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SC - 1000 - #773

Post Sat May 26, 2007 7:46 am
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    The last "wild" Indian in North America, according to anthropologist Alfred Kroeber, was the lone survivor of California's lost Yahi tribe, which staggered out of the mountains near Lassen Peak in 1912, deep in mourning for the last of his companions, expecting to be butchered and eaten by white ranchers.
    (A) which
    (B) who
    (C) that
    (D) the survivor having
    (E) having

    Does "who" refer to animals also.?? OA is B .. Any explanations

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    800GMAT Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Tue May 29, 2007 12:38 am
    "who" here refers to the lone survivor. I did not find any animals in this sentence Wink Very Happy

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    Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:32 pm WHO and HIS has the link.

    Gabbar@750+ Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:00 pm
    OA is B because WHO is a relative clause that refers to immediate noun in preceding clause. Now the Noun is Survivor i.e which is nothing but Wild i.e an animal.

    Remember that Noun can be placed directly ot noun + preposition form. Be cautious of this.

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    Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:57 am
    Look at the sentence structure. "Who" would refer to the lone survivor. Lone survivor is referring back to the Indian in North America so it is safe to conclude that you would use "Who" as the pronoun for the lone survivor.

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