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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

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can some one explain the difference between option A and C? ( each of them vs each of which? )

'each of them' refers to object ( in this case, onion shaped structures?)
'each of which' referes to subjects ( in this case, taste buds?)


A - has misplaced modifier 'taste bud called the taste pore'
B - Very wordy.
C - Correct
D - Wrong Tense 'are poking '. Simple Present tense required to state universal facts/ truths.
E - Subject verb error - have = plural; subject = each of which = singular
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Each of them has --- independent clause .

Each of which has -- dependent clause .

note : "which " -- clause marker .but , " them " --- is not .

option A : wonr because , it connects two independent clause by a comma only . - See more at: http://www.crackverbal.com/forum/thread ... Zf2kX.dpuf
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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 :- "each of them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore. " is an independent clause. They need conjunction

(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: Same as A

(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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A - incorrect, the two clauses in the sentence are not logically related to each other and thus this sentence is a run-on(What’s a run on ---> 'them' in choice a is a big big BIG error that should jump out and scream at you.
namely, that sentence is a 'comma splice': a sentence in which two independent clauses (i.e., sentences that can stand on their own as complete sentences, not subordinated to any other main clause) are joined together by a comma. that phenomenon, which creates one type of 'run-on' sentence, is ALWAYS wrong.)

B - incorrect and awkward phrase "each of them that". Also in the second part of the sentence there is a personal pronoun "they" used that has no referent. We don't know who "they" is supposed to represent.

C - correct, this answer uses the expression "each of which" together with a singular verb form "has"

D - incorrect, the sentence includes the unconjugated verb form "having" where there should be a conjugated verb

E - incorrect, wrong use of the plural verb form "have" with the singular subject "each of which". Moreover, the progressive form "are poking" is unnecessarily used.
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I am not going to look at the question. Let me go to the choices directly. First thing is to remember that a pore means an opening and not a protrusion such as a bud.

(A) them has fingerlike projections poking through the opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore --- bud called the taste pore; not the logical meaning.

(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 ---same meaning muddle as in A.

(C) which has fingerlike projections poking through the opening, called the taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud ---- looks good enough; the singular 'each of which' tallies with its verb.

(D) which having fingerlike projections that poke through an opening, which is called a taste pore, located at the top of the taste bud -- This is a fragment ; the subordinate clause started with " each of which" has no verb

(E) which have fingerlike projections that are poking through an opening located at the top of the taste bud called the taste pore --- meaning muddle as in A and B; Only C is correct.

(However, do not try this method, if you are still at the basics)
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