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# Unlike other arachnids, which have their nerve cells evenly

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Unlike other arachnids, which have their nerve cells evenly distributed along their bodies, the scorpion’s nerve cells are clustered in its head, like a mammal’s.
(A) bodies, the scorpion’s nerve cells are clustered in its head, like a mammal’s
(B) bodies, the scorpion’s head had a cluster of nerve cells, as a mammal does
(C) body, the scorpion has a cluster of nerve cells in its head, as a mammal does
(D) body, nerve cells are clustered in the scorpion’s head, like a mammal’s
(E) body, a cluster of nerve cells is in the scorpion’s head, like a mammal’s

Can any1 explain this?
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03 Nov 2009, 07:43
sagarsabnis wrote:
Unlike other arachnids, which have their nerve cells evenly distributed along their bodies, the scorpion’s nerve cells are clustered in its head, like a mammal’s.
(A) bodies, the scorpion’s nerve cells are clustered in its head, like a mammal’s
(B) bodies, the scorpion’s head had a cluster of nerve cells, as a mammal does
(C) body, the scorpion has a cluster of nerve cells in its head, as a mammal does
(D) body, nerve cells are clustered in the scorpion’s head, like a mammal’s
(E) body, a cluster of nerve cells is in the scorpion’s head, like a mammal’s

Can any1 explain this?

C has the most appropriate parallel structure (other arachinids and scorpions).
I am not sure about the 'as a mammal does' part though. Could someone please explain?
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03 Nov 2009, 08:16
Can anyone explain why 'body' is correct instead of 'bodies'?
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03 Nov 2009, 09:46
the plural used in the first fragment is nerve cells, which have to be on the body and not bodies. Hope this clarifies.

option C is the best fit.
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