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The Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are the most poisonous animals, both easily capable of killing humans and other large mammals.


A Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are the most poisonous animals, both easily capable of
B two most poisonous animals, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan, are both capable of easily
C most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan is easily capable of
D most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both easily capable of
E Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both most poisonous animals in the world, easily capable of
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The Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are the most poisonous animals, both easily capable of killing humans and other large mammals.


A Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are the most poisonous animals, both easily capable of
B two most poisonous animals, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan, are both capable of easily
C most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan is easily capable of
D most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both easily capable of
E Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both most poisonous animals in the world, easily capable of


The answer is D

Split 1
In the original sentence the clause after should be a subordinate clause as there in no semicolon before that clause.
Or we should have a semicolon and an Independent clause but that is not the case here .
The original sentence does not have main verb which makes it a fragment and it is not clear who does the killing

Split 2

Both are easily capable of is the correct usage so B is out

Split 3

The subject here is plural so C is out
We are left with D and E
E changes the meaning as the main act is the killing that the sentence wants to focus and highlight .
Use of both is incorrect used as such in E what is the other characteristic apart from being poisonous ?
D is the answer

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The Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are the most poisonous animals, both easily capable of killing humans and other large mammals.


A Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are the most poisonous animals, both easily capable of
B two most poisonous animals, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan, are both capable of easily
C most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan is easily capable of
D most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both easily capable of
E Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both most poisonous animals in the world, easily capable of


Please underline " of ".
" of " should come under underlined portion.
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Why is A wrong and D right? mikemcgarry

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I marked option D which is correct answer.
I was also confused between A and D
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why don't we put a comma in D after "....Taipan..."?

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why don't we put a comma in D after "....Taipan..."?


because , comma is not required in option D after Taipan
the correct sentence is
The most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan are both easily capable of killing humans and other large mammals.
new modified sentence as per you wish is given below which lacks subject after the comma, are has no subject => also it can illogically suggest the most poisonous animals on earth are both easily capable of killing humans and other large mammals.
The most poisonous animals on earth, the Poison Dart Frog and the Inland Taipan, are both easily capable of killing humans and other large mammals.

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Why is A wrong and D right? mikemcgarry

Dear Hussain110,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, this is a flawed question. Choice (C) makes a SVA error, and (E) is a little awkward. Choices (A) & (D) are perfectly correct, and (B) is acceptable as well. In (A), the part after the comma is a correctly constructed appositive phrase: of course it doesn't have a verb, because appositive phrases don't have verbs!

The official questions have one clearly right answer and four answers that can be eliminated for clear and compelling reasons. This is a sloppily written SC question, with some minor distinction between (A) & (D) that does not clearly eliminate one or the other. In trying to be tricky, the author has produced a poor quality question. As someone who writes questions professionally, I would give this question a grade of an F. Studying poor quality questions will not advance your understanding.

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J.S. Bach was more

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Why is A wrong and D right? mikemcgarry

Dear Hussain110,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, this is a flawed question. Choice (C) makes a SVA error, and (E) is a little awkward. Choices (A) & (D) are perfectly correct, and (B) is acceptable as well. In (A), the part after the comma is a correctly constructed appositive phrase: of course it doesn't have a verb, because appositive phrases don't have verbs!

The official questions have one clearly right answer and four answers that can be eliminated for clear and compelling reasons. This is a sloppily written SC question, with some minor distinction between (A) & (D) that does not clearly eliminate one or the other. In trying to be tricky, the author has produced a poor quality question. As someone who writes questions professionally, I would give this question a grade of an F. Studying poor quality questions will not advance your understanding.

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Does this make sense?
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can you kindly tell "both" is used for frog and taipan or it is used for humans and mammals??
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Thanks Mike, for your help!...I will look forward to questions posted by you henceforth.

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I received a mention on this thread.

I concur with Mike McGarry, above, that this problem has serious issues.

More generally, the material from this source — at least the sampling that I've seen, anyway — has consistently been of dubious quality and/or relevance to the official GMAT exam.
I'd recommend avoiding this source, in general.
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I received a mention on this thread.

I concur with Mike McGarry, above, that this problem has serious issues.

More generally, the material from this source — at least the sampling that I've seen, anyway — has consistently been of dubious quality and/or relevance to the official GMAT exam.
I'd recommend avoiding this source, in general.



Many thanks RON - I tagged you
Kindly advice - The word "BOTH" in above question is modifying frog and taipan or the killing Humans and Mammals , i mean to say like an idiom both A and B
Thanks once again for your reply
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I'm going to quote myself, hah.

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the material from this source — at least the sampling that I've seen, anyway — has consistently been of dubious quality and/or relevance to the official GMAT exam.
I'd recommend avoiding this source, in general.


^^ That. I meant that.

This problem bears very little resemblance to GMAC's problems, either semantically or functionally.
If you study this problem, the resulting lessons may mislead/misinform you, and/or degrade your focus on the things that actually decide OFFICIAL problems.
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RonPurewal wrote:
I'm going to quote myself, hah.

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the material from this source — at least the sampling that I've seen, anyway — has consistently been of dubious quality and/or relevance to the official GMAT exam.
I'd recommend avoiding this source, in general.


^^ That. I meant that.

This problem bears very little resemblance to GMAC's problems, either semantically or functionally.
If you study this problem, the resulting lessons may mislead/misinform you, and/or degrade your focus on the things that actually decide OFFICIAL problems.



Okay - Thanks RON
i understood from your previous message only to avoid unofficial sources.
will keep that in mind..
Thanks very much...
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I was actually talking about the specific source from which THIS problem was taken — NOT passing judgment on all third-party sources.

(SOME third-party materials do, in fact, resemble the official problems with reasonable fidelity and consistency.)
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I was actually talking about the specific source from which THIS problem was taken — NOT passing judgment on all third-party sources.

(SOME third-party materials do, in fact, resemble the official problems with reasonable fidelity and consistency.)



okay - understood 8-) :thumbup:
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