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# Without the capacity to grow a new shell after outgrowing..

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07 Jul 2017, 09:51
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Without the capacity to grow a new shell after outgrowing its original, hermit crabs make a new home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including hollowed out stones and pieces of wood.

A. hermit crabs make a new home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including
B. the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including that of
C. the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including
D. hermit crabs make a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and out of seafloor debris, including those of
E. the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and out of seafloor debris, including

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07 Jul 2017, 10:49
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Without the capacity to grow a new shell after outgrowing its original, hermit crabs make a new home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including hollowed out stones and pieces of wood.

A. hermit crabs make a new home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including
B. the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including that of
C. the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and of seafloor debris, including
D. hermit crabs make a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and out of seafloor debris, including those of
E. the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and out of seafloor debris, including

Hi..
Few issues..
1) Modifier... Hermit crab should be following Modifier -- ALL follow that..
2) SINGULAR... In the Modifier, IT'S points to singular crab...
Eliminate A n C..
3) Parallelism-- seafloor debris don't have shells, so requires OUT of ahead of it
Only E left..
4) including-- for PARALLEL constr, including should not be followed by those of or that of..

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07 Jul 2017, 10:57
For me E,

The entry point is Comma 1.Subject rule
Outgrowing (its) Original is talking of Hermit Crab and not of crabs.
2.Including is modifier , modifying Derbis
3. Parallelism check

E is correct

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07 Jul 2017, 23:46
The most easy way to do this is start with SVA- we can elimiate A and D.
Now among B, C and E, option B ends with that of . What is "that" referring to? And even if you try to find any referent, it would not make any sense at all with the phrase "including that of...". So B is out.
Between C and E the issue lies in usage of "of seafloor debris" and "out of seafloor debris". We can try meaning analysis-
"the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and [shells] of seafloor debris, including..." if we say the crab makes home out of shells of A and [shells] of B, including X and Y. Lacks clarity - shells of B, including X and Y? what are X and Y? Are they some kind of shells or they are used to make shells?

"the hermit crab makes a home out of the shells of other crustaceans and [home] out of seafloor debris, including.."
This one says crab makes a home out of the shells of A and [home] out of B, including X and Y...so crab uses X and Y to make home out of B. This is more clear than C.

Hence E is winner.

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