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According to scientists at the American Museum of Natural History , the uncanny similarity between skeletons of modern birds and those of extinct dinosaurs suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who survived the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event that caused large-scale mass extinction of plant and animal species including dinosaurs.

A. suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who
B. suggest that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who had
C. may suggest that birds of today are a type of dinosaur who had
D. suggests that birds of today may be a type of dinosaur who
E. suggests that birds of today might be dinosaurs who

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According to scientists at the American Museum of Natural History , the uncanny similarity between skeletons of modern birds and those of extinct dinosaurs suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who survived the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event that caused large-scale mass extinction of plant and animal species including dinosaurs.

A. suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who
Verb error-HAVE- the uncanny similarity REQUIRES singular verb - suggests.
THAT is required after suggest


B. suggest that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who had
verb suggest is wrong. Sentence is ok in sin simple past after WHO. No requirement of HAD

C. may suggest that birds of today are a type of dinosaur who had
may is wrong. Error in use of had

D. suggests that birds of today may be a type of dinosaur who
Correct

E. suggests that birds of today might be dinosaurs who
may is correct to talk of present case. The birds are alive today.
Changes the meaning by missing out on word type


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According to scientists at the American Museum of Natural History , the uncanny similarity between skeletons of modern birds and those of extinct dinosaurs suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who survived the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event that caused large-scale mass extinction of plant and animal species including dinosaurs.

A. suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who
B. suggest that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who had
C. may suggest that birds of today are a type of dinosaur who had
D. suggests that birds of today may be a type of dinosaur who
E. suggests that birds of today might be dinosaurs who

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Hi,

Maybe I'm just overthinking, but should it not be type of dinosaur "which" survived rather than type of dinosaur "who" survived?

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+1 for D.

A. suggest the possibility that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who
B. suggest that birds of today might be a type of dinosaur who had
C. may suggest that birds of today are a type of dinosaur who had
D. suggests that birds of today may be a type of dinosaur who --> Correct, "similarity(singular) - suggests"
E. suggests that birds of today might be dinosaurs who

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Hi All. Can someone please explain why option E is incorrect here?
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New post 21 Jul 2018, 22:30
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Hi All. Can someone please explain why option E is incorrect here?


So Answer me this, Which one you find correct?

1 - Birds are a type of dinosaurs.
2 - Birds are dinosaurs .

Birds are type of dinosaurs, one must not think they are dinosaurs. So it was more of meaning. Usually in GMAT when you left with two choices, the deciding factor come to meaning. Hope it helped.
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Hello, So I was wondering why would this sentence not be a case of subjunctive? Theory suggests it but we're not sure. So it's hypothetical still.
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