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Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud
D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud
E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore

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Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud
D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud
E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore


IMO C)

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Nihit wrote:
Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud
D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud
E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore

IMO C.
Usage of have is incorrect. which in C & them in A are both correct. So the modifier decides the answer & thats C. Its the opening thats called the taste pore & not the taste bud.

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A for me. There are two independent clauses and none of the other answer choices reflects this.

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Nihit wrote:
Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud
D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud
E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore


Between A and C

C is better than A.

A looks little run-on compared to C.

I have question.. "them" or "which" in options A or C.. refers to what?? tast buds or taste cells.

Any comments?
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i will go with "C"
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New post 29 Sep 2008, 13:03
This is why probably "them" in A is incorrect, and C correct.

Them can refer to taste buds or taste cells.

Which refers to taste buds.

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Nihit wrote:
Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud
D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud
E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore


Between A and C

C is better than A.

A looks little run-on compared to C.

I have question.. "them" or "which" in options A or C.. refers to what?? tast buds or taste cells.

Any comments?

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New post 29 Sep 2008, 13:12
bigfernhead wrote:
This is why probably "them" in A is incorrect, and C correct.

Them can refer to taste buds or taste cells.

Which refers to taste buds.

x2suresh wrote:
Nihit wrote:
Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells, each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
B. them that have fingerlike projections that poke through an opening located at the top of the taste bud, which they call the taste pore
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud
D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud
E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore


Between A and C

C is better than A.

A looks little run-on compared to C.

I have question.. "them" or "which" in options A or C.. refers to what?? tast buds or taste cells.

Any comments?


why "which" refers to "taste buds"..?
"taste cells" is closer than "taste buds"
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I'll go with A

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New post 29 Sep 2008, 16:04
Come on guys! Why not E?
Grammatically E is correct and it also preserves the meaning of the sentence. It is not the taste buds that have pores but the 50-100 cells, each one, having pores that open on the top of the taste bud (this fact was a big hint given by the author that it is not the actual taste bud that he is talking about in the latter part of the sentence, but the cells that he is talking about).
Edit: Sorry, I misread the choice E. It is grammatically incorrect!
A should be the answer.

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New post 29 Sep 2008, 18:13
C is a beter choice than A.

A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore misplaced modifier
C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud

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