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The number of plants and animal species that humans are [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 18:08
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The number of plants and animal species that humans are known to have forced to extinction in the last half millennium is over 800.
A) Same
B) humans are known as having forced to become extinct
C) humans are known for forcing to become extinct
D) are known that human forced to become extict
E) are known as having been forced to extinction by humans
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 18:55
My choice A. All other choices distort the meaning of the sentence.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 20:01
What is known?, the number? or humans?
In this case, the number is known. In the sense, ABC are out.
Between D and E, I go for E.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2006, 12:22
^ E ^

"humans" in a passive form in A, B and C are not correct to modify the plant and animal species. D sounds awkward too.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2006, 02:29
Go with E.

It is the plants and animals that have gone into extinction
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2006, 07:55
Would go for A. E is no good because of passive construction.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2006, 09:31
Even though it is a little awkward, I think A is right too. E changes the meaning slightly and is passive.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2006, 06:54
Is definitely A. E is a good competitor, but A is more consise.
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Re: SC - The number [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2006, 22:13
shailu22 wrote:
The number of plants and animal species that humans are known to have forced to extinction in the last half millennium is over 800.
A) Same
B) humans are known as having forced to become extinct
C) humans are known for forcing to become extinct
D) are known that human forced to become extict
E) are known as having been forced to extinction by humans


I would go with A.
E has more degree of passiveness.

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Re: SC - The number [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 10:28
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shailu22 wrote:
The number of plants and animal species that humans are known to have forced to extinction in the last half millennium is over 800.
A) Same
B) humans are known as having forced to become extinct
C) humans are known for forcing to become extinct
D) are known that human forced to become extict
E) are known as having been forced to extinction by humans


I would go with A.
E has more degree of passiveness.

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"The number of .." should be singular. "E" violates the rule.

answer is "A"
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2006, 05:06
OA is A
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2006, 05:18
A.

The only other close option is E, and it is passive. Hence A.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2006, 10:17
A it is

was confused at first to see "the number" and "are" used together but then realised my error
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2006, 21:54
The GMAT almost always prefers the active voice.

(A) edges over E.

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