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# With explanation plz 18. A peculiar feature of the

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18. A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhere to one another, beating in unison and adopting specialized orientations exclusive of one another.
(A) beating in unison and adopting
(B) they beat in unison while adopting
(C) beat in unison, and adopt
(D) beating in unison yet adopting
(E) even though they beat in unison and adopt
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14 Oct 2004, 10:01
A for me. 'Cells adhere to each other...' How? 'beating in unison and adopting specialized orientation'
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14 Oct 2004, 10:09
D

what is peculiar? they are attached to each other, beating in unison yet adopting

the yet adopting is what is peculair.

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14 Oct 2004, 10:21
I was confused between A and D . 'A Peculiar feature' makes it one feature and was a key part of the sentence. I ruled out C because of that -though it may look parallel in the face of it. i was wondering if 'yet' was needed or not. I think 'yet' makes sense. Gosh, this is getting tough!!
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14 Oct 2004, 10:44
venk, can you plz explain why u have eliminated C. fjohn why the whole featuredescribed in the sentence is not a peculiar feature?
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14 Oct 2004, 10:54
when I read the sentence I found not issues with A, but when I read D and saw yet, which, I guess is needed for a peculiar feature. D is my answer. I think it is needed to shouw the contrast that they beat in unison and yet adopt is own orientation.
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14 Oct 2004, 14:38
I do not really understand the purpose of the "yet" here : is it the same meaning as "in addition" ?
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14 Oct 2004, 18:35
I eliminated C because of the key word 'A peculiar feature' in the sentence. C does not seem to explain anything peculiar and gives a rundown of number of things -'adhere to one other', 'beat in unison' and 'adopt whatever'.

A or D seem to explain that the feature is - the cells adhering to each other and how they adhere uniquely.
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14 Oct 2004, 20:11
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