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Although 35 Asian freshwater turtles were initially placed in captivity in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they had moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989 after zookeepers realised that the turtles could not survive the heat and humidity of southern Florida.

a. were initially placed in captivity in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they had moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989

b. placed themselves in captivity initially in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they were moved to 1989 in the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo

c. were placed initially in Metro zoo of Miami in captivity in the summer of 1987, moving to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989

d. were placed initially in captivity in the Miami Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989

e. were initially placed in captivity in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they were moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989
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New post 30 Jun 2016, 09:04
A wrong
they had moved.....1989
is used for later past event...
Here realisation occured before movement of turtles....

B wrong
Placed themselves ......indicate it is the the turtles that are placing themselves....

C wrong
V+ing modifier wrongly used... makes the sentence a fragment...

D. Wrong
They didn't moved by themselves...

E correct.
Were placed and were moved indicate that zoo keepers did the action of moving the turtles.


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Although 35 Asian freshwater turtles were initially placed in captivity in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they had moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989 after zookeepers realised that the turtles could not survive the heat and humidity of southern Florida.

a. were initially placed in captivity in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they had moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989

b. placed themselves in captivity initially in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they were moved to 1989 in the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo

c. were placed initially in Metro zoo of Miami in captivity in the summer of 1987, moving to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989

d. were placed initially in captivity in the Miami Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989

e. were initially placed in captivity in Miami’s Metro zoo in the summer of 1987, they were moved to the more temperate environs of the San Francisco Zoo in 1989



Most of the answer choices distorts the meaning ( Suggesting that the turtles themselves moved to a diff location )...

However in (E) conveys the intended meaning and is gramatically correct ( USe of pronoun they for turtles )


Hence Answer will be (E)

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IMO option E

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I have a doubt in this question as I had selected the incorrect answer.
My verbal tutor had once taught us a rule in the class saying that, [adverb] + [verb] is incorrect usage and that the right usage is [verb] + [adverb]. This is the reason why I eliminated Option (A) and Option (E) immediately.

Eg.
1. The food was slowly cooked. (Incorrect)
2. The food was cooked slowly. (Correct)

Could someone please throw some light on this? Did my ma'am teach an incorrect rule? Does a rule like this even exists? If not, is Statement 1 correct usage as well?
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sahilmshah92 wrote:
I have a doubt in this question as I had selected the incorrect answer.
My verbal tutor had once taught us a rule in the class saying that, [adverb] + [verb] is incorrect usage and that the right usage is [verb] + [adverb]. This is the reason why I eliminated Option (A) and Option (E) immediately.

Eg.
1. The food was slowly cooked. (Incorrect)
2. The food was cooked slowly. (Correct)

Could someone please throw some light on this? Did my ma'am teach an incorrect rule? Does a rule like this even exists? If not, is Statement 1 correct usage as well?


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