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# According to scientists at the University of California, the

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According to scientists at the University of California, the pattern of changes that have occurred in human DNA over the millennia indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who lived in Africa sometime between 140,000 and 280,000 years ago.

A. indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who

B. indicate that everyone alive today might possibly be a descendant of a single female ancestor who had

C. may indicate that everyone alive today has descended from a single female ancestor who had

D. indicates that everyone alive today may be a descendant of a single female ancestor who

E. indicates that everyone alive today might be a descendant from a single female ancestor who

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31 Oct 2007, 03:06
millennia is plural hence it should be "indicate" and not "indicates". Choices D or E are wrong. Left are A,B,C.

B seems to be correct.

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31 Oct 2007, 04:04
carpeD wrote:
According to scientists at the University of California, the pattern of changes that have occurred in human DNA over the millennia indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who lived in Africa sometime between 140,000 and 280,000 years ago.

A. indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who

B. indicate that everyone alive today might possibly be a descendant of a single female ancestor who had

C. may indicate that everyone alive today has descended from a single female ancestor who had

D. indicates that everyone alive today may be a descendant of a single female ancestor who

E. indicates that everyone alive today might be a descendant from a single female ancestor who

Subject is "pattern" therefore verb should be "indicates". I will go for "might be" over "may be" in this case because might shows less likelihood of this possibility.

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31 Oct 2007, 10:24
Looks like D to me.

A) as on the way mentioned "pattern" is the subject and is singular so singular verb indicates should be used. So A, B, C out.

Among D and E, "descendant of" is the correct idiom and "descendant from" . That leaves answer choice D.

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31 Oct 2007, 11:24
B.

I would pick that for a different reason: female ancestor who "had lived" ... seems perfect - past perfect!!!

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31 Oct 2007, 19:19
smooth & ontheway -- thanks for correcting me.

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