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That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating of a 1,000-year-old Hohokam village in Tempe, Arizona, has nearly doubled the number of these artifacts known to exist.

1.That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating
2.Twenty-one ceramic dog figurines discovered at the excavation
3.Discovering twenty-one ceramic dog figurines at the excavating
4.Ceramic dog figurines, twenty-one of which were discovered during excavating
5.The discovery of twenty-one ceramic dog figurines during the excavation
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08 Dec 2005, 02:32
I would choose E,

because of subject verb object and no unnecessary passive voice.
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08 Dec 2005, 02:55
chuliu wrote:
That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating of a 1,000-year-old Hohokam village in Tempe, Arizona, has nearly doubled the number of these artifacts known to exist.

1.That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating
2.Twenty-one ceramic dog figurines discovered at the excavation
3.Discovering twenty-one ceramic dog figurines at the excavating
4.Ceramic dog figurines, twenty-one of which were discovered during excavating
5.The discovery of twenty-one ceramic dog figurines during the excavation

We need a singular noun so agree with the verb has.

out of all the choices only E has singular noun - the discovery
so E is the right choice.
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08 Dec 2005, 08:18
(E) just reads like a standard textbook style sentence. The discovery of...has....
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08 Dec 2005, 15:18
Should be E.

Based on the construction of the sentence, we can eliminated ACD
B does not agree with the rest of the sentence.
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