What is the intended meaning of the GMAT sentence correction question? Well, we're talking about reticulated pythons. Pythons, as you may know, are types of snakes. The sentence says that there are around 1,000 or so species of poisonous snakes. Of these poisonous snakes, the reticulated python is one of them.
The second half of the sentence talks about how these snakes are scattered all over the place and are quite unorganized. You won't see them together much. And ofr the most part, these snakes are females - at least that's what the sentence says.
So your job to focus on the underlined portion of this sentence. How do we phrase it in the best way? This sentence structure is a bit unusual. Is it correct or is it incorrect?
Can you begin the underlined portion with "snakes" as (A) and (B) suggest, or is this one of this DESCRIPTIVE PHRASE, MAIN SENTENCE kinds of sentence structures where the first hald is the main sentence and the second half is the descriptive phrase.
The word "which" oftentimes signifies the beginning of a descriptive phrase - kind of like what (C) and (D) suggest - are those the right ways to word the sentence?
(E) presents an -ING verb used as an adjective to begin a descriptive phrase - is that what we want?
source: GMAT Pill
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