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sc from ETS paper tests [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2005, 23:11
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3. There is speculation [u]that increasing cold weather was what may have been[/u] responsible for the Anasazi move from Mesa Verde to sites in other canyons.
(A) that increasing cold weather was what may have been
(B) whether increasing cold weather was what was
(C) that increasingly cold weather was what had been
(D) whether increasingly cold weather may have been what was
(E) that increasingly cold weather may have been

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2005, 03:29
E should be it.

You need increasingly (adverb) to modify cold(adjective), which is modifying weather. So, A and B are out

C and D are awkward in using what had been....

E solves it all.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2005, 16:08
E

Adverb (increasingly) modifying adjective "cold"

and also

"speculation" already suggests probability. So no need to add redundant terms like "whether"...
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OA is E.
However I have a question on this sentence.
How can we use have been after cold weather instead of has been?
This point disorinted me. Could you explain please?
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Re: OA [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2005, 19:57
Forikh wrote:
OA is E. However I have a question on this sentence.
How can we use have been after cold weather instead of has been?
This point disorinted me. Could you explain please? thanks


remember, the structure is always: models (also called helping verbs) + main verb in plural form.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2005, 03:39
You will never ever see a sentence which has "MAY HAS" as an auxillary verb.

MAY HAVE is what you use. The reason is HAVE indicates one/many and MAY indicates that out of a number of options...

SO MAY HAVE is actually picking one of the choices for you from a boatload.
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