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# Fledging sea eagles

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02 Apr 2006, 02:24
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

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02 Apr 2006, 02:44

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what is the difference between ",brining" and &quo [#permalink]

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02 Apr 2006, 02:49
SimaQ wrote:

what is the difference between ",brining" and "and brought"?
would you explain?

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02 Apr 2006, 02:56
we don't use and brought here because it would sound as if the eagles brought the number 34....

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what's the subject of bringing then? [#permalink]

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02 Apr 2006, 03:03
SimaQ wrote:
we don't use and brought here because it would sound as if the eagles brought the number 34....

I still have question though.

what is the subject of "brining" ? To me, it sounds like the fledging sea gulls. If so, your explanation is not quite perfect because ",and brough" has as you explained the same subject with "brining".

I think there must be a slight difference in the meaning of "bringing" and "and brought".

Thank you anyway.

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02 Apr 2006, 03:30
Agreed! Its A

I like ur explanation!

And again, ur photo makes me crack up every time I see it! Is that u :D

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Re: what's the subject of bringing then? [#permalink]

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02 Apr 2006, 03:48
antiant wrote:

what is the subject of "brining" ?

I am picking ^ A ^ here.

I think the subject with "bringing" is the action of leaving their nests..

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02 Apr 2006, 03:54
bringing to #~ is idiomatic indicating a cumulative sum. (nobody or no seagull physically brought anything)

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02 Apr 2006, 04:00
GMATT73 wrote:
bringing to #~ is idiomatic indicating a cumulative sum. (nobody or no seagull physically brought anything)

I didn't know that

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08 Apr 2007, 13:27
didn't know that too, kudos!

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08 Apr 2007, 14:17
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09 Apr 2007, 00:28
This question is 7.5 years old, orginally published in GMAT OG 9
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"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

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09 Apr 2007, 10:04
antiant 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

A

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Re: Fledging sea eagles   [#permalink] 09 Apr 2007, 10:04
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