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Some scientists suggest the moon had been formed out of part of the Earth, which was dislodged perhaps by a meteor.

A the moon had been formed out of part of the Earth, which was dislodged perhaps
B that the moon was formed from part of the Earth that had perhaps been dislodged
C that part of the Earth formed the moon, which was dislodged perhaps
D the moon was formed out of part of the Earth, having perhaps been dislodged
E that the moon had been formed from part of the Earth, which perhaps had been dislodged
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27 Jun 2011, 21:51
B

Idiom: "suggest that"
C changes the meaning.
In E, there are not two events in different points in the time line of the past to use past perfect.
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27 Jun 2011, 23:04
My pick B
that needs to follow a reporting verb her suggest
Right usage of tense in B
dislodge happened before the moon formed
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28 Jun 2011, 06:58
The correct answer is C because of the need to use that and the relative pronoun touch-rule. Only in C, the relative pronoun which refers correctly to moon.
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28 Jun 2011, 10:29
B

Idiom: "suggest that"
C changes the meaning.
In E, there are not two events in different points in the time line of the past to use past perfect.
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28 Jun 2011, 21:18
B, suggest that is correct, same explainations as above
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30 Jul 2011, 16:58
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agdimple333 wrote:
Some scientists suggest the moon had been formed out of part of the Earth, which was dislodged perhaps by a meteor.
D) the moon was formed out of part of the Earth, having perhaps been dislodged
having been dislodged again indicates that the moon was dislodged.

Hi fluke, thanks a lot for your explanation. Could you please explain why "having been ..." modifies moon? I want to learn the abstract concept you used to present your explanation. Thanks.
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Hi fluke, thanks a lot for your explanation. Could you please explain why "having been ..." modifies moon? I want to learn the abstract concept you used to present your explanation. Thanks.

Some scientists suggest the moon was formed out of part of the Earth, having perhaps been dislodged by a meteor.

-ING form ALWAYS modifies the subject of the sentence touching it with COMMA unlike WHICH and other modifiers

Subject of "Some scientists suggest the moon was formed out of part of the Earth" - moon
so the sentence tells - Moon was dislodged by a meteor - does not make sense because moon did not even exist when meteor hit - So nonsense

the other errors: suggest that not there
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02 Aug 2011, 19:57
+1 for C
Suggest that ...
Having ...is incorrect
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02 Aug 2011, 20:07
abhicoolmax wrote:
fluke wrote:
agdimple333 wrote:
Some scientists suggest the moon had been formed out of part of the Earth, which was dislodged perhaps by a meteor.
D) the moon was formed out of part of the Earth, having perhaps been dislodged
having been dislodged again indicates that the moon was dislodged.

Hi fluke, thanks a lot for your explanation. Could you please explain why "having been ..." modifies moon? I want to learn the abstract concept you used to present your explanation. Thanks.

Hi Abhicoolmax,
"Having + past participle" is special usage of participle and known as Perfect participle.
The perfect participle indicates completed action.

Here sentence mean that "When moon was formed out of part of Earth, the moon was already dislodged by meteor" which is wrong.

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26 Jul 2016, 06:35
daagh wrote:
The correct answer is C because of the need to use that and the relative pronoun touch-rule. Only in C, the relative pronoun which refers correctly to moon.

Daagh, dont you think the sentence is trying to say, that moon was formed from a part of the earth, not from earth. It is like apart of earth say X was hit by a meteor and this action created several heavenly bodies including moon & we can say that the moon had been dislodged.
Please let me understand where I am thinking wrong?
I agree with your logic in C but I want to make sure my understanding is correct.
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13 Sep 2016, 03:52
Thanks for ur explanation on "-ing".
cleared my doubt

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abhicoolmax wrote:
Hi fluke, thanks a lot for your explanation. Could you please explain why "having been ..." modifies moon? I want to learn the abstract concept you used to present your explanation. Thanks.

Some scientists suggest the moon was formed out of part of the Earth, having perhaps been dislodged by a meteor.

-ING form ALWAYS modifies the subject of the sentence touching it with COMMA unlike WHICH and other modifiers

Subject of "Some scientists suggest the moon was formed out of part of the Earth" - moon
so the sentence tells - Moon was dislodged by a meteor - does not make sense because moon did not even exist when meteor hit - So nonsense

the other errors: suggest that not there
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