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(A) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer (B) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut having been made along these so-called Langer’s lines severs less (C) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut made along these so-called Langer’s lines severs fewer (D) With the collagen fibers in skin lining up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever less (E) With the collagen fibers in skin lining up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer We usually use less with uncountable nouns. We use fewer with plural nouns: I do less work at weekends than I used to. Better cycle routes would mean fewer cars and fewer accidents . 1. The non-underlined part of the second(main) clause of the sentence has the verb "is". Hence, the subject of the underlined part should be singular as well, eliminating (A) and (D) 2. "Because" is the correct conjunction word to show causality. "With" distorts the meaning as it show simultaneity (not causality). Hence, (D) and (E) can be eliminated. 3. The verb "sever" should also agree with singular "a surgical cut". Hence, "sever s " is the correct form, eliminating (E) 4. "fewer" is the correct word to use here for countable entity. Ex 228 The completion in 1925 of the Holland Tunnel, linking Manhattan with New Jersey’s highways, which permitted 2,000 cars to pass through each tube every hour and was hailed as the decade’s $48 million engineering masterpiece. (A) Tunnel, linking Manhattan with New Jersey’s highways , which permitted 2,000 cars to pass through each tube every hour and (B) Tunnel, linking Manhattan with New Jersey’s highways and permitting 2,000 cars to pass through each tube every hour, it (C) Tunnel, linking Manhattan with New Jersey’s highways and permitting 2,000 cars to pass through each tube every hour, (D) Tunnel linked Manhattan with New Jersey’s highways , which permitted 2,000 cars to pass through each tube every hour and
(E) Tunnel linked Manhattan with New Jersey’s highways, permitting 2,000 cars to pass through each tube every hour, Ex 229 In A.D. 391, resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, later generations lost all but the Iliad and Odyssey among Greek epics, most of the poetry of Pindar and Sappho, and dozens of plays by Aeschylus and Euripides. (A) resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, Wrong. Be aware of " RESULTING FROM ...... ". This verb-ing modifier is always wrong in GMAT. (B) the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and (C) because of the result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world, (D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

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