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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be
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The answer is C..When exactly to use Have been, Had been and had. can anybody point out the subtle differences..thankx....

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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2006, 07:39
A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be

Can any one explain me how we could arrive at the answer for this question?

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2006, 07:52
Phani,

the second part of the sentence after "a comma",
"believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen. " is obvisouly talking about the reptile, about which something is talked in the first part.

So, here key is to make the second part sound as if it talks about the reptile with correct tense. Best is to eliminate choices...


(A) believed to be
>> If you read complete sentece with this it sounds as if second part is talking about "wingspan". Modifier problem.

(B) and that is believed to be
>> This also causes same problem. Moreover, 'that' refers to immediate previous noun "wingspan "

(C) and it is believed to have been
>> This is the only correct choice...

(D) which was, it is believed,
>> same problem as 'A' & 'B'. 'which' refers to immediate previous noun "wingspan "

(E) which is believed to be
>> same problem as 'A' & 'B'. 'which' refers to immediate previous noun "wingspan "
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2006, 20:16
We need something to end for the word "that"

I think it sounds crazy, but D.

A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, [the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet], which was, it is believed, the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

As you see I think the word which was modifies the reptile there, and the ones in bold i think are all main clause, and the other ones sub clauses.

Is this is the right OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2006, 20:22
If we go with C, then the first clause is not by itself, because the second clause is not the main clause right. So how can the first one stand by itself?

A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, and it is believed to have been the largest...

I dont know how this sounds right?

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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2006, 14:50
8. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.


(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be
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Re: 1000 SC #8 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2006, 15:50
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8. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.


(A) believed to be - sounds as if 36 feet wingspan is the largest flying creature??
(B) and that is believed to be - "that" is referring to what?
(C) and it is believed to have been - "it" is clearly referring to "Quetzalcoatlus " - Correct
(D) which was, it is believed, - sounds as if 36 feet wingspan is the largest flying creature.
(E) which is believed to be - sounds as if 36 feet wingspan is the largest flying creature.


Remember, "which" is used to refer to the noun immediately preceding it.
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2006, 15:29
A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be
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Re: SC - Quetzalcoatlus [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2006, 19:18
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be


C too.

D/E are straight out. A is incomplete. imo, B and C, both, have flaws since "it" and "that:, both, do not have clear referant. but C is better than B because "it" is better than "that".
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2006, 06:20
A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

A. believed to be

B. and that is believed to be

C. and it is believed to have been

D. which was, it is believed,

E. which is believed to be
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Re: SC: Flying reptile [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2006, 08:44
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

A. believed to be

B. and that is believed to be

C. and it is believed to have been

D. which was, it is believed,

E. which is believed to be


I guess E... which refers to Quetzalcoatlus....


I really had a question with that "which" because according to the SC rules, which refers to the noun closest to it, so isn't the which referring to the wingspan??

Can SC experts comment please? :-D

I picked C as it just seemed ok because "it" seemed to refer to the reptile...
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Re: SC: Flying reptile [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2006, 08:49
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

A. believed to be

B. and that is believed to be

C. and it is believed to have been

D. which was, it is believed,

E. which is believed to be


I guess E... which refers to Quetzalcoatlus....


As structured, which refers to the wingspan, not the Q dinosaur.

To this day, no flying organism has exceeded the Q in size, so the presentperfect tense is needed here.

Clearly (C)
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
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(D) which was, it is believed,
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 05:43
kripalkavi wrote:
Juaz wrote:
Chose C for use of correct tense.

Is it ok to use the present-perfect tense twice in the same sentence? I pick A.


:yes ---> I haven't eaten in three days, but that doesn't mean I have lost weight.

Perfectly acceptable to use the PP twice in the same sentence.

(C) is correct here because to date, no other creature has surpassed the Q's size and wingspan.
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Re: SC-1000 flying reptiles [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 15:16
[quote="faifai0714"]A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
- not clear what is believed to be OUT

(B) and that is believed to be
- implies that the 36' wing span is the flying creature OUT

(C) and it is believed to have been
- even though it is not clear what "it" is referring to, this is the better of the available choices. My CHOICE

(D) which was, it is believed,
- awkward and so OUT.

(E) which is believed to be
- directly but incorrectly refers to the wing span OUT
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Use of 'have been' [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 21:26
8. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be

Can anyone please let me know when should one use have been and when to avoid using it.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 21:41
yogeshsheth wrote:
trivikram wrote:
Should be C...

till date its wingspan is the biggest


Could you please let me know when to use have been..?



Have been ----> up and until now.
An action that has continued on until the present.
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yogeshsheth wrote:
trivikram wrote:
Should be C...

till date its wingspan is the biggest


Could you please let me know when to use have been..?


It is present perfect tense you need to use this.

The period between simple past to the present(and continuing) is when you use this
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 09:32
A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Dapfaphculus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be
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Re: SC: Reptile [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 18:27
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A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Dapfaphculus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be


We need "and" to complete the sentence. So A ,D and E are out.
Since the reptile is no longer alive "to have been " seems appropriate.

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 19:03
D, E - which wrongly modifies 36 feet. OUT
A - believed to be wrongly modifies 36 feet. OUT
B - verb tense problem.

Give me C!
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