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It is possible that Native Americans originally have [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 12:52
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It is possible that Native Americans originally have migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed between Siberia and Alaska.
(A) have migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed
(B) were migrating to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that existed once
(C) migrated over a bridge of land to the Western Hemisphere that once existed
(D) migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed
(E) were migrating to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land existing once
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 16:01
D it is ..

migrated to some place... over a bridge..
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 16:13
D for me 100%

(A) this indicates that N.A. migrated before the bridge existed due to past perfect.

(B) were migrating is incorrect... it stretches the time frame to continious, thus changes the meaning

(C) this says that Western Hemisphere once existed :shock: where did it go? :lol:

(D) migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed

(E) same as B
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2006, 20:07
(D) is 9 seconds. Reads like an old school history text. This is the Beiring Straight migration theory. That`s why so many native Americans look asian (eastern mongolian/siberian.)
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2006, 12:36
Yeah! OA D.
It wasn't a difficult one but I got it wrong by selecting B...

(B) were migrating to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that existed once
I thought that the tense wasnt false, since they cd have migrated over a long time-> past continuous. But what decided me to take this rather than D, was that the "once" position changed. I believed that the adverb was better placed after the verb than before...

(D) migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed
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Re: It is possible that Native Americans originally have [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2011, 04:06
I think, had migrated would be perfect.....
Ok with D, though!
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Re: It is possible that Native Americans originally have [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 04:59
present perfect A is wrong
D wins
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Re: It is possible that Native Americans originally have [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2014, 22:28
karlfurt wrote:
It is possible that Native Americans originally have migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed between Siberia and Alaska.
(A) have migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed
(B) were migrating to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that existed once
(C) migrated over a bridge of land to the Western Hemisphere that once existed
(D) migrated to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land that once existed
(E) were migrating to the Western Hemisphere over a bridge of land existing once



Present Perfect Tense we used where some work is started in past and just finished some time back. And Past Indefinite Tense we use where some work is completed in some particular time in the past.
In this context Migration happened. So D is the correct choice.
Re: It is possible that Native Americans originally have   [#permalink] 19 Jan 2014, 22:28
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