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The sloth, which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel through the trees upside down.

A) which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

B) a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

C) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

D) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, live in tropical forests where they travel

E) a South American mammal in relation to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels
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10 Aug 2013, 22:10
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Singhmanjit wrote:
The sloth, which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel through the trees upside down.

A) which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

B) a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

C) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

D) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, live in tropical forests where they travel

E) a South American mammal in relation to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

The sloth, which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel through the trees upside down.
striked out part is a modifier modifying sloth .now when you read without modifier ==>THE SLOTH = singular subject ...LIVE = PLURAL VERB.
so this sub-verb agreement error is present.

basis this error we can eliminate A/B/D..so left with C/E.

C) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels
CORRECT

E) a South American mammal in relation to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels
in relation to==>this is unidiomatic in this case.hence C
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19 Mar 2017, 11:46
The Sloth is a singular noun & sentence cites of fact about the sloth. So singular verb should be of simple present tense. Option C

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22 Mar 2017, 18:04
The Sloth is singular and should be referd with appropriate subject verb agreement. lives is the correct verb form.
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09 Sep 2017, 22:47
Singhmanjit wrote:
The sloth, which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel through the trees upside down.

A) which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

B) a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

C) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

D) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, live in tropical forests where they travel

E) a South American mammal in relation to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

Option C

The sentence has Subject Verb ("sloth" (singular subject) is with plural verb "live" ). and Pronoun ("They" - plural pronoun points to "sloth" - singular noun) error.

Also, once we confirm plural pronoun "they" to singular "it" , the related plural verb "travel" should also be converted to singular "travels"
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25 Oct 2018, 04:14
Singhmanjit wrote:
The sloth, which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel through the trees upside down.

A) which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

B) a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

C) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

D) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, live in tropical forests where they travel

E) a South American mammal in relation to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C

Every pronoun must CLEARLY and LOGICALLY refer to ONE specific noun, and agree with that noun. You’re talking about the sloth here. That’s singular. To be GMAT-correct, you have to comparethe sloth to the armadillo and the anteater. That knocks out (A) and (B). (D) uses “they.”“They”can’t stand for “sloth.”It can only stand for the plural noun “forests,” which makes no sense. If you were working quickly, you might think it’s OK to substitute “they” for “the sloth.” But GMAT English is picky. If the noun “sloth” is singular, its pronoun must be singular too. (E) is wrong because the phrase “in relation to” is unid- iomatic. Yousay “X is related to Y,” not “X is inrela- tion to Y.”
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26 Oct 2018, 06:14
Correct verb with Noun
sloth ... lives... its
So C is correct

which is wordy in A
relation IN E
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26 Oct 2018, 08:57
Singhmanjit wrote:
The sloth, which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel through the trees upside down.

A) which is a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

B) a South American mammal related to armadillos and anteaters, live in tropical forests where they travel

C) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

D) a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, live in tropical forests where they travel

E) a South American mammal in relation to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels

The sloth, a South American mammal related to the armadillo and the anteater, lives in tropical forests where it travels through the trees upside down.

Answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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