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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which

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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.

(A) are thought to have first entered
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter
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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.
(A) are thought to have first entered
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter


Meaning,

the sentence is stating about Bering land bridge, which got disappeared due to environmental changes BUT people still consider that human being beings first entered Americas over that bridge.

"were " makes the sentence as if people used to think that the humans entered Americas over bridge but NOT NOW.
so, "are thought" will be used because THOUGH the bridge is no more BUT people still think that the bridge was first used by humans to enter Americas.
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Please Explain each answer option. Thanks a ton.

My answer choice is C. why not C ?

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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.

(A) are thought to have first entered
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter


We still continue to think that : human beings entered ................
Entrance of human being : Past action, hence entere dis correct..

Nothing wrong with the original sentence, answer will b (A).
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Ankit04041987 wrote:
Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.
(A) are thought to have first entered
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter


Meaning,

the sentence is stating about Bering land bridge, which got disappeared due to environmental changes BUT people still consider that human being beings first entered Americas over that bridge.

"were " makes the sentence as if people used to think that the humans entered Americas over bridge but NOT NOW.
so, "are thought" will be used because THOUGH the bridge is no more BUT people still think that the bridge was first used by humans to enter Americas.




How to conclude that human beings are still considering that human being beings first entered Americas over that bridge.
Is there any hint in the non-underlined portion?
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Geologists believe that the Bering land bridge, over which human beings are thought to have first entered the Americans, disappeared about 14,000 years ago when massive glaciers melted and caused the sea level to rise several hundred feet worldwide.

(A) are thought to have first entered - correct
(B) were thought first to enter
(C) were thought at first to enter
(D) are thought of as first entering
(E) were thought to first enter

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imyuva, that's a good question. There's no clear indication that we still consider this to be true, nor is their any indication to the contrary. However, all of the choices that use the past tense are wrong for other reasons. Specifically, they all handle the "first entered" part incorrectly. B and C apply "first" to "thought," while E places "enter" in the present tense.
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