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Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal

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Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe but fly south for thousands of miles to spend the European winters in Antarctica.


(A) Arctic terns, being true long distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

(B) Arctic terns are true long distance migrants, nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

(C) Being that they are true long distance migrants, arctic terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

(D) Nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe, arctic terns are true long distant migrants

(E) True long distance migrants, arctic terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

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Originally posted by sivasanjeev on 26 Jan 2014, 00:09.
Last edited by Bunuel on 05 Apr 2019, 04:30, edited 1 time in total.
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A. Arctic terns, being true long distance migrants , they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe Containing two subjects - Arctic terns and they - is not grammatically correct.
B. Arctic terns are true long distance migrants, nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe Two predicates are not parallel - nesting...and fly...; furthermore, by making the modifier the predicate, the sentence no longer has the same meaning and is somewhat illogical because of the "but" conjunction
C. Being that they are true long distance migrants, arctic terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe "Being that they are" is redundant
D. Nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe, arctic terns are true long distant migrants The predicate is illogical because of the "but" conjunction
E. True long distance migrants, arctic terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe OK - A possible trap is that the sentence is inverted.
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GOOD question.

At first I chose D and then when I saw the OA, I realized I was wrong. I just felt it was not right about the modify in E. Personally I'm not a native speaker.

However,D is wrong because the predicate isn't parallel. Thxs mejia401.
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Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe[/u] but fly south for thousands of miles to spend the European winters in Antarctica.

A Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

Duplication of subject 'Arctic terns' and 'they' + being true long distance is wordy.

B Arctics ternes are true long-distance migrants, nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe,

Wrong modification + wrong parallelism between 'nesting' and 'fly'. Indep. clause must be parallel Indep. clause and same for modifiers.

C Being that they are true long-distance migrants, arctics terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

'Being that...' is wordy to describe the terns as long-distance migrants.

D Nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe, arctic terns are true long-distance migrants

Although grammatically correct, the meaning is altered. The sentence aims at contradicting the 'nesting and in coastal wetlands' and 'fly long miles'

E True long-distance migrants, arctics terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe

Right modifier and conveys the right contradiction.
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Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe but fly south for thousands of miles to spend the European winters in Antarctica.

A Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe - 2 subjects - Arctic terns and they . Being is awkward here
B Arctics terns are true long-distance migrants, nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe, - Wrong modification using Verb- ing . Illogical sentence - usage of but
C Being that they are true long-distance migrants, arctics terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe - Being that they are is redundant and awkward
D Nesting in coastal wetlands of northern Europe, arctic terns are true long-distance migrants - Grammatically correct , but illogical meaning -because of the "but" conjunction
E True long-distance migrants, arctics terns nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe - Correct

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Arctic terns, being true long-distance migrants, they nest in coastal wetlands of northern Europe but fly south for thousands of miles to spend the European winters in Antarctica

The basic parallelism we need to search here for correct option is using the keyword in the non-underlined part, i.e. fly
Contenders : (A),(C) & (E).
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(A) : pronoun "they" is placed far away from "Arctic terns" to which it is referring. Also, the use of "being" is awkward here.
(C) : Although the modifier is placed at correct position, "Being that they are" is wordy construction.
(E) : Proper usage of modifier and follows parallelism (nest ... fly)

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