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# Fossils of the arm of a sloth found in Puerto Rico in 1991,

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Fossils of the arm of a sloth found in Puerto Rico in 1991, and dated at 34 million years
old, made it the earliest known mammal of
the Greater Antilles islands.

A. sloth found in Puerto Rico in 1991, and dated at 34 million years old, made it the
earliest known mammal of
B. sloth, that they found in Puerto Rico in 1991, has been dated at 34 million years
old, thus making it the earliest mammal known on
C. sloth that was found in Puerto Rico in 1991, was dated at 34 million years old,
making this the earliest known mammal of
D. sloth, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, have been dated at 34 million years old,
making the sloth the earliest known mammal on
E. sloth which, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, was dated at 34 million years old,
made the sloth the earliest known mammal of

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14 Nov 2008, 23:27
D is the only answer that matches the subject up with the verb correctly:

A: fossils made (fossils can't make anything; their discovery, on the other hand, could)
B: fossils has been
C: fossils was
D: fossils have been dated (correct)
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16 Nov 2008, 10:12
Hi guys,

IMO D

Fossils of the arm of a

A. sloth found in Puerto Rico in 1991, and dated at 34 million years old, made it the
earliest known mammal of it could be, hold
B. sloth, that they found in Puerto Rico in 1991, has been dated at 34 million years
old, thus making it the earliest mammal known on "that they" is not correct
C. sloth that was found in Puerto Rico in 1991, was dated at 34 million years old,
making this the earliest known mammal of the second was needs a clearer reference
D. sloth, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, have been dated at 34 million years old,
making the sloth the earliest known mammal on hold
E. sloth which, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, was dated at 34 million years old,
made the sloth the earliest known mammal of found should be near sloth

Now, between A and D, I pick D up because of the present perfect.

OA?

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16 Nov 2008, 11:00
D. "it" in A is incorrecly referencing the noun.
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16 Nov 2008, 16:37
stallone wrote:
Fossils of the arm of a sloth found in Puerto Rico in 1991, and dated at 34 million years
old, made it the earliest known mammal of
the Greater Antilles islands.

A. sloth found in Puerto Rico in 1991, and dated at 34 million years old, made it the earliest known mammal of
B. sloth, that they found in Puerto Rico in 1991, has been dated at 34 million years old, thus making it the earliest mammal known on
C. sloth that was found in Puerto Rico in 1991, was dated at 34 million years old, making this the earliest known mammal of
D. sloth, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, have been dated at 34 million years old, making the sloth the earliest known mammal on
E. sloth which, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, was dated at 34 million years old, made the sloth the earliest known mammal of

D too for S-V agreement and rightly placed modifier..

Fossils - have.
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16 Nov 2008, 17:02
thanks for all ur replies ... i marked D as well .. BUT OA says C (source : GMAT TEST Paper)

is "this" in C the right usage ??
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17 Nov 2008, 03:26
I learnt just now that "that" is required if subordinate clause does not begin with a subject. Thus, C should be correct. However, can someone tell me whether "fossils" is singular? If not, does the verb usage in C make sense?
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17 Nov 2008, 05:27
I dnt agree with OA.Fossils is not singular so cant be : was...
dated ......
D is the best choice
stallone wrote:
thanks for all ur replies ... i marked D as well .. BUT OA says C (source : GMAT TEST Paper)

is "this" in C the right usage ??
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17 Nov 2008, 08:42
Agree, fossils is plural

What's the source of this question?

ritula wrote:
I dnt agree with OA.Fossils is not singular so cant be : was...
dated ......
D is the best choice
stallone wrote:
thanks for all ur replies ... i marked D as well .. BUT OA says C (source : GMAT TEST Paper)

is "this" in C the right usage ??

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17 Nov 2008, 09:41
stallone--based on this debate and the one on your other thread with the drug prices, I think we ought to be wary of GMAT Test Paper (not sure what that is...)

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