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# Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely

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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely [#permalink]

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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines do not move and so housecats cannot roar.

A. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

B. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

C. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

D. who have hyoid bones that vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

E. which have loosely vibrating hyoid bones that create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

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08 Feb 2006, 06:29
(A) and (C) are out for wrong comparison.
(B) wrong for substituting "their" with cats'
(D) wrong for using "who" for animals

(E) correct for me
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08 Feb 2006, 06:46
B) is best for me
A) has wrong modifier,
D) uses who which is used for people not for animals
E) lacks paralellism
C) has also wrong modifier

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08 Feb 2006, 07:42
Omit the center statement and only (B) grammatically stays parallel with the correct modifier.

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08 Feb 2006, 11:40
B for me. I think you have to replace â€œtheirâ€

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08 Feb 2006, 12:25
B for me too, for correct comparision and replacing their with cats'

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08 Feb 2006, 12:30
Nothing wrong with B, and it does not have a confusing 'their'. I'll go with that.

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08 Feb 2006, 14:05
whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, is an appositive.

Unlike Lions and tigers, domestic felines ... is right sentence to use.Hence only B and D are in the fray.

Thier in D does not clearly refer to cats or the hyoid bones.
hence it is B.
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08 Feb 2006, 23:50
In A,C,D - they all have either pronoun (their) errors and/or wrong comparioson ( comparing lions and tigers with bones)

In E, the use of "which" is wrong. B is right, and corrects these errors, is also right when it replaces lions/tigers with "cats" to correct the pronooun error.

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09 Feb 2006, 09:01
OA is B.

For correct parallelism (unlike lion and tigers.......... Domestic felines), and correct use of pronoun... (whose)

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Unlike lions and tigers, whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines do not move and so housecats cannot roar.

A. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

B. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

C. whose hyoid bones vibrate loosely to create the cats' trademark roars, the hyoid bones of domestic felines

D. who have hyoid bones that vibrate loosely to create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

E. which have loosely vibrating hyoid bones that create their trademark roars, domestic felines have hyoid bones that

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09 Feb 2006, 11:57
I thought "B" was correct but then it seemed "D" is correct.

D is bit more verbose apart from usage of "who". But we can have same argument for "whose" which is personal form of who (used in B)

Moreover, "B" has extra information saying cat's roar and not "their roar".
I think this is the catch (not sure though). How can one assume when we talk about lion's and tiger's roar its actually cat's roar.

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09 Feb 2006, 11:57
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