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# The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation

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The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

A. what they now commonly call
B. a plant that they now commonly call
C. now commonly called
D. and is mow commonly called
E. which it is now commonly called

Above question is discussed here: native-desert-vegetation-13242.html

The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is

Above question is discussed here: the-32-species-that-make-up-the-dolphin-family-are-closely-9155.html
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21 Oct 2008, 12:13
spriya wrote:
The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

A. what they now commonly call
B. a plant that they now commonly call
C. now commonly called modifier is correctly used
D. and is mow commonly called
E. which it is now commonly called

The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is

Grow as big as 30 feet long?? Wrong grwo as long as 30 feet long is correct and grow as big as 1000pounds is correct. Cannot mix and match,

C uses being and E uses it does not have a clear referent whale or the dolphin family??
A remains.
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21 Oct 2008, 13:16
spriya wrote:
The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

A. what they now commonly call
B. a plant that they now commonly call
C. now commonly called
D. and is mow commonly called
E. which it is now commonly called

The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is

(C) for the first one.
(A) for the second- "as big as 30 feet long " is redundant (B and D are out). Need "which" here to modify the whale (C is out).
(A) shows parallel construction- which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous.
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22 Oct 2008, 07:55
In Q1 -

What is wrong with D? (besides the misspelling)

In Q2 -

What is "growing" modifying? Is it modifying the killer whale?

icandy wrote:
spriya wrote:
The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

A. what they now commonly call
B. a plant that they now commonly call
C. now commonly called modifier is correctly used
D. and is mow commonly called
E. which it is now commonly called

The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is

Grow as big as 30 feet long?? Wrong grwo as long as 30 feet long is correct and grow as big as 1000pounds is correct. Cannot mix and match,

C uses being and E uses it does not have a clear referent whale or the dolphin family??
A remains.
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22 Oct 2008, 10:57
Yes! I see it now. Thanks.

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22 Oct 2008, 14:42
Yes! I see it now. Thanks.

I think "growing" modifies "the killer whale" but GMAT prefers relative clauses than -ing clauses.
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23 Oct 2008, 01:18
In Q1. I feel all other options but A change the meaning of sentence. "what they commonly know" is different from "commonly known as".

Can someone throw light on it and why A is not correct?
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23 Oct 2008, 18:59
In Q2 -

What is "growing" modifying? Is it modifying the killer whale?

spriya wrote:

The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is

"growing ..... long" is a participial phrase and it modifies the subject of the independent clause. The subject of the main clause here is "32 species" which cannot grow long

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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24 Oct 2008, 01:32
ing form of a verb such as growing in the sentence after a comma modifies the entire sentence preceding it hence growing is ruled out in the choices given.
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24 Oct 2008, 12:40
The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

A. what they now commonly call [they referent issue]
B. a plant that they now commonly call [a plant – they referent issue]
C. now commonly called [hold on]
D. and is mow commonly called [incorrectly modifies “Anasazi “]
E. which it is now commonly called [which modifies plat instead vegetation]

C!

The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

A. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is [grow as long as preferred over grow to be – eliminate it]
B. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing as big as 30 feet long and [ growing modifies include instead whale – eliminate it]]
C. include the animal known as the killer whale, growing up to 30 feet long and being same as B – eliminate it]]
D. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow as big as 30 feet long and is [Hold it]
E. include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and it is [ same as A]

D!
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24 Oct 2008, 12:42
Thanks icandy

I got my mistake - in second question
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