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GMAT Verbal Practice, Sentence Correction

Question 4

Female sparrows and immatures are quite nondescript compared to the adult male sparrow's distinctive and conspicuous markings: a black bib, a gray cap, and white lines trailing down from the mouth.

  1. the adult male sparrow's
  2. those of adult males, their
  3. the adult male, which has
  4. adult male sparrows'
  5. adult males, whose

Explanatory Answer

The original sentence is structured in a way that draws an illogical comparison between sparrows and markings. Choice (C) is the only one that fixes the problem in its entirety — specifically, by comparing female and immature sparrows with adult male sparrows. The correct response is (C).

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GMAT Verbal Practice