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Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say they have often dived from boats into the Hudson River or swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon.

A.swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon
B.swam in its murky waters, to participate in some athletic event, like a triathlon
C.swam in its murky waters, as participants in some athletic event, such as a triathlon
D.swum in its murky waters, as participating in such an athletic event as a triathlon
E.swum in its murky waters, as participants in an athletic event, such as a triathlon
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Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say they have often dived from boats into the Hudson River or swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon.

A.swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon
B.swam in its murky waters, to participate in some athletic event, like a triathlon
C.swam in its murky waters, as participants in some athletic event, such as a triathlon
D.swum in its murky waters, as participating in such an athletic event as a triathlon
E.swum in its murky waters, as participants in an athletic event, such as a triathlon

"Such As" is used to give examples hence A & B can be rejected
Between 'Swam" and "Swum", Swum matches the tense of non-underlined part.. hence C can be rejected
between D & E E is correct as it uses "Such As" in D use of "as s triathlon" is awkward
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Re: Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2015, 18:44
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Re: Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2015, 21:38
The sentence has to start with 'swum' since 'have swam makes no sense. This brings us down to D and E.

New Yorkers must have swum in the river as 'participants' and not 'as participating'. This eliminates D, making E the correct answer.
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Re: Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2015, 13:34
macjas wrote:
Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say they have often dived from boats into the Hudson River or swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon.

A.swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon
B.swam in its murky waters, to participate in some athletic event, like a triathlon
C.swam in its murky waters, as participants in some athletic event, such as a triathlon
D.swum in its murky waters, as participating in such an athletic event as a triathlon
E.swum in its murky waters, as participants in an athletic event, such as a triathlon




swim-swam-swum

A, B, and C - eliminated on the following account.
to give examples - such as needs to be used, thus D is eliminated.
In E - as participants clearly states that people, in the role of participants, swam and dived.
Hence answer choice E is correct.
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Re: Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2015, 00:54
Swum must be preceded by has,have,had and used in present perfect tense or past perfect tense.

So not sure how E can be correct.
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Re: Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2015, 08:39
A.swam in its murky waters, participating in some athletic event, like a triathlon
B.swam in its murky waters, to participate in some athletic event, like a triathlon
C.swam in its murky waters, as participants in some athletic event, such as a triathlon
D.swum in its murky waters, as participating in such an athletic event as a triathlon
E.swum in its murky waters, as participants in an athletic event, such as a triathlon

A-C goes away because of swam.

Down to D and E.

I am not sure if it's an idiom or what it is, but I found it better that "they, as participants" felt more parallell.
Re: Many New Yorkers are horrified when they hear people say   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2015, 08:39
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