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1000 SCs - Question 18

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1000 SCs - Question 18

Post Tue May 08, 2007 10:36 pm
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  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    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

    I marked the answer as C (Parallel Construction). However the correct answer is D - Any ideas why? I think D changes meaning of the sentence when it says ...'yet adopting...'

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    Post Wed May 09, 2007 7:24 am
    Hi,
    The sentence is trying to show a peculiar feature. So there is a contrast needed as shown in D.

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