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# Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western

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Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer, bringing to 34 the number of wild birds successfully raised since transplants from Norway began in 1975.

A) bringing
B) and brings
C) and it brings
D) and it brought
E) and brought

Please explain why.
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26 Mar 2007, 20:57
I choose A!

A) bringing - correct
B) and brings - no referent
C) and it brings - What does "it" refer to?
D) and it brought - same as C
E) and brought - no referent
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26 Mar 2007, 21:12
leeye84 wrote:
Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer, bringing to 34 the number of wild birds successfully raised since transplants from Norway began in 1975.

A) bringing
B) and brings
C) and it brings
D) and it brought
E) and brought

Please explain why.

cause and effect questions should have -ing form (participle)

A
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26 Mar 2007, 21:25
leeye84 wrote:
All cause and effect should have -ing form?

I read it some where dude...But here the partciple form is the key
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26 Mar 2007, 21:43
The OA is A.

I chose E, brought, on my first try. The part that confused me was the tense.

"the eagles LEFT... sucessfully RAISED..."

Why does the sentence not use Simple Past?

My SC sucks, thanks for being patient.
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27 Mar 2007, 21:35
E says that the action of leaving the nests and bringing the no. to 34 are separate ideas due to the word 'and'.
It is the whole action of leaving the nests that brings the no. to 34.

So A is appropriate modifying the whole preceding clause...Hope it helps.
27 Mar 2007, 21:35
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