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A scrub jay can remember.. [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2012, 03:47
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A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular place, researchers have discovered,and tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted.

i-tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if
ii-they tend not to bother recovering a perishable treat
iii-tending not to bother to recover a perishable treat it
iv-tends not to bother recovering a persihable treat
v-tends not bothering to recover a perishable treat it

can anyone also explain what it means, please?
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Re: A scrub jay can remember.. [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2012, 05:20
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A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular place, researchers have discovered,and tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted.

i-tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if
ii-they tend not to bother recovering a perishable treat
iii-tending not to bother to recover a perishable treat it
iv-tends not to bother recovering a persihable treat
v-tends not bothering to recover a perishable treat it

The subject verb agreement is tested here .The scrub is singular and hence it should be tends (singular) and not tend.
Only iv and v satisfy this condition.Option iv is idiomatically better .
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Re: A scrub jay can remember..   [#permalink] 29 Jan 2012, 05:20
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