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New post 08 Jan 2018, 04:40
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Though being tiny, blind, and translucent, a recently discovered species of catfish lessens their vulnerability with thickened bones and armor plates on their sides.

A. Though being tiny, blind, and translucent, a recently discovered species of catfish lessens their vulnerability with thickened bones and armor plates on their sides.
B. Though tiny, blind, and translucent, a recently discovered species of catfish has thickened bones and armor plates on its sides that lessen its vulnerability.
C. A recently discovered species of catfish has thickened bones and armor plates on its sides that lessen their vulnerability, though tiny, blind, and translucent.
D. Thickened bones and armor plates on their sides lessen the vulnerability of a recently discovered species of catfish that is tiny, blind, and translucent.
E. Tiny, blind, and translucent, thickened bones and armor plates on its sides lessen the vulnerability of a recently discovered species of catfish.


look at choice C
"though tiny blind, and stranlucent" should better be placed near the subject "species" even this phrase's position in choice C can be grammatical
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New post 15 Feb 2018, 23:14
hi egmat

THOUGH/ALTHOUGH/EVEN THOUGH+CLAUSE:CORRECT
DESPITE/IN SPITE OF+NOUN:CORRECT
here neither options has though+clause structure.
can you please shed some light on this issue
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New post 17 Feb 2018, 00:37
Why are we using HAS?
A recently discovered species= Plural
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New post 15 Apr 2018, 20:13
A Though being tiny, blind, and translucent, a recently discovered species of catfish lessens their vulnerability with thickened bones and armor plates on their sides.

B Though tiny, blind, and translucent, a recently discovered species of catfish has thickened bones and armor plates on its sides that lessen its vulnerability.

C A recently discovered species of catfish has thickened bones and armor plates on its sides that lessen their vulnerability, though tiny, blind, and translucent.

D Thickened bones and armor plates on their sides lessen the vulnerability of a recently discovered species of catfish that is tiny, blind, and translucent.

E Tiny, blind, and translucent, thickened bones and armor plates on its sides lessen the vulnerability of a recently discovered species of catfish.

It is easy to make splits per the usage of pronouns, leading to the choice between B and E.

I was wrong in B as I thought lessen modifies the sides, creating a wrong logic since sides can not lessen its vulnerability... I did not further investigate and eliminate this choice right away.

When I was examing choice E, I think it has a subject that is too long, making the beginning part too heavy, but it is still better than B...
I chose E. I did not think further its meaning---it illogically interchanges the modifier and the subject...

Key takeaways for any questions exam the usage of modifier
1. Remember the rule of "Noun Modifiers can Modify slightly far away noun" from E-GMAT.
2. Always double check the closer noun and slightly far-away noun, and compare meanings (the step i missed when I solved the question)
3. Always double check the meaning. Not only the question(Choice A) itself but also all choices after the split.
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