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# And for my 1000th post.... According to entomologists,

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And for my 1000th post....

According to entomologists, single locusts are quiet creatures, but when locusts are placed with others of their species , they become excited, change color, vibrate, and even hum.

A. when locusts are placed with others of their species,

B. when placing them with others of their species, then

C. locusts, when placed with others of their species,

D. placing them with others of their species,

E. placed with others of their species, then
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05 Feb 2006, 00:30
Original sentence seems fine (A). Who knows how excited those entomologist types can get

BTW: Let me be the first to congratulate our top gunner TeHCM on her 1000th post achievement. Keep up the outstanding work!!!

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05 Feb 2006, 00:48
agree with "A"

CONGRATS TEHCM.......

learned a lot from ur SC explanations...

Thanx...

When do u plan to give the gma ?

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05 Feb 2006, 00:48
A for me too and

Congraaaaaaaats TehCM!
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05 Feb 2006, 07:00
TeHCM congrats)) I think 99.9% of your posts are very useful))
A it is
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05 Feb 2006, 07:36
A - it is for me. IMHO, the best of the rest

I am not sure about the explanations - but will give it shot - feel free to correct me or present a better explantion

A. when locusts are placed with others of their species,
Seems right.

B. when placing them with others of their species, then
no clear antecedent for "them" - could imply entomologists or locusts. In addition, I think "placing" seeming to indicate - that the locusts are excited, change color, etc only during the act of "placing" and not after

C. locusts, when placed with others of their species,
", when.." introduces a non-restrictive clause here - this information has to be a restrictive one

D. placing them with others of their species,
For same reasons as in B

E. placed with others of their species, then
"then" should follow a condition typically introduced with the "if" clause - in this case the phrases prior to "then" does not introduce a condition.

TeHCM,

You rock girl. Always learned something or the other in your GREAT explanations.

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05 Feb 2006, 10:34
Agree with A

5elements wrote:
A - it is for me. IMHO, the best of the rest

E. placed with others of their species, then
"then" should follow a condition typically introduced with the "if" clause - [color=darkblue]in this case the phrases prior to "then" does not introduce a condition.[/color]

Can you give an example of dark colored quote ?

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05 Feb 2006, 13:07
Thanks guys for the warm wishes, its definitely the best forum ever!

Yurik, can you tell me when are the other 0.1% of the posts that you DID NOT find useful? LOL j/k

Btw, OA is A
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