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# Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute an

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Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since

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23 Jun 2018, 16:19
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Hello Everyone!

Let's tackle this, one problem at a time, and narrow it down to the right answer!

Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since

If you scan over the options quickly, two major differences stand out between each answer. By focusing on these two issues, we can quickly narrow things down to find the right option.

1. The beginning = being biologically different vs. biologically different
2. The ending = since vs. after

Okay, so let’s start with #1 on our list: being biologically different vs. biologically different. In this sentence, the writer is giving you a list of qualities of marsupials. We know that the items in a list must be parallel, so let’s see which of these two options is better. To make this easier to spot, exchange the words “as well as” with “and” to create a simple list:

cute and cuddly, and being biologically differentNOT PARALLEL
cute and cuddly, and biologically differentPARALLEL

We can eliminate options A and B because they both have lists that aren’t parallel. This leaves us with options C, D, and E to choose from. Let’s see how well they stack up to #2 on our list: using since vs. after correctly.

C. they attracted a lot of attention since

This is INCORRECT because the word “since” requires the present perfect (have attracted)to show that the event started in the past, but is still going on today.

D. they have attracted a lot of attention after

This is also INCORRECT because the word “after” doesn’t work with the present perfect “have attracted.” Saying “after” suggests that they attracted attention immediately after being discovered, but aren’t still doing so today – which isn’t true.

E. they have attracted a lot of attention since

Option E is CORRECT because it uses the word “since” with the present perfect to correctly show that an event began in the past, and it is still going on today.

This leaves us with option E as the correct answer!

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Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since

We have three splits here
1) Usage of being .
Usage of being is incorrect here because it introduces parallelism error here.
X as well as Y. X & Y should be parallel
are cute and cuddly as well as biologically different is the correct usage.

Hence Eliminate A & B

2) Idiom - different than & different from.
We always use different from. different than is incorrect.

Eliminate C & D based on this.
E is the answer. But let's see what is the third split.

3) Usage of Since & After.
Usage of After is incorrect. Because "AFTER" doesn't provide the continuous details. It tells about a particular point in the past.
Whereas "SINCE" conveys the detail about every instant second from the past.

Basically:- "Since" includes all the seconds from then until now. "After" drops you on one spot in that time.

Hence E correctly conveys the meaning.

4) I noticed one more split here.
B & C - is missing the "have" in the Main Clause.
Whenever we use "SINCE", the verb tense should be Present Perfect. "have attracted" is the correct usage.

E is the best of All.
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Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
being biologically different is NOT parallel to cute and cuddly
Attention is since X not after X
Different FROM is the correct idiom

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
although corrects SINCE and different FROM errors,
creates a new error by removing HAVE..
It has to be ..(. they HAVE attracted a .... SINCE .....)
Being is wordy

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
Being removed and since correctly uses..
However tense error-HAVE- and idiom error of different THAN remains

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
Errors of idiom different than, and usage of after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since
Corrects all errors

E

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Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after - usage of being to describe physical characteristics is wrong. Also parallelism error for 'as well as".

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since - Same as A

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since - different than.. is unidiomatic

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after - Same as C

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since - Correct

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23 Jun 2018, 07:30
chetan2u wrote:
Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
being biologically different is NOT parallel to cute and cuddly
Attention is since X not after X
Different FROM is the correct idiom

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
although corrects SINCE and different FROM errors,
creates a new error by removing HAVE..
It has to be ..(. they HAVE attracted a .... SINCE .....)
Being is wordy

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
Being removed and since correctly uses..
However tense error-HAVE- and idiom error of different THAN remains

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
Errors of idiom different than, and usage of after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since
Corrects all errors

E

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I have a doubt regarding the usage of "they" in the second half of the sentence . Isn't the usage of "they" ambigious as it can refer to both the australian and north american animals ?
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abhinav2892 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
being biologically different is NOT parallel to cute and cuddly
Attention is since X not after X
Different FROM is the correct idiom

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
although corrects SINCE and different FROM errors,
creates a new error by removing HAVE..
It has to be ..(. they HAVE attracted a .... SINCE .....)
Being is wordy

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since
Being removed and since correctly uses..
However tense error-HAVE- and idiom error of different THAN remains

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after
Errors of idiom different than, and usage of after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since
Corrects all errors

E

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Dear Sir

I have a doubt regarding the usage of "they" in the second half of the sentence . Isn't the usage of "they" ambigious as it can refer to both the australian and north american animals ?

Hi abhinav2892,
No, the pronoun THEY refers to the subject of the previous clause and the subject is Australian marsupials.
North American marsupials have been used as an object and that too only in a comparison of one of the property...
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30 Oct 2018, 04:15
A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since
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19 Feb 2019, 07:17
look at choice D.
"after" can still work with have done if the logic is good.

after you leaved, I have closed the door
this is correct. closing is terminate action, which happen for a short time. closing is an action, which finished in the past but its effect is still at present. this is one case, in which present perfect is used.

the other case, in which present perfect is used is an action, which began in a point of time in the past and continue to present. this case is for our question. in this case, "since" is used.

it is clear that "after" can still go with present perfect.

above are 2 basic cases, in which present perfect is used. we do not need to study any other uses of present perfect
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03 Jun 2019, 09:34
Bunuel wrote:
Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since

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Being rejection as being here is wordy
different "from" not "than"
E becomes the winner on basic grammar rules
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Because many of Australia's marsupials, such as the koala, are cute and cuddly, as well as being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after their discovery in the 1700s.

Difference Between Since and After.

Since: If we are doing something which is still continuing from past to till now. We will use since. I am working as a professor since 1990.

After: If a worked happened in past and finished in past itself. The world found peace after 1990.

So in this question the action is continuing So we will use Since.( Correct)

A. being biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

Such as X, Y.So use of being is wrong. use of After also WRONG.

B. being biologically different from North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

Same as A. Use of Since is correct

C. biologically different than North American marsupials, they attracted a lot of attention since

Error in tense . Simple past use is wrong. As something is still continuing.

D. biologically different than North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention after

Use of After is WRONG. This is the trap answer, AS this one is same like opt E but the difference is only SINCE and AFTER

E. biologically different from North American marsupials, they have attracted a lot of attention since

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