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Hi sayantanc2k

The answer is obvious D. However, I have a question.

In D: "..., and tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted"

From what I understand, "..., and" is an indicator to start an IC, since and is a FANBOY conjunction.
If that is the case, isn't the second IC missing a subject? And the correct construction would be the following?

A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular piece of food in a particular place, researchers have discovered, and it tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted

OR

Researchers have discovered that a scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular piece of food in a particular place and tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted - [can remember || tends not to bother]

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The comma before "and" in the right option is not the same comma you would see before a conjunction when two independent clauses are joined. Note the part "researchers have discovered", which must be separated by two commas (one at the beginning and one at the end), since this is not an essential part of the main clause. The comma before "and" is the one that separates ( indicating the end of) the non-essential part "researchers have discovered".


Thanks sayantanc2k.
From this what I gather is following is an acceptable construction,
<IC>, <non-essential modifier>, and <continuation of same IC>

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TheRzS wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
TheRzS wrote:
Hi sayantanc2k

The answer is obvious D. However, I have a question.

In D: "..., and tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted"

From what I understand, "..., and" is an indicator to start an IC, since and is a FANBOY conjunction.
If that is the case, isn't the second IC missing a subject? And the correct construction would be the following?

A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular piece of food in a particular place, researchers have discovered, and it tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted

OR

Researchers have discovered that a scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular piece of food in a particular place and tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted - [can remember || tends not to bother]

Best
RzS


The comma before "and" in the right option is not the same comma you would see before a conjunction when two independent clauses are joined. Note the part "researchers have discovered", which must be separated by two commas (one at the beginning and one at the end), since this is not an essential part of the main clause. The comma before "and" is the one that separates ( indicating the end of) the non-essential part "researchers have discovered".


Thanks sayantanc2k.
From this what I gather is following is an acceptable construction,
<IC>, <non-essential modifier>, and <continuation of same IC>

Cheers (and sorry to pester)


Yes, your understanding is correct.
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IMO D

A scrub jay can REMEMBER when it cached a particular piece of food in a particular place, researchers
have discovered, and TEND not to bother to recover a perishable treat if stored long enough to have
rotted.


Seeing the words i bolded above ..eliminate A,B and C



verbs need to be parallel here remember and tends(since jay is singukar)

From D and E

use of verb (to bother) is better than present participle(bothering).Rather if you read choice E, its nonsense

I nowhere find the use of it here...if we carry with the basics no need to check the reference it


hope it helps


In that case shouldn't D be TEND and not TENDS?
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In that case shouldn't D be TEND and not TENDS?


A scrub Jay is singular, thus it should have Tends and not tend.

Also, if you go for the meaning of the sentence, you will find A scrub Jay is can tend is wrong. He can remember something but it can't be can tend. hence, D is correct.
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A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular place, researchers have discovered, and tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted.

(A) tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if --> singular subject "A scrub jay" should use singular verb "tends"

(B) they tend not to bother recovering a perishable treat --> they is referred to wrong noun the researchers

(C) tending not to bother to recover a perishable treat it --> should be verb "tends", not modifier "tending"

(D) tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat --> correct

(E) tends not bothering to recover a perishable treat it --> redundant use of it
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A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular place, researchers have discovered, and tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if stored long enough to have rotted.

(A) tend not to bother to recover a perishable treat if

(B) they tend not to bother recovering a perishable treat

(C) tending not to bother to recover a perishable treat it

(D) tends not to bother recovering a perishable treat

(E) tends not bothering to recover a perishable treat it


Imo D

The phrase "researchers have discovered " is a modifier that modifies "A scrub jay can remember when it cached a particular place".
So we have two verbs connected by and. " can remember " and "tends". Drop A, B, and C .
Out of D and E , D uses correct infinitive "to " for the causality.
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