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27 Aug 2011, 03:12
Australian embryologists have found evidence that
suggests that the elephant is descended from an
aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolving as a
kind of snorkel.
(A) that suggests that the elephant is descended
from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally
evolving
(B) that has suggested the elephant descended from
an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(C) suggesting that the elephant had descended
from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally
evolved
(D) to suggest that the elephant had descended
from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally
evolved
(E) to suggest that the elephant is descended from
an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally
evolved

Can anyone tell how to 'had descended is worng and 'is descended is right.
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27 Aug 2011, 03:29
Thanks for ur detailed explanation.
ur rgt the answer is E.
One small doudt, as u said had describe past event ok . So if i use has/have (been) desceded which tell us that from past to present or to furture also then is it correct???
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27 Aug 2011, 04:00
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it cudnt be have because the subject " the elephant" is singular..
personally i feel this sentence would have been idealistic if " has" was used rather than " is".

plz correct me if i am wrong
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27 Aug 2011, 04:14
why cant we use has/have (been) descended instead of is descended ??????
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27 Aug 2011, 04:26
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since the subject is singular, we cant use "have' here..
if we use " has descended", then the sentence would be idealistic and its correct..
but since u have to choose the best among the answer choices, u chose E
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12 Sep 2013, 07:17
ronybtl wrote:
Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(A) that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved
(B) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(C) suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(D) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(E) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

Evolving is incorrect rather it should be evolved...

From option D and E, the later is parallel introducing 2 clauses with "that".
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13 Sep 2013, 00:25
ronybtl wrote:
Australian embryologists have found evidence that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved as a kind of snorkel.

(A) that suggests that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal, and its trunk originally evolved
(B) that has suggested the elephant descended from an aquatic animal, its trunk originally evolving
(C) suggesting that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal with its trunk originally evolving
(D) to suggest that the elephant had descended from an aquatic animal and its trunk originally evolving
(E) to suggest that the elephant is descended from an aquatic animal and that its trunk originally evolved

I was stuck between (C) and (E) and pulled the trigger on E because I guessed that "...and that its trunk..." played some rule somewhere that made it obvious "it" referred to the elephant and not the "aquatic animal." That's really what I used to weed out some of the possible answers, whether "it" was clear. All a guess though.
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04 Sep 2014, 04:23
Hi,
Please can one of the moderators give a detailed explanation ?
the explanation in OG isnt clear.

Any help is appreciated.
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