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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 19:58
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D it is.

Guys, Does estimate as have a correct usage ?

I just see estimate to be in Manhattan , so just checking. :-D


NO.

CORRECT USAGE:

ESTIMATED ...THAT

ESTIMATE X ..TO BE Y.

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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 20:01
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SRG13 wrote:
D it is.

Guys, Does estimate as have a correct usage ?

I just see estimate to be in Manhattan , so just checking. :-D


NO.

CORRECT USAGE:

ESTIMATED ...THAT

ESTIMATE X ..TO BE Y.

HOPE IT HELPS.



It does. Thanks mate.

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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2013, 10:11
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D it is.

Guys, Does estimate as have a correct usage ?

I just see estimate to be in Manhattan , so just checking.


Most likely not. Stick to the ones mentioned above.

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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 00:43
SRG13 wrote:
D it is.

Guys, Does estimate as have a correct usage ?

I just see estimate to be in Manhattan , so just checking.


As a verb, estimate/estimated should be followed by "to be"
As a noun, estimate can be followed by as.

Germany cut short its wine production estimate as output of white grapes declined.
--> 'as' here shows a cause-effect relationship; note that estimate here is used as a noun, not a verb.
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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2014, 03:17
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"fragments" is plural so the only possible options are (A) and (D).

"estimated at" vs "estimated to be" - "estimated to be" is better. Choose (D).
So yes, for this example, you need to know this idiom..



Would you please explain how to use "estimated at" and "estimated to be" correctly, I'm confused. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 22:45
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Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone unearthed in Burma and estimated at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of a crucial step along the evolutionary path that led to human beings.
(A) at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of
(B) as being 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of
(C) that it is 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of what was
(D) to be 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of
(E) as 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of what was



In this question how two verbs(estimated and provide) are present without any conjunction?

I guess estimated & unearthed are verb-ed modifier here .
Please explain.
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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2014, 09:43
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sher676 wrote:
Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone unearthed in Burma and estimated at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of a crucial step along the evolutionary path that led to human beings.
(A) at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of
(B) as being 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of
(C) that it is 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of what was
(D) to be 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of
(E) as 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of what was



In this question how two verbs(estimated and provide) are present without any conjunction?

I guess estimated & unearthed are verb-ed modifier here .
Please explain.


Dear Abid,

I think you've already answered your own question! "Unearthed" and "estimated" are modifiers, so "estimated" is not parallel to "provide", and no conjunction is needed. One way to be sure of this is to remove the modifiers and see whether the subject and verb still make sense:

Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone provide evidence of a crucial step along the evolutionary path that led to human beings.

"Fragments... provide" makes perfect sense.

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Re: Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2014, 16:00
10 Seconds.. :-D .Was it that easy or Am I improving finally.. :roll:
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