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# Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western

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Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer,
bringing to 34 the number of wild birds successfully raised since transplants
from Norway begain in 1975.

(A) bringing
(B) and brings
(c) and it brings
(D) and it brought
(E) and brought
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08 Jun 2006, 02:39
It should be A.

Here the act "Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer" is bringing the number of wild birds to 34.
Here use of progressive verb "bringing" is not creating any ambiguity with respect to tense.

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08 Jun 2006, 03:44
Yes A should be it ... there is absolutely no need of "and" ...
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08 Jun 2006, 04:30
Thank you guys you all got it right. OA is 'A'.

But on what basis?. Progressive verb is understandable but what about parallelism between 'left' and 'bringing'
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08 Jun 2006, 05:33
I am confused about this one. Why is E wrong? This is the second time i got this Q wrong, so i gotta understand it.

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08 Jun 2006, 09:12
Parellism so A is the ans
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08 Jun 2006, 16:07
Need some helping hands.

Can someone highlight the rules followed to arrive at 'A'
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08 Jun 2006, 16:15
Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer,
"bringing" to 34 the number of wild birds successfully raised since transplants
from Norway began in 1975.

(A) bringing
(B) and brings
(c) and it brings
(D) and it brought
(E) and brought

In D & E "brought" is incorrect as it the time frame refers to "this summer", which means it is current.

In C, "it" is a hanging reference, unclear what it is referring to.

In B, I can't give you an exact answer why B is wrong but I think its is because the process of transplanting wild birds is continuing from 1975 which means the total number of birds released is continuously updated. The latest release updates the total...

If anyone has a better/exact explanation why B is wrong please post... I would like to know too.

Beyond700 wrote:
Need some helping hands.

Can someone highlight the rules followed to arrive at 'A'
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08 Jun 2006, 16:46
I am not an expert in this but it seems like it isn't the summer that brought number of birds to 34... Isn't it the fact that the 5 birds left this summer is bringing the number to 34?

IMO it is Subject-Verb agreement that eliminates B, because eagles are the ones who left and summer is just extra info to me.
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08 Jun 2006, 16:52
I think the reference is to "... left .. " not summer...
act of the birds leaving brought the total to ...

u2lover wrote:
I am not an expert in this but it seems like it isn't the summer that brought number of birds to 34... Isn't it the fact that the 5 birds left this summer is bringing the number to 34?

IMO it is Subject-Verb agreement that eliminates B, because eagles are the ones who left and summer is just extra info to me.
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08 Jun 2006, 16:52
Form me 'this summer' could have been the 'recent summer'. This process of evolution seems to occur every summer.

The event described here could have happened in the recent summer or on second thoughts..
if 'bringing' is the right choice the fledglings would have left yesterday and count must be happening now and is continous... .

I am not ok with 'B' either it doesn't synchronise with fledgling - present participle used as an adjective and left - simple past .
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08 Jun 2006, 21:26
Will go wtih A.

"It" is wrong as the five didnot raise the population.
08 Jun 2006, 21:26
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