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For some birds the sense of smell appears to play a role in [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 17:28
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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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Re: SC-pigeons [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 19:05
(A) were found to have increased difficulties
"were" seems wrong in this context.

(B) have been found to have increased difficulty
Seems OK.

(C) were found to have increasing difficulty
"were" and "increasing difficulty" both are wrong in this context.

(D) had been found to have increased difficulties
"had been" is wrong.

(E) have been found to have increasing difficulties
"increasing difficulty" both are wrong in this context.

IMO B.
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Re: SC-pigeons [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 19:54
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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


I am curious why were found is wrong the problem I have with A is the use of difficulties.
Why have been here is preffered over were?
Please explaine.
By the POE OA IMO is B
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Re: SC-pigeons [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 22:04
My Answer is B .

There is a rule :

whenever since denotes/ means because we have to use "present perfect tense" .

This leaves us with option B & E.

Secondly homing is singular hence difficulty should be used and not difficulties.

Hence B
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Re: SC-pigeons [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2008, 10:03
bhatiagp wrote:
My Answer is B .

There is a rule :

whenever since denotes/ means because we have to use "present perfect tense" .

This leaves us with option B & E.

Secondly homing is singular hence difficulty should be used and not difficulties.

Hence B

Thx bhatia :)
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Re: SC-pigeons [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2008, 14:05
rishi2377 wrote:
bhatiagp wrote:
My Answer is B .

There is a rule :

whenever since denotes/ means because we have to use "present perfect tense" .

This leaves us with option B & E.

Secondly homing is singular hence difficulty should be used and not difficulties.

Hence B

Thx bhatia :)


To add futher...Since represents a continous/progressing action.Hence a present perfect is required when "since" is used in a sentence.
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