the metabolism of A was more like B's than C's..

two cases-
1) the metabolism of A was more like B's than it was like C's..
2) the metabolism of A was more like B's than C's was like B's..
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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal's than a cold-blooded reptile's.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of

My major question here is can we or can we not eliminate that. Does anyone have a rule for when "that" can be eliminated?

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Whenever we are using a cognitive verb to show position ( maintain, contend, assert, etc.) we always need a that.

D and E out

the metabolism : singular ... B out

Between A and E


Those of a warm blooded animal or
... warm blooded animal's

those of a warm blooded animal's is pure redundancy.

C out

Answer : A
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I still dont get this.. why exactly is A better than B here??

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I still dont get this.. why exactly is A better than B here??

Thanks in advance..


The subject "metabolism" and the verb "were" do not agree in number in option B
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I was hoping someone could explain why we should eliminate answer choices with the word "were." (i.e. the dependent clause issue (??))
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I was hoping someone could explain why we should eliminate answer choices with the word "were." (i.e. the dependent clause issue (??))


Only option B is wrong because of the use of "were" (subject and verb do not agree in numbers) - "were" is not the problem in the other options.
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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like
--> correct.

B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like

C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of

D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of

E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of
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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s.

A. that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more likecorrect

B. that the metabolism of many dinosaur species were more like
C. that the metabolisms of many species of dinosaurs were more like those of
D. there were many species of dinosaurs that had metabolisms more like those of
Also, contend should be followed by that
E. there were many dinosaur species that had a metabolism more like that of
Also, contend should be followed by that
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