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# Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and

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03 Dec 2006, 04:26
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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 the 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

OA in white: oco

My problem is the same as riteshgupta1's who posted one 1,5 year ago without getting an answer:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... taste+buds
Quote:
WOW.

I am amazed.... I can never accept x as the OA.

Can someone explain me how can x be right.

Here is the structure of x

First IC
subject Taste buds
Verb are
predicate onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells
comma ,

another IC

subject each of them
verb has
predicate fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.

SO we have 2 IC's joined with Comma in X.

Can someone shed any light...

It 's like saying : my car has four wheels, each of the four wheels is black.

Can someone please shed any light?

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03 Dec 2006, 05:14
I have one more doubt with regards to OA
Tastebuds is plural and the verb used with which is singular how does one justify this usage?

Considered Each as part of underlined question its not so kindly ignore my doubt

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03 Dec 2006, 05:21
I think that's not an issue.
'each' is singular and is the subject of 'has'.

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03 Dec 2006, 05:28
I am not sure if we can join two IC's by a comma( I think we can't), but there are other things which can direct us to correct answer. C is my answer

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
Misplace modifier
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 the 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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03 Dec 2006, 06:17
arjsingh1976 wrote:
I am not sure if we can join two IC's by a comma( I think we can't), but there are other things which can direct us to correct answer. C is my answer

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
Misplace modifier
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 the 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

If we cannot join, then C is not better than the rest, because it would be grammatically false. A correct SC can be wordy, long, complex, but never grammatically incorrect. That's my opinion, unless someone can say that C is a grammatically correct sentence.
On the opposite, D is grammatically correct, but wordy and for that reason I chose D.

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03 Dec 2006, 08:23

A is wrong because "located" is not close to "opening"

B: them that is awkward and wordy.

DE having and have are wrong.

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03 Dec 2006, 08:38
Why would C be incorrect?

"each of them" is unidiomatic and the correct idiom is "each of which", this rules out A and B

"each" requires a singural verb therefore it cant be E ("have")

D is unnecessarily wordy

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03 Dec 2006, 09:51
Lorenzino wrote:
Why would C be incorrect?

"each of them" is unidiomatic and the correct idiom is "each of which", this rules out A and B

"each" requires a singural verb therefore it cant be E ("have")

D is unnecessarily wordy

But is ruling out other options enough to make C correct? Can C be ruled out as well?

I would just like to know whether C is correct, that is, if joining two independent clauses with a comma is accepted in standard english?

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03 Dec 2006, 12:52
1.Taste buds are onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells,

Following is an appositive of taste cells:

2. each of which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud

This is not a run-on sentence.

Example:

I have three cars, each of which has a Mp3 player. <== Noun clause that redefines the cars (Appositive of cars)

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03 Dec 2006, 14:32
karlfurt 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 the 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

OA in white: oco

My problem is the same as riteshgupta1's who posted one 1,5 year ago without getting an answer:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... taste+buds
Quote:
WOW.

I am amazed.... I can never accept x as the OA.

Can someone explain me how can x be right.

Here is the structure of x

First IC
subject Taste buds
Verb are
predicate onion-shaped structures with between 50 and 100 taste cells
comma ,

another IC

subject each of them
verb has
predicate fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore.

SO we have 2 IC's joined with Comma in X.

Can someone shed any light...

It 's like saying : my car has four wheels, each of the four wheels is black.

Can someone please shed any light?

C
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28 Jul 2007, 15:30
C is a quite valid answer - i dont see anything wrong with it

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28 Jul 2007, 15:59
C is my choice too

Reasons are the usage of

EACH OF WHICH
HAS and not HAVE/HAVING

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