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# Unlike the brain of a chickadee that lives in ...

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Unlike the brain of a chickadee that lives in the wild, where it avoids predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus.

(A) wild, where it must avoid predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus

(B) wild, avoids predators, and forages for its food, that of a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus

(C) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, far fewer neurons are produced in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee

(D) wild, and avoids predators foraging for its food, the production of new neurons is far less in the hippocampus of a caged chickadee

(E) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, the production of new neurons will be far less in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee

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Originally posted by avohden on 15 Oct 2013, 09:06.
Last edited by Mahmud6 on 13 Feb 2018, 03:26, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Oct 2013, 09:14
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only in option B, Brain of chaikadee that lives in the wild is compared to that of a caged chikadee
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23 Oct 2013, 07:27
Official Explanation

This sentence is fairly complicated, but if you recognize that it is built around a comparison, the question doesn't have to be very difficult. To simplify: "Unlike the brain of a chickadee that lives in the wild..., a caged chickadee...." What follows the comma must be comparable to "the brain" of one type of chickadee; it must be the brain of another sort of chickadee. We can't compare brains to chickadees. Check all the choices for what follows the comma. (A) is wrong because it compares "the brain" to "a caged chickadee." (C) is wrong, comparing "the brain" to "far fewer neurons." (D) and (E) make a similar mistake, comparing "the brain" to "the production of new neurons." The only properly drawn comparison is found in choice (B).

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25 Oct 2013, 03:51
If the brain is the subject then:

Unlike the brain of the chickadee that lives in the wild... means that the brain lives in the wild.
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10 Jan 2017, 22:13
[quote="avohden"]Unlike the brain of a chickadee that lives in the wild, where it avoids predators and
forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many
new neurons in the hippocampus.

(A) wild, where it must avoid predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee
does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus

(B) wild, avoids predators, and forages for its food, that of a caged chickadee does
not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus

(C) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, far fewer neurons are produced
in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee

(D) wild, and avoids predators foraging for its food, the production of new neurons
is far less in the hippocampus of a caged chickadee

(E) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, the production of new neurons
will be far less in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee

An easy one
comparison issue
we need to compare brain with brain
only option B compares brain with brain
So B is indeed correct

Option A compares brain to chickadee
Option C compares brain to neurons
Option D compares brain to production
Option E compares brain to production
we can compare ony brain to brain.

So B is indeed correct
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10 Apr 2018, 11:31
Comparison word like "unlike" - issues of parallelism - comparisons

(A) is wrong because it compares "the brain" to "a caged chickadee." (C) is wrong, comparing "the brain" to "far fewer neurons." (D) and (E) make a similar mistake, comparing "the brain" to "the production of new neurons." The only properly drawn comparison is found in choice (B).
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10 Apr 2018, 11:53
"Unlike" > comparison.

Only option B compares "brain of a chickadee" to "brain of a caged chickadee".
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11 Apr 2018, 10:20
Unlike the brain of a chickadee that lives in the wild, where it avoids predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus.

Only B parallels with the sentence above.
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12 Apr 2018, 22:16
avohden wrote:
Unlike the brain of a chickadee that lives in the wild, where it avoids predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus.

(A) wild, where it must avoid predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus (Comparing brain with chickadee)

(B) wild, avoids predators, and forages for its food, that of a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus (brain vs brain comparison)

(C) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, far fewer neurons are produced in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee (brain vs neurons)

(D) wild, and avoids predators foraging for its food, the production of new neurons is far less in the hippocampus of a caged chickadee (brain vs the production)

(E) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, the production of new neurons will be far less in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee (brain vs the production)
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16 Apr 2018, 11:43
Quick Hack to solve this :

(A) wild, where it must avoid predators and forage for its food, a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus (Wrong)
( parallielism - hunts, must avoid, forage; wrong answer)

(B) wild, avoids predators, and forages for its food, that of a caged chickadee does not appear to produce nearly as many new neurons in the hippocampus
( parallielism - hunts, avoids, forages; correct answer)

(C) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, far fewer neurons are produced in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee
( parallielism - hunts, avoiding, foraging; wrong answer)

(D) wild, and avoids predators foraging for its food, the production of new neurons is far less in the hippocampus of a caged chickadee
( parallielism - hunts, avoids, foraging; wrong answer)

(E) wild, avoiding predators and foraging for its food, the production of new neurons will be far less in the hippocampus of that of a caged chickadee
( parallielism - hunts, avoiding, foraging; wrong answer)
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