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An extremely rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest.

A. the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest
B. spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, researchers monitored a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest, where they found the long-whiskered owlet
C. called the long-whiskered owlet, was originally spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring in Peru's northern forest a private conservation area
D. the long-whiskered owlet having been spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, by monitoring researchers at a private conservation area in the forest in northern Peru
E. the long-whiskered owlet, spotted in the wild in Peru's northern forest for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area
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Re: An extremely rare species of owl [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 10:15
An extremely rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest.

A. the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forestcorrect
B. spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, researchers monitored a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest, where they found the long-whiskered owletMissing working verb (spotted - owl did not spot - should be was spotted) - Incorrect
C. called the long-whiskered owlet, was originally spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring in Peru's northern forest a private conservation areaoriginally, first time redundant- repeats itself. monitoring in Peru's...a private - awkward construction
D. the long-whiskered owlet having been spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, by monitoring researchers at a private conservation area in the forest in northern Peruhaving been is not preferred - awkward construction
E. the long-whiskered owlet, spotted in the wild in Peru's northern forest for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation areaMissing working verb (spotted - owl did not spot - should be was spotted) - Incorrect
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Re: An extremely rare species of owl [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 10:24
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An extremely rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest.

A. the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest
B. spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, researchers monitored a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest, where they found the long-whiskered owlet
C. called the long-whiskered owlet, was originally spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring in Peru's northern forest a private conservation area
D. the long-whiskered owlet having been spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, by monitoring researchers at a private conservation area in the forest in northern Peru
E. the long-whiskered owlet, spotted in the wild in Peru's northern forest for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area


B has issue of dangling modifier.
C has redundancy issue in that it uses "originally" and "first".
D and E don't have verb. Hence run.
Answer must be A.

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Re: An extremely rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet, [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2013, 10:21
tinashine20 wrote:
An extremely rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest.

A. the long-whiskered owlet, was spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest
B. spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, researchers monitored a private conservation area in Peru's northern forest, where they found the long-whiskered owlet
C. called the long-whiskered owlet, was originally spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring in Peru's northern forest a private conservation area
D. the long-whiskered owlet having been spotted in the wild for the first time in 2007, by monitoring researchers at a private conservation area in the forest in northern Peru
E. the long-whiskered owlet, spotted in the wild in Peru's northern forest for the first time in 2007 by researchers monitoring a private conservation area


Nice passage. I like owls :)
Is (A) then the right answer? It seems to be the best choice among all of them.
Re: An extremely rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet,   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2013, 10:21
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