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A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.

(A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it

(B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is

(C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is

(D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is

(E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo,
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A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.

A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.
B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently bron in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is
C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is
D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoom the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is
E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo,



The Answer is D,

A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal- Incorrect

B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is - Incorrect

C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is- Same as B.

D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is- Looks good, hold

E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo- Incorrect


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New post 04 Oct 2013, 06:41
Ignoring the many spelling mistakes ( :D ) , I think the correct Option is "D".

The 2/3 split of options gives us A,B & C which start with "A Sumatram Rhino.." - Looking at the non-underlined sentence, we can see that the "it" is referring to the "birth event" and not to the rhino, so A, B & C are ruled out.

Among Options D & E - Option E has too many commas and makes it awkward while Option D (again, ignoring the spelling mistakes) is a very crisp sentence that keeps the focus of the "landmark event" on the birth :)

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paskorntt wrote:
A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.

A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.
B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently bron in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is
C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is
D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoom the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is
E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo,


Meaning - Rhinoceros was born in zoo . Since the birth took place after long time , the birth is a land mark development (The birth shows that yes some one is putting efforts to save endangered species ).

A) the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century : Noun modifier but what is it modifying ? Cincinnati zoo . Even if I see as a clause modifier , R was born - the first birth .. not going well . Also pronoun IT does not have clear antecedent.
B) Again pronoun IT . A Sumatran rhinoceros is a land mark development , The first birth is land mark development .. not making sense.
C) A Sumatran rhinoceros is the recent development - No
D) Yes The Recent birth is a land mark development . Makes sense . But I was not very happy to see " the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century" modifying The recent birth .. though far but still ok.
E) As the first birth .. The recent birth .. Not ok
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