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The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional, and waste between cells.


A. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional

B. combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

C. combines to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

D. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients

E. together forms the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients
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why not D? responsible modifies circulatory system ... what is the need of an appositive??

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why not D? responsible modifies circulatory system ... what is the need of an appositive??

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why not D? responsible modifies circulatory system ... what is the need of an appositive??


Let's consider D:

The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients
 and waste between cells.


"responsible for the transport" is ambiguous.

1/ One might understand that the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system do two things: 1. they combine to form the circulatory system; and 2. they are responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients and waste btw cells.

2/ Another one might understand that "responsible for..." actually refers to the circulatory system.

--> Incorrect

In B, the ambiguous understanding is fixed.
"...combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients"
Clearly, "a system..." is noun modifier and can only refer to "circulatory system". The sentence is concise, clear and logic. --> Correct

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Udai wrote:
why not D? responsible modifies circulatory system ... what is the need of an appositive??


Let's consider D:

The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients
 and waste between cells.


"responsible for the transport" is ambiguous.

1/ One might understand that the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system do two things: 1. they combine to form the circulatory system; and 2. they are responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients and waste btw cells.

2/ Another one might understand that "responsible for..." actually refers to the circulatory system.

--> Incorrect

In B, the ambiguous understanding is fixed.
"...combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients"
Clearly, "a system..." is noun modifier and can only refer to "circulatory system". The sentence is concise, clear and logic. --> Correct

Hope it helps.


Also, A & D contain another error - "responsible for the transport of gaseous"

Gaseous is not a noun in itself but rather is a modifier. It needs to be followed by a noun.

So, as an example, "responsible for the transport of gaseous materials" would have eliminated this error from option D. But as Lucy correctly pointed out, this would still not have made option D correct.
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The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional, and waste between cells.


A. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional

B. combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

C. combines to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

D. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients

E. together forms the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients


The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of [ gases, nutrients
, and waste ] between cells.


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The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional, and waste between cells.


A. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional

B. combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

C. combines to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

D. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients

E. together forms the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

I do understand why B could be the correct answer, though, why E could not be the right answer is my question.
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aayushik1995 wrote:
The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional, and waste between cells.


A. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional

B. combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

C. combines to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

D. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients

E. together forms the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

I do understand why B could be the correct answer, though, why E could not be the right answer is my question.
Kindly help. Thanks


I chose E as well. But now I think E is wrong because it says 'together forms' which changes the meaning of the sentence slightly.
X and Y combine to form Z vs X and Y together form Z. Both have different meanings.

This is just what I think.

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pra1785 wrote:
aayushik1995 wrote:
The cardiovascular system, which regulates blood distribution, and the lymphatic system, which controls lymph distribution, combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional, and waste between cells.


A. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutritional

B. combine to form the circulatory system, a system responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

C. combines to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

D. combine to form the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gaseous, nutrients

E. together forms the circulatory system, responsible for the transport of gases, nutrients

I do understand why B could be the correct answer, though, why E could not be the right answer is my question.
Kindly help. Thanks


I chose E as well. But now I think E is wrong because it says 'together forms' which changes the meaning of the sentence slightly.
X and Y combine to form Z vs X and Y together form Z. Both have different meanings.

This is just what I think.


This is the good catch and there is Subject-verb agreement error as well. Forms is singular verb for plural subject (The cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system )

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