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Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea

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Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 07:10
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Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
declined for two decades, and may finally be eradicated from the
earth by 2010.
• Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
• Being the focus of a global public health campaign since 1986 and found even in ancient Egyptian mummies; the
population of the parasitic Guinea worm has
• Having been the focus of a global public health campaign in 1986, it was found even in ancient Egyptian mummies;
the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
• Being found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and having been the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
• Having been found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and being the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the parasitic Guinea worm species
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Re: Found even in ancient Egyptian [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 10:25
Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has declined for two decades, and may finally be eradicated from the
earth by 2010.
• Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
• Being the focus of a global public health campaign since 1986 and found even in ancient Egyptian mummies; the
population of the parasitic Guinea worm has
• Having been the focus of a global public health campaign in 1986, it was found even in ancient Egyptian mummies;
the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
• Being found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and having been the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
• Having been found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and being the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the parasitic Guinea worm species

semi-colon demands IC => eliminate B.
Who was the focus ? PG . So it should come right after the opening modifier in E => Eliminated.
In C , we have the same problem as B.
In D, the modifier uses past tense declined => implying that the species already declined which is not the case as it might decline by 2010.
Thus A wins.
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Re: Found even in ancient Egyptian [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 11:37
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Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
declined for two decades, and may finally be eradicated from the
earth by 2010.
• Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
• Being the focus of a global public health campaign since 1986 and found even in ancient Egyptian mummies; the
population of the parasitic Guinea worm has
• Having been the focus of a global public health campaign in 1986, it was found even in ancient Egyptian mummies;
the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
• Being found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and having been the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
• Having been found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and being the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the parasitic Guinea worm species


A - Correct. Here two independent clauses are correctly separated by semicolon.
B - The first part before semicolon is a dependent clause and hence this is incorrect.
C - the frequency of the worm is not the correct subject. It is incorrectly referring to the frequency where as it should refer to worm
D - Having clause and Being clause should modify "worm" not "the frequency of worm"
E - Use of Having and being is making the choice too wordy.
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Re: Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 11:25
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Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
declined for two decades, and may finally be eradicated from the
earth by 2010.
• Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea worm became the focus of a global public health
campaign in 1986; this species of parasite has
Being the focus of a global public health campaign since 1986 and found even in ancient Egyptian mummies; the
population of the parasitic Guinea worm has - Fragment error
Having been the focus of a global public health campaign in 1986, it was found even in ancient Egyptian mummies;
the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
1. "it" has a referrant error
2. this option has modifier error as well
3. usage of having been is wrong

Being found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and having been the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the frequency of the parasitic Guinea worm
1. Being is unnecessary
2. usage of having been is wrong
3. modifier issue

Having been found even in ancient Egyptian mummies and being the focus of a global public health campaign since
1986, the parasitic Guinea worm species
1. Being is unnecessary
2. usage of having been is wrong


Tips:
1. "Having been" or "having verb-ed" usage is correct only when the clause represents the cause of other statement.
2. Clauses joined with the help of a semicolon should be independent clauses[should have subject + verb].

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Re: Found even in ancient Egyptian mummies, the parasitic Guinea   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2012, 11:25
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