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Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes and so were probably without language, a shortcoming that may explain why they were supplanted by our own species.

(A) Neanderthals had a vocal tract that resembled those of the apes
(B) Neanderthals had a vocal tract resembling an ape's
(C) The vocal tracts of Neanderthals resembled an ape's
(D) The Neanderthal's vocal tracts resembled the apes'
(E) The vocal tracts of the Neanderthals resembled those of the apes

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Jsy Singh
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(A) "those" is used to refer to "vocal" 
(B) Sounds correct 
(C) passive voice and secondly "vocal tract resembled an ape's" is the correct form 
(D) should be "vocal tract" 
(E) passive voice...

answered Nov 27, 2014 by Senior Associate (437 points)
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B
(a) those is plural but vocal tract is singular. Hence, wrong.
(c) (d) and (e) the main subject is vocal tracts but the main verb "were probably without language" and pronoun in the modifier "they" refer to Neanderthals
Hence, B.
answered Jul 1, 2017 by Beginner (1 point)
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aahana
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B
(a) - those is plural and refers to vocal tract which is singular. Hence, wrong.
(c), (d) and (e) - the main subject is vocal tracts but the main verb "were probably without language" and pronoun in the modifier "they" refer to Neanderthals
Hence, B.
answered Jul 1, 2017 by Beginner (1 point)
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