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# The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all curre

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The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.

A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is

For a discussion of indefinite pronouns & modifiers (such as "most"), as well as the explanation to this question, see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-sente ... agreement/

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29 Oct 2013, 10:26

Not only for.....but also FOR

So C D E

Code is singular, so C E

E the difference between. The difference pf humans make no sense

E is the best
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29 Oct 2013, 10:50
mikemcgarry wrote:
The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.
A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is

For a discussion of indefinite pronouns & modifiers (such as "most"), as well as the explanation to this question, see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-sente ... agreement/

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A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is

The sentence format: not only for X but also for Y .So (A) and (B)- eliminated.
Down to (c),(d),(e)
Either it should be differences between A and B or A is different from B... so (E) is the only answer choice that fits. Also (D) can be eliminated as "are" is written though the subject is plural.
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03 Nov 2013, 04:54
mikemcgarry wrote:
The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.
A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is

For a discussion of indefinite pronouns & modifiers (such as "most"), as well as the explanation to this question, see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-sente ... agreement/

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Hello Sir,
It's a nice question and I could do it.But in the option D use of "Yet Most are/is"..Here Is the most is referring to The genetic code ???

Can any one please explain me how verb subject/noun matters when some verbs used after All/Some/None.. (sanam) words?
Please some examples would be grt.
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04 Nov 2013, 15:41
sanjeebpanda wrote:
Hello Sir,
It's a nice question and I could do it.But in the option D use of "Yet Most are/is"..Here Is the most is referring to The genetic code ???

Can any one please explain me how verb subject/noun matters when some verbs used after All/Some/None.. (sanam) words?
Please some examples would be grt.
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Dear sanjeebpanda,
In that sentence, the "most" referred to "most of the genetic code of hominids", an uncountable noun, which is singular. Whenever a SANAM word appears alone in the second half of the sentence, it is always referring to something in the first half of the sentence, and you often have to use logic to figure out the exact nature of the comparison. You can see more examples in the link I posted in the question at the top.
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07 Dec 2016, 01:26
Hi experts,
I would like to ask about the usage of "and yet" here
Is it for the emphasis or just "yet" is suffice?

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09 Dec 2016, 06:03
nuttyxtreme wrote:
Hi experts,
I would like to ask about the usage of "and yet" here
Is it for the emphasis or just "yet" is suffice?

thx

Dear nuttyxtreme,

This is Mike McGarry, author of this question. I'm happy to respond.

Here, principle conjunction is "and" and the word "yet" is an adverb that adds emphasis. And, yes, "yes" could be used as a conjunction on its own.

Does this make sense?

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10 Dec 2016, 03:17
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The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.
A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is

For a discussion of indefinite pronouns & modifiers (such as "most"), as well as the explanation to this question, see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-sente ... agreement/

Mike

Dear Mike,

It seems there is a mistake in the question posted above when you copied or rewrote it. In original post in the link Choice E is:

E. for the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is

"Split #2: the idiom with “difference.” The correct idioms are “difference between P and Q“ or “difference of P from Q”. The structures “difference between P as opposed to Q” and “difference of P with Q” are abominably incorrect. Choice (A) & (B) & (E) are incorrect."

So, you concluded that choice C is the correct answer. However, when you replace 'and' with 'with', it turns that both choices E and C are Correct

I hope it helps.
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12 Dec 2016, 16:39
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Mo2men wrote:
mikemcgarry wrote:
The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.
A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences between modern humans and earlier hominids, and yet most is

For a discussion of indefinite pronouns & modifiers (such as "most"), as well as the explanation to this question, see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-sente ... agreement/

Mike

Dear Mike,

It seems there is a mistake in the question posted above when you copied or rewrote it. In original post in the link Choice E is:

E. for the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is

"Split #2: the idiom with “difference.” The correct idioms are “difference between P and Q“ or “difference of P from Q”. The structures “difference between P as opposed to Q” and “difference of P with Q” are abominably incorrect. Choice (A) & (B) & (E) are incorrect."

So, you concluded that choice C is the correct answer. However, when you replace 'and' with 'with', it turns that both choices E and C are Correct

I hope it helps.

Dear Mo2men,
Thank you. Yes, we updated that question long ago on the Magoosh blog, but it never got updated here. I replaced the question at the top of this thread with the improved question and updated OA. That's a stronger and cleaner question.

Thanks again.
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11 Jan 2018, 21:16
Here is OE found from Magoosh website.

3) Split #1: the once outside or twice inside construction. It would be correct to say “for not only P but also Q”, or to say “not only for P but also for Q.” The “for” comes after “not only” in the non-underlined part of the sentence, so this means we must choose the “twice inside” structure. Another “for” must follow the words “but also”. Choice (A) & (B) are incorrect.

Split #2: the idiom with “difference.” The correct idioms are “difference between P and Q“ or “difference of P from Q”. The structures “difference between P as opposed to Q” and “difference of P with Q” are abominably incorrect. Choice (A) & (B) & (E) are incorrect.

Split #3: SV Agreement. The subject of the second clause is the word “most” — most what? Most of “the genetic code of hominids“, which is singular. We need the singular verb “is“. Choice (A) & (D) are incorrect.

For all these reasons, (C) is the only possible answer.
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24 Jan 2019, 18:11
A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is

A,B - Unparallel not only for... but also for..
E - Unidiomatic construction differences with
D - Subject - Verb agreement Genetic code -- are.

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24 Jan 2019, 18:33
mikemcgarry wrote:
The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.

A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is

Intent of the sentence, is to say how different is the genetec code of a species from other species’s genetic code.

Correct Idiom -> Not Only x But also y
With that in mind

Eliminate A and B

Out of C, D and E
Genetic code of humanoids will be singular that is why we will use singular “is”, Differenf from should be used as stated by me in pre think.

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24 Jan 2019, 18:55
Not only for...but also for...

Code is singular, so the verb that came after should be ''is''.

The GMAT prefers ''from'' instead of ''with''.

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08 Aug 2019, 19:17
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mikemcgarry wrote:
The genetic code of hominids accounts not only for all current human diversity but also the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are identical to the genetic code of chimpanzees.

A. the differences between modern humans as opposed to earlier hominids, and yet most are
B. the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is
C. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most is
D. for the differences of modern humans from earlier hominids, and yet most are
E. for the differences of modern humans with earlier hominids, and yet most is

For a discussion of indefinite pronouns & modifiers (such as "most"), as well as the explanation to this question, see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-sente ... agreement/

Mike

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Hi Mike, I know this is an old question but I will still go ahead and ask my doubt.
Can you please help me understand how to choose between differences of A from B and differences of A with B?
I was down to C and E but ended up selecting E.
Thank you!
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