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In an area devoid of volcanic activity, a discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University of California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down as 415 miles.

(A) discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University of California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down

(B) discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of California who found a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems like it had come from a depth of as much

(C) team of scientists from the University of California have discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that has seemingly come from a depth of as great

(D) team of scientists from the University of California has discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems to have come from a depth as great

(E) team of scientists from the University of California has made the discovery of a fragment of the Swiss Alps that had seemingly come from a depth as far

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A. discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University cf California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down - Incorrect. Usage of 'it' after 'like' makes the sentence awkward. 'As far as' is preferred over 'As far down'. down is redundant.

B. discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of California who found a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems like it had come from a depth of as much - Incorrect. Awkward for the reasons mentioned in A.

C. team of scientists from the University of California have discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that has seemingly come from a depth of as great - Incorrect. Subject verb agreement error.

D. team of scientists from the University of California has discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems to have come from a depth as great - Correct.

E. team of scientists from the University of California has made the discovery of a fragment of the Swiss Alps that had seemingly come from a depth as far - Incorrect. Change in meaning.

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NandishSS wrote:
In an area devoid of volcanic activity, a discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University of California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down as 415 mies.`

A. discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University cf California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down

B. discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of California who found a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems like it had come from a depth of as much

C. team of scientists from the University of California have discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that has seemingly come from a depth of as great

D. team of scientists from the University of California has discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems to have come from a depth as great

E. team of scientists from the University of California has made the disccvery of a fragment of the Swiss Alps that had seemingly come from a depth as far



In an area devoid of volcanic activity, a team of scientists from the University of California has discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems to have come from a depth as great as 415 mies.`
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NandishSS wrote:
In an area devoid of volcanic activity, a discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University of California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down as 415 mies.`

A. discovery has been made by a team of scientists from the University cf California that a fragment of the Swiss Alps seems like it came from a depth as far down

B. discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of California who found a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems like it had come from a depth of as much

C. team of scientists from the University of California have discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that has seemingly come from a depth of as great

D. team of scientists from the University of California has discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems to have come from a depth as great

E. team of scientists from the University of California has made the discovery of a fragment of the Swiss Alps that had seemingly come from a depth as far



In an area devoid of volcanic activity, a team of scientists from the University of California has discovered a fragment of the Swiss Alps that seems to have come from a depth as great as 415 mies.`


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I really admire your efforts of coloring technique. To Add on it would be great if you the mention error type, for ex:-C has SV agreement error: "team" is singular, but the verb is "have discovered."
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A. Usage of 'it' after 'like' makes the sentence awkward. Moreover 'As far as' is preferred over 'As far down as'. So, here “down” is redundant.
B. Usage of 'it' after 'like' makes the sentence awkward. Moreover, the use of “of” before “as much as” is wrong.
C. The use of “of” before “as great as” is wrong. Moreover, “team” is singular while “have discovered” is plural. This violates S-V agreement.
D. This answer choice has correct use of S-V agreement. Hence, D is the answer.
E. This statement changes the meaning of the sentence.
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