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# A recently discovered Native American artifact, preserved

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A recently discovered Native American artifact, preserved since approximately 1345 AD, has been determined to be composed of woven acrylic by a scientist, a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later.

(A) A recently discovered Native American artifact, preserved since approximately 1345 AD, has been determined to be composed of woven acrylic by a scientist, a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later.

(B) Preserved since approximately 1345 AD, a recently discovered Native American artifact had been recently determined by a scientist to be composed of woven acrylic, a fabric previously thought to be invented 632 years later.

(C) A scientist had determined that a recently discovered Native American artifact is composed of woven acrylic, a fabric previously thought to be invented 632 years later, after having been preserved since approximately 1345 AD.

(D) After being preserved since approximately 1345 AD, a scientist has determined that a recently discovered Native American artifact is composed of woven acrylic, a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later.

(E) A scientist has determined that a recently discovered Native American artifact, preserved since approximately 1345 AD, is composed of woven acrylic, a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later.
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16 Jul 2006, 23:31
We need present perfect has+ correct modifier.

(E)

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16 Jul 2006, 23:49
A - appears to suggest the scientist is a fabric
C - incorrectly suggests the fabric was invented 632 yrs ago
D - suggests scientist was preserved

We need 'have been invented' at the end to stress that the timeframe is still a fact presently. E for me.
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16 Jul 2006, 23:57
ywilfred wrote:
D - suggests scientist was preserved

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16 Jul 2006, 23:58
Straight E

"recently discovered" means "had" out. B and C out.

A has modifier problem. "a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later." is modiying "scientist".

D also has modifier problem. "After being preserved since approximately 1345 AD" is modiying "scientist"....
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16 Jul 2006, 23:59
E the best choice.

A - Modifier problem. woven acrylic by a scientist, a fabric previously
B - Awkward "a recently discovered Native American artifact had been recently "
C- Very awkward...modifier problem also
D - Scientist was preserved since 1345 AD........wow (modifier problem)
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17 Jul 2006, 00:36
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight E

"recently discovered" means "had" out. B and C out.

A has modifier problem. "a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later." is modiying "scientist".

D also has modifier problem. "After being preserved since approximately 1345 AD" is modiying "scientist"....

Agree with E.

Does the clause "a fabric previously thought to have been invented 632 years later." modify the thing that immediately precedes it or the subject of the first clause.
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17 Jul 2006, 21:12
OA is E.
Was an easy one
17 Jul 2006, 21:12
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