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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 scorpions 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 some one explain rule/method to choose between bodies and body in this question ?
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21 Dec 2009, 09:29
C...... because of modifier, only C remains...
however i think bodies would have been better than body.... reason their body would mean all have one body
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21 Dec 2009, 09:52
chetan2u wrote:
C...... because of modifier, only C remains...
however i think bodies would have been better than body.... reason their body would mean all have one body

chetan2u, thanks. Yes I think so too. it shld be bodies not body... answer is given as C.
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21 Dec 2009, 23:23
Is there a typo with answer C
Scorpian's or Scorpians have

btw; check out arachnids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnid
how symmetrical?
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22 Dec 2009, 00:54
IMO C - it is the best option

each arachnid does not have multiple bodies. Hence, body.
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22 Dec 2009, 04:35
ugimba 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 scorpions 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 some one explain rule/method to choose between bodies and body in this question ?

I could reach C by elimination. I eliminated --
A- because : "Unlike other arachnids,..." => "bodies, the scorpions's nerve cells..." is wrong parallelism shown in the choice of subject.
B- similar bad choice as in A
C-hold it, sounds good
D-discard as we did A
E-similar bad choice again as in A

so C is the winner

but I am put off by "as" in C vs. "like" in A. I am confused whether usage of 'like' in A and usage of 'as' in C are both correct or not. Is there some clarity on this?

choice A- ...the scorpion's nerve cells are clustered in its head, like a mammal's.
choice C- ...the scorpions has a cluster of nerve cells in its head, as a mammal does.
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22 Dec 2009, 12:43
C respects parallelism so C for me
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24 Dec 2009, 07:40
C body, the scorpions has a cluster of nerve cells in its head, as a mammal does

I hope this is a typo and it should be SCORPION - singular, otherways C is wrong
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