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309. For some birds the sense of smell appears to play a role in navigation, since pigeons with surgically removed olfactory nerves were found to have increased difficulties in homing.

(A) were found to have increased difficulties
(B) have been found to have increased difficulty
(C) were found to have increasing difficulty
(D) had been found to have increased difficulties
(E) have been found to have increasing difficulties
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New post 26 Feb 2006, 19:19
B for me

IMO, there is no need to use past tense so A, C, D are out

Also we are only talking about 'homing' so 'difficulties' in E is incorrect
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New post 26 Feb 2006, 20:41
Tough call between A & B. Will go for B. :?
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New post 28 Feb 2006, 09:48
Isnt "increased difficulties" an incorrect idiom? "difficulty" seems more right.
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New post 02 Mar 2006, 08:59
Assuming the pigeons have flown their last mile, I`ll take (A).
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New post 02 Mar 2006, 13:59
^ A ^

I dont see anything wrong with the original sentence.
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