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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## In her 26 years in the forests of Gombe ##### This topic has 8 member replies ## In her 26 years in the forests of Gombe In her 26 years in the forests of Gombe, Jane Goodall collected data that proved that chimpanzees exhibit the kind of curiosity so that new patterns of behavior and expression can be passed on from each one to others by imitating and practicing. (A) exhibit the kind of curiosity so that new patterns of behavior and expression can be passed on from each one to others by imitating and practicing (B) will exhibit the kind of curiosity so that new patterns of behavior and expression can be passed on from one to another by imitating and practicing (C) will exhibit the kind of curiosity so that new patterns of behavior and expression can be passed on from each one to another by imitation and practice (D) exhibit the kind of curiosity by which new patterns of behavior and expression can be passed on from each one to others by imitating and practicing (E) exhibit the kind of curiosity where new patterns of behavior and expression are passed on to others by imitation and practice Ans : D Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 16 May 2010 Posted: 392 messages Followed by: 10 members Upvotes: 116 GMAT Score: 770 A. "so that" is awkward. B. Future tense is inappropriate. The finding is a general statement of fact, like "Lions have manes" so we need the present tense. C. Ditto. D. Correct. The curiosity leads to the passing on of patterns. "by which" correctly conveys this. E. Though "imitation and practice" is preferable to "imitating and practice" ... what breaks this question is "where". We cannot use "where" to indicate causation or this kind of comparison. Pick D. _________________ ~Abhay Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. -- Andre Gide Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 22 Jun 2010 Posted: 46 messages Upvotes: 2 I thought it is either A or D. Can anyone explain the difference between "so that" and "where by"? Legendary Member Joined 13 Apr 2010 Posted: 995 messages Followed by: 1 members Upvotes: 31 IMO A or D A is looking better to me. 'So that' is used when there is some purpose. So if chimpanzees are doing it intentionally, then 'so that' looks fine to me. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 29 Jan 2010 Posted: 64 messages Upvotes: 1 You don't exhibit a behavior so that something can happen Your behavior exhibit something for so that - You do something so that something can happen. So exhibit is the keyword i guess here In GMAT sentence should make sense as well. Please correct me if I am wrong Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 20 Feb 2010 Posted: 84 messages Upvotes: 1 Test Date: Sep 2010 Target GMAT Score: 650+ varundaga05 wrote: (D) exhibit the kind of curiosity by which new patterns of behavior and expression can be passed on from each one to others by imitating and practicing D did seem like the best answer for me, but isn't the "by...by" redundant? That's the only thing that put me off. Legendary Member Joined 14 Sep 2008 Posted: 1261 messages Upvotes: 27 Target GMAT Score: 801 GMAT Score: 570 Actually A changes the meaning here. Intended meaning is that because of the curiosity NP and expression can be passed. A says that chimpanzees exhibit X, therefore, NP and expression is passed. This is actually not correct and not with our meaning above. Therefore, A is incorrect. D is correct HTH!!! nathanalgren wrote: I thought it is either A or D. Can anyone explain the difference between "so that" and "where by"? Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 06 Jun 2010 Posted: 10 messages Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 02 Mar 2016 Posted: 154 messages Upvotes: 2 I have two confused points about this question. First, Can you explain by which in choice D? If we do not use which-clause, which place this by should be in ? Second, How can I decide to use by doing or by + noun? Thanks in advance! • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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