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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world’s social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females--the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all
D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely
E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all

I chose E, but OG says and it consists violates the parallelism of the three descriptions.how come?i know that both cooperative and organized are parallel(these adjectives modify "society"), but dosen't "comma+and" introduce a new and independent clasue? what's wrong with that?besides, "it" refers clearly to "society". please correct me if im wrong.
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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world’s social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females--the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all
D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely
E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all

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I chose E, but OG says and it consists violates the parallelism of the three descriptions.how come?i know that both cooperative and organized are parallel(these adjectives modify "society"), but dosen't "comma+and" introduce a new and independent clasue? what's wrong with that?besides, "it" refers clearly to "society". please correct me if im wrong.

Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world’s social wasps,
living in a society that is
• highly cooperative,
• organized, and
• it consists of almost all females--
the queen and her sterile female workers.

don't u think it is redundant. since 3rd item of the list is not parallel in terms with 1st and 2nd items of the list. even if it is removed that is consists of phrase is still incorrect.

I hope this helps
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The part of the sentence that starts with “wasps living …’ in A and ‘wasps that live…’ in B are both called resumptive modifiers, a legal way of expressing modifiers. Per se, a modifier need not be a full clause with a verb. It can be a noun + a present participle that modifies the noun that it is touching as in A or a noun + a relative clause the touches the noun wasps as in B. Both choices do not pose any grammatical problems as such. The problem lies in the pronoun ‘where’ referring to a non-physical entity such as society.

A is, therefore, suspect. C and D, of course, suffer the relative pronoun touch rule problem. E has the singular pronoun ‘it’ referring to the plural yellow jackets.
B survives the pronoun reference ordeal.
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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all - Incorrect - Refer that "Yellow jackets which means"
D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely. Incorrect - Refer that "Yellow jackets which means"
E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all - It is ambiguous
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I am very much depress,I will suicide soon..

I am alone,studying from past 1 year..

I have no future in my company now as I neglect my work in office so that I can get the time
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I am very much depress,I will suicide soon..

I am alone,studying from past 1 year..

I have no future in my company now as I neglect my work in office so that I can get the time

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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all
D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely
E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all

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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

GMATNinja It sounds odd to say social wasps, wasps that live. Could you clarify the modifier in this problem?
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GMATNinja It sounds odd to say social wasps, wasps that live. Could you clarify the modifier in this problem?

Hi hazelnut , "wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of" is called an absolute phrase modifier. It is modifying the "social wasps".

Here "wasps" is a noun and "that live .... " is modifier that modifies the noun "wasps".
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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all
D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely
E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all

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GMATNinja It sounds odd to say social wasps, wasps that live. Could you clarify the modifier in this problem?

Hi hazelnut , "wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of" is called an absolute phrase modifier. It is modifying the "social wasps".

Here "wasps" is a noun and "that live .... " is modifier that modifies the noun "wasps".

Thanks abhimahna! As explained earlier in the thread by daagh, choice (B) uses a resumptive modifier--a modifier that repeats a key word and provides additional information or description (just like in this sentence!). Although this might sound awkward to the ear, it is an acceptable construction.

Rather than worry too much about this construction, make sure you understand why the other choices need to be eliminated!
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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of - "they" refers to what, is not clear + "they" if referring to "wasps" will mean that "wasps consist almost entirely.." is incorrect, it is the "society" that "consist almost entirelY.."
B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of - BEST CHOICE, corrects the relation b/2 society and "consists entirely of.."
C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all - "which" refers to "social wasps" making this option unclear + "almost all" describes what
D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely - "their" reference and "it" reference is unclear + "it is" violates parallilsm
E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all - "it" reference is not clear + "it is" violates parallelism
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Can somebody explain what's wrong with A?
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Can somebody explain what's wrong with A?

The use of pronoun ‘they’ is wrong here. They could refer back to wasps/yellow jackets but either way it doesn’t make sense because it’s the society that consists of “females...”.

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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
It's the society that consists of females, not "wasps" consist of females.

B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
cooperative and organized are parallel
consisting correctly modifies society

E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all

Not sure the exact error in (C) & (D) but I'm going to take a shot at them

C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all
society, almost all females. There are no modifiers describing society. "almost all female" doesn't make sense.

D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely

their society: wasps' society or Yellow jackets' society ?
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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world's social wasps, wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile female workers.

A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of
It's the society that consists of females, not "wasps" consist of females.

B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of
cooperative and organized are parallel
consisting correctly modifies society

E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all

Not sure the exact error in (C) & (D) but I'm going to take a shot at them

C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all
society, almost all females. There are no modifiers describing society. "almost all female" doesn't make sense.

D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely

their society: wasps' society or Yellow jackets' society ?

Hello lary301254M7,

I am not sure if your doubt still persists. Here is the explanation nonetheless.

In the original sentence, the second instance of wasps has been used to refer to Yellow jackets.

Hence, in Choice E, the pronoun their can refer to wasps or Yellow jackets because wasps = Yellow jackets per the original sentence.

Hope this helps.
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16 Jun 2018, 05:03
A- Where should refer to a physical place.
B- hold --> Correct
C,D- wrong usage of which, It is incorrectly referring to wasps
E - "It" --> ambiguous, apart from that "it" breaks parallelism.
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A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of---- wrong because, the reference to ---they-- is ambiguous; it could be wasps, or the 900 or so species or yellow jackets; drop it. In addition, a society is gathering and not a physical place; hence society and where cannot go together.

B. wasps that live in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of --- a good choice using the resumptive modifier wasps that repeats an already stated noun and defines it with further info.

C. which means they live in a highly cooperative and organized society, almost all---- wrong use of ‘which’

D. which means that their society is highly cooperative, organized, and it is almost entirely---- same as in D

E. living in a society that is highly cooperative, organized, and it consists of almost all --- there should be fanboy ‘and’ after cooperative, because the IC --- and it consists of ----is not part of the first list.

Thanks for the explanation but can you tell me why it is the wrong usage of the word ''which''
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In addition, a society is gathering and not a physical place; hence society and where cannot go together.

On the GMAT, where can serve to refer to a society.
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Many population studies have shown that in societies where little salt is consumed, blood pressure typically does not rise with age.
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the correct relative pronoun here could be 'In-which' ??

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A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of---- wrong because, the reference to ---they-- is ambiguous; it could be wasps, or the 900 or so species or yellow jackets; drop it. In addition, a society is gathering and not a physical place; [color=#ff0000]hence society and where cannot go together.[/color] [/color]

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the correct relative pronoun here could be 'In-which' ?]

Sure -- in which can serve to refer to a society.
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