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# Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physic

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Just one single clue is enough to solve this in a rapid fire round. Any correct choice should maintain the prepositional //ism, i.e., --- more closely related to …… than to --,

Only E does that.
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+1 for E

because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to any member of the bear family.
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Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

A) due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
B) due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
C) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
D) because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
E) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to

Parallelism: "DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to X than to Y"
==> only E is correct.
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Re: Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physic [#permalink]
A,B and C are incorrect - use of "due to"
D incorrect - "than" not followed by "to"

IMO E - correct use of "than to"
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Re: Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physic [#permalink]
Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than any member of the bear family.

A) due to its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
B) due to the fact that it physically resembles one, DNA testing showed that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
C) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than
D) because of its resemblance to one physically, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than is
E) because of its physical resemblance to one, DNA testing has shown that it is more closely related to the common raccoon than to

Usage of "due to" in A and B is incorrect.

We need a sentence which can say - more closely related ===> than to

Only E gives us that option.

Hence, Answer is E
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Re: Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physic [#permalink]
I have a doubt that option e has it and it can't refer to sub noun

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Re: Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physic [#permalink]
I have a doubt that option e has it and it can't refer to sub noun

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I have a doubt that option e has it and it can't refer to sub noun
What do you mean by the term "sub noun"?
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Re: Though laypeople often refer to the panda as a bear, due to its physic [#permalink]
It is used to refer to object not person

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