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New post 23 Oct 2019, 03:28
Unlike in the sentence indicate that this is comparison error. With split, you can remove A and B instantly sine the nest is comparing with raider ants.

Comparison should be logical. Hence, C is correct. Errors are marked in bold.

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Unlike the nests of leaf cutters and most other ants, situated underground or in pieces of wood, raider ants make a portable nest by entwining their long legs to form "curtains" of ants that hang from logs or boulders, providing protection for the queen and the colony larvae and pupae.


(A) the nests of leaf cutters and most other ants,

(B) the nests of leaf cutters and most other ants, which are

(C) leaf cutters and most other ants, whose nests are - Correct

(D) leaf cutters and most other ants in having nests

(E) those of leaf cutters and most other ants with nests
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New post 03 Nov 2019, 02:51
daagh wrote:
(A) the nests of leaf cutters and most other ants
(B) the nests of leaf cutters and most other ants, which are
(C) leaf cutters and most other ants, whose nests are
(D) leaf cutters and most other ants in having nests
(E) those of leaf cutters and most other ants with nests

The comparison should be between the raider ants and leafcutters and most other ants. Only C and D survive. ‘In having nests’ in D is doesn’t make a parallel comparison with raider ants make a portable nest; C correctly points to the nests by using the possessive pronoun ‘whose’



Quick clarification: with answer choice C, the sentence looks like this:

Unlike leaf cutters and most other ants, whose nests are , situated underground or in pieces of wood, raider ants make ...

Is comma after "whose nests are" correct? I did not choose C b/c I thought this comma was misplaced thus C was wrong. Can someone explain this to me? Thank you :)
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Quick clarification: with answer choice C, the sentence looks like this:

Unlike leaf cutters and most other ants, whose nests are , situated underground or in pieces of wood, raider ants make ...

Is comma after "whose nests are" correct? I did not choose C b/c I thought this comma was misplaced thus C was wrong. Can someone explain this to me? Thank you :)

Comma is part of the underlined portion of the original sentence and so, with option C, the comma goes away.
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Hello GMATNinja/EGMAT,

Can you please explain why usage of in having is incorrect here.
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Can you please explain how in option D in having modifies raider ants and why it's not modifying other ants.I thought that it's giving additional info for other ants.

How to look upon this whether at which entity in having is modifying.

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Official Explanation (Why option D is incorrect)

Logical predication

As worded, this sentence draws a contrast between raider ants and the nests of leaf cutters and most other ants. The appropriate contrast would be with leaf cutters and most other ants themselves, not their nests.

This sentence correctly compares leaf cutters and other ants with raider ants, but the prepositional phrase in having nests suggests that it is raider ants, not leaf cutters and most other ants, that have nests situated underground or in pieces of wood; however, the rest of the sentence indicates that in fact raider ants' nests are not situated in such locations.

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1. " in having nests" How can this prepositional phrase modify Raider ants ?

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Option C>>Unlike leaf cutters and most other ants, whose nests are situated underground or in pieces of wood, raider ants make a portable nest by entwining their long legs to form “curtains” of ants that hang from logs or boulders, providing protection for the queen and the colony larvae and pupae.

Here "Or" is a parallel marker

Which entity is parallel to Prepositional phrase(in pieces of wood) ?



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