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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.
(A) are thought to have first entered
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2006, 13:13
the belief is still the same, correct? then humans are thought to have first entered

b/w A and D, but D is very wordy (humans are not same as entering)

so my choice is A
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(A) are thought to have first entered
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter


As "Geologist believe" => present belief
Needs "are thought"

Only A and D fit. Of the two D does not have the correct tense.

Answer : A
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2006, 19:15
Nothing wrong with 'A'.

Agree with u2lover's reasoning.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2006, 06:07
option A

the belief is in the present time , so use present tense "are"
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2006, 11:00
A is fine by me...

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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.


No offense meant, but LOL! :lol:
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