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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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09 Feb 2011, 12:07
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each of .... needs a singular verb. So, B and E are out. D seems wordy. I don't find any thing grammatically wrong in C too.
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09 Feb 2011, 12:21
Each of which sounds odd. CDE out. "each of them that have" not correct. B Out. A finalized
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09 Feb 2011, 17:07
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 - is "each" or "them" conjuction ? we have two independent clauses ! above that what "called the tase pore" modifies, should it modify taste bud , i dont think so

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 - has

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud - which conjuction ! and "called the taste pore" is nearer to what it modifies - opening

which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud - having wrong

E. which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
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 - has
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A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---- This choice contains two independent clauses, connected only by a comma, making it a run-on.

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 ---1. What is the antecedent of them? Buds or taste cells? It is unclear. 2. The reference of ‘which’ pointing to the taste bud is wrong; it should refer to the opening. (Pore means an opening)

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud ------ right choice

D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud ---- ‘ each of which having ‘ makes the subordinate clause, a fragment without out a working verb

E. which has fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---each of which have—an SV disagreement

C is the best choice with no SV number error and with proper references, judiciously using appropriate participles at the required junctures
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09 Feb 2011, 22:01
'each' is referring to each individual taste cell, so cannot use "them", thus A & B are out.
since we r referring to each cell, singular verb "has" should be used, thus D and E are out
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Between A and C. tastebud is never called the "taste pore". Hence it should be C precisely.
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12 Apr 2011, 04:58
"Each of which" sounds strange. IMO A
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Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells,
each of them has finger like projections
--poking through the opening
---located at the top of the taste bud
----called the taste pore.

Intended meaning:
1.Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells
2.Cell has finger like projections
--poking through the opening
---located at the top of the taste bud.
3.The opening is called the taste pore.

Analysis:
1.Each is singular.
2.Modifier needs to modify the intended noun without any ambiguity.
3.IC are not connected properly. Poosible solution: comma +and, make second clause sub clause by adding relative pronoun etc.

A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
>>[Run of s two IC are connected by comma. TB are... , each of them has .....]
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
>>TB are... , each of which (relative pronoun) has .....]
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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29 Sep 2014, 18:01
Correct answer is 'C'...since taste buds are not called taste pores....but maybe we need an expert to intervene and throw some light on this....
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03 Oct 2014, 23:54
daagh wrote:
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---- This choice contains two independent clauses, connected only by a comma, making it a run-on.

Apart from Two IC, Is "THEM" in option is ambiguous [Taste Buds or Taste Cells]??? Is my understanding correct?
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A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---- This choice contains two independent clauses, connected only by a comma, making it a run-on.

Apart from Two IC, Is "THEM" in option is ambiguous [Taste Buds or Taste Cells]??? Is my understanding correct?

Hello.

In A & B, "them" is correct. "each of them" modifies the CLOSEST noun "taste cells".

A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore
Wrong. Misplaced modifier error.

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
Wrong. S-V agreement error + Misplaced modifier error.

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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

A - The original has a misplaced modifier. 'called the taste pore' seemed to be modifying 'taste bud' instead of 'opening'
B - Plural verb 'have' used for singular subject 'each'
C - Correct. The modifier is properly positioned
D - The verb 'have' is turned into participle 'having' - so the dependent clause starting with 'which' has no verb
E - Plural verb 'have' used for singular subject 'each'. Also 'are poking' is wrong tense. Simple present tense is required to state this fact.
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A and B wrong

2 INdependent clause joined by a ,

C correct

D wrong modifier

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daagh wrote:
A. them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---- This choice contains two independent clauses, connected only by a comma, making it a run-on.

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 ---1. What is the antecedent of them? Buds or taste cells? It is unclear. 2. The reference of ‘which’ pointing to the taste bud is wrong; it should refer to the opening. (Pore means an opening)

C. which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of taste bud ------ right choice

D. which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud ---- ‘ each of which having ‘ makes the subordinate clause, a fragment without out a working verb

E. which has fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore ---each of which have—an SV disagreement

C is the best choice with no SV number error and with proper references, judiciously using appropriate participles at the required junctures

Hi daagh,
I am confuse with your elimination of choice D as it is rejected because of fragment;however,choice c is a sentence but what is the proper connector with the prior sentence?
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