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A marine biologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has collected specimens of several microscopic sea worms, ones that she believes are a species never before seen at close range.

a) that she believes are

b) that she believes them to be

c) she believes that they are of

d) she believes that are

e) she believes to be of
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New post 27 Feb 2006, 06:39
Is this because the worms can not themselves be a species but can come from a species.
Which leaves C and E

But C repeats the reference to the worms already made by "ones"
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OA is E..believe ..to be is the right idiom
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Except E all other options are just ambiguous and incorrect.
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some gods please throw light on the issue:

Is the question to be decided based upon the idiomatic usage i.e. "believe to be"

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+1 for E.

specimens are themselves not the species ; specimens are "of a species" .

Hence E wins.

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+1 E....

I was however drawn to A. Any reasons why it is wrong?
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A marine biologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has collected specimens of several microscopic sea worms, ones that she believes are a species never before seen at close range.



adding continuation to the sentence
a) that she believes are - a species this says specimen is a species



b) that she believes them to be - a species this says specimen is a species



c) she believes that they are of - they refers to specimen and specimen is not a species



d) she believes that are a species never before seen at close range - once again the same reference



e) she believes to be of
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