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Question No.: SC 97
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Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, and it is still prized as a game animal by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat in a heavily spiced stew.

(A) it is still prized as a game animal
(B) it is still prized as game animals
(C) they are still prized as game animals
(D) they are still prized as being a game animal
(E) being still prized as a game animal

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An important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, iguanas are still prized as game animals by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat— it tastes somewhat like chicken—in a heavily spiced stew.

Originally posted by mbagal1 on 25 Dec 2006, 13:47.
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Subject verb agreement

Iguanas have ... --> Iguanas : plural

POE: A,B and E go away

we have C and D
prized as game animals .. must be plural

D violates the subject verb agreement too


My answer is C

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Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, and it is still prized as a game animal by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat in a heavily spiced stew.

(A) it is still prized as a game animal
(B) it is still prized as game animals
(C) they are still prized as game animals
(D) they are still prized as being a game animal
(E) being still prized as a game animal



I had a doubt regarding "they"......can they be used to refer to animals.
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Hey ajit:

Definitely - "they" is a plural pronoun, so it is actually required to modify the plural "iguanas". "They" can modify anything plural - people, animals, or even just things (e.g. "older buildings are beautiful but they require twice as much money to maintain as do modern homes").

This one comes down to a singular/plural pronoun agreement situation, and because "Iguanas" is the subject (plural) we MUST have "they" as the pronoun.
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There is the singular-plural mismatch in E. But apart from that, "being..." is actually a modifier/adjective phrase modifying Iguanas. The "and" before "being" requires at least a verb (and optionally also a noun/pronoun).

For example:
He played well, and, captaining the team, (he) led his team to victory.

Modifiers typically provide "extra" information. So whenever you encounter a modifier, you should try to remove it from the sentence and see whether the remaining sentence contains the essential elements (noun or pronoun, verb, optional object).
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Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, and it is still prized as a game animal by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat in a heavily spiced stew.
(A) it is still prized as a game animal - Subject verb agreement issue
(B) it is still prized as game animals - Subject verb agreement issue
(C) they are still prized as game animals- Correct
(D) they are still prized as being a game animal - usage of being
(E) being still prized as a game animal - usage of being

Answer C
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Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, and it is still prized as a game animal by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat in a heavily spiced stew.

Issue: Pronoun Reference | Meaning

Analysis:
1. This sentence connects two clauses using "and" and the main subject of the sentence is "Iguanas" which is plural
2. Core of the sentence: "Iguanas have been .... food source, and they are... prized as game animal..."
3. The original sentence has pronoun reference error as it used singular "it" to refer to "Iguanas"


I have highlighted the issues below:

(A) it is still prized as a game animal

(B) it is still prized as game animals

(C) they are still prized as game animals

(D) they are still prized as being a game animal
- "prized as being" leads to meaning issue and changes it from what original sentence intends to say

(E) being still prized as a game animal
- Since "and" here is used to connect two clause, they should be independent. This options is missing a subject.

Answer: (C)
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Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, and it is still prized as a game animal by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat in a heavily spiced stew.

(A) it is still prized as a game animal
(B) it is still prized as game animals
(C) they are still prized as game animals
(D) they are still prized as being a game animal
(E) being still prized as a game animal

They is correct since the first part of the sentence uses 'have been which is plural if it was 'it' then it should be 'has been'
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New post 19 Jul 2017, 09:13
By removing the fluff, we can see that Iguanas is plural and the original sentence uses 'it' and 'animal' in singular. For this reason eliminate A,B,D and E

Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America since prehistoric times, and it is still prized as a game animal by the campesinos, who typically cook the meat in a heavily spiced stew.

The only answer left is C
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I have a pronoun related question, can "it" refer to only things or it can refer to living things too ? I am certain "it" cannot be used to refer Humans.
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hero_with_1000_faces wrote:
I have a pronoun related question, can "it" refer to only things or it can refer to living things too ? I am certain "it" cannot be used to refer Humans.


Hey hero_with_1000_faces ,

"It" can refer to all living things except humans.

Does that make sense?
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