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# In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil

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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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14 Aug 2007, 13:02
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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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"discovery of" is in parallel with "documentation of" . So we can remove A and B for using "documenting"
"discovering" throws out E .
Between C and D , clearly D sounds better . Also "with" in C sounds redundant.
So its D.
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14 Aug 2007, 13:24
I also think the answer is D.

Lakey's is required so A, B and C are out.

E is out cuz the sentence isn't ||. (discovering and documentation are not || )
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14 Aug 2007, 13:28
Straight D

We're referring to Leaky's contributions, so D/E

and D maintains parallelism.......

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14 Aug 2007, 13:45
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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

D.

Must look at the paralell structure. What did Mary Leaky contribute?

(A) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(B) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(C) ...her discovery of and documentation of? Possible, keep
(D) ...her discovery of and her painstaking documentation of? Possible, keep
(E) ...her discovering and documentation of? No.

Between C and D.
C is past tense. Chose D.
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14 Aug 2007, 13:45
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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

D.

Must look at the paralell structure. What did Mary Leaky contribute?

(A) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(B) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(C) ...her discovery of and documentation of? Possible, keep
(D) ...her discovery of and her painstaking documentation of? Possible, keep
(E) ...her discovering and documentation of? No.

Between C and D.
C is past tense. Chose D.
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14 Aug 2007, 13:49
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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

D.

Must look at the paralell structure. What did Mary Leaky contribute?

(A) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(B) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(C) ...her discovery of and documentation of? Possible, keep
(D) ...her discovery of and her painstaking documentation of? Possible, keep
(E) ...her discovering and documentation of? No.

Between C and D.
C is past tense. Chose D.
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14 Aug 2007, 13:54
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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

D.

Must look at the paralell structure. What did Mary Leaky contribute?

(A) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(B) ...her discovery and documenting? No.
(C) ...her discovery of and documentation of? Possible, keep
(D) ...her discovery of and her painstaking documentation of? Possible, keep
(E) ...her discovering and documentation of? No.

Between C and D.
C is past tense. Chose D.
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14 Aug 2007, 22:47
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31. In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African paintings.

(A) Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaelogy with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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Doesn't "her" need a refferent??? Mary Leakey's...??? we don't know who Her is.

This is why I chose C, but C is a bit wordy
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