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In August 2013, India was the first nation on record to declare dolphins to be non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them for the purpose of commercial entertainment.

(A) to be non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them

(B) should be non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them

(C) as being non-human persons with their own rights and banning the capture and import of them

(D) as if non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them

(E) non-human persons with their own rights, banning dolphin capture and importation

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Why is E correct?

It says "declare dolphins non-human persons......banning dolphin capture and importation."

In my opinion, its should be declare dolphins as non-humans and capture and importation are not parallel.

Can someone please clear my doubt?

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Why is E correct?

It says "declare dolphins non-human persons......banning dolphin capture and importation."

In my opinion, its should be declare dolphins as non-humans and capture and importation are not parallel.

Can someone please clear my doubt?

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Declare X,Y - is correct idiom usage

Hence option (E) is correct...

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In August 2013, India was the first nation on record to declare dolphins to be non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them for the purpose of commercial entertainment.

A. to be non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them

B. should be non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them

C. as being non-human persons with their own rights and banning the capture and import of them

D. as if non-human persons with their own rights and ban the capture and import of them

E. non-human persons with their own rights, banning dolphin capture and importation --> CORRECT
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I don't find any issue with this question. This question is clearly using the idiomatic usage of Declare.

Declare X, Y
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Here the intent of the original sentence shows India did two things
1. declare dolphins non-human persons
2. ban ....

but the answer states 1 as the only aim and the 2 being the result. Pls explain
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Here the intent of the original sentence shows India did two things
1. declare dolphins non-human persons
2. ban ....

but the answer states 1 as the only aim and the 2 being the result. Pls explain


Yes... correct.
I really doubt that this is an official question. Though, E is correct on the idiomatic usage and on the pronoun issue, I am not much convinced with the usage of participle modifier here. At best, "banning.." cannot be the result of the initial action "declare", nor can act as an adverb of manner.

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Declare and Ban goes parallel.




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Please note that in the first place India did not do two things. It did only one thing of declaring dolphins non -human persons. The act of banning was the corollary of this function. Since both the mentioned factors are not to be weighed on equal terms, a modifier to describe the subsidiary event is justified.
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shoumodip wrote:
Here the intent of the original sentence shows India did two things
1. declare dolphins non-human persons
2. ban ....

but the answer states 1 as the only aim and the 2 being the result. Pls explain


It has not been mentioned in any official guideline that the correct answer must retain the meaning of the original sentence.
It makes more sense to show the relation between declaring and banning - these events are not independent of each other and hence showing the relation using present participle is better than joining them with "and" (which does noes not show the relation).
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shoumodip wrote:
Here the intent of the original sentence shows India did two things
1. declare dolphins non-human persons
2. ban ....

but the answer states 1 as the only aim and the 2 being the result. Pls explain


It has not been mentioned in any official guideline that the correct answer must retain the meaning of the original sentence.
It makes more sense to show the relation between declaring and banning - these events are not independent of each other and hence showing the relation using present participle is better than joining them with "and" (which does noes not show the relation).


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But capture and importation is not parallel can someone explain the same.
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