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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat

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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.


(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.

(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.

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theropods VS fossil skeleton. A, D and E OUT.

Between B and C.
B ---> "had been" is a problem. Unnecessary change of tense. It means that fossil skeleton and theropods belong to different age.

C it is.
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C for me.

"theropods" should be compared with "fossil skeleton"...that leaves B and C.

"had been" is not really needed as used in B.

that leaves C.
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.


A & E are straight out because of subject-verb agreement. Among B,C,D B & D use incorrect tense leaving with C as the right choice.
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.


First strike: subject-verb agreement - it should be 'which is' because 'fossil skeleton' and 'a coat of filamentous structures' are singular. A, B and D --> wrong
Second strike: Without knowing the meaning of 'theropods', I would still go with C and not E simply because it is more concise and less cumbersome.
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.




+1 for C.Here is the explanation:

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.--> Wrong. Here ‘which are’ written after the comma wrongly modifies the skeleton.Hence it is wrong.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.--> The introduction of ‘had been’ is incorrect.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers--> Correct.
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.--> The introduction of ‘had been’ is incorrect.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.--> Wrong. Its the other way around. i.e. to say it is not the skeleton that acts as a coat of filamentous structures, rather it is the filamentous structures that provides a coat to the fossil skeleton.
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.

(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton.
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Answer Choice B & D has unauthorized use of had been,C is not correct for altering the meaning of the sentence or simply ambiguous enough.I eliminate answer Choice A for using "which" incorrectly .So the Correct answer is C

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. CORRECT
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton. Meaning error
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Like many other theropods discovered in the Yixian Formation, a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers.

(A) a coat of filamentous structures was preserved with the fossil skeleton, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. -Incorrect comparison between theropods and a coat of structures
(B) the fossil skeleton had been preserved with a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. -usage of past perfect is wrong.
(C) the fossil skeleton was preserved with a coat of filamentous structures commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers. -Correct
(D) a coat of filamentous structures, which are commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, had been preserved with the fossil skeleton. -Incorrect comparison between theropods and a coat of structures; usage of past perfect if wrong.
(E) a coat of filamentous structures, commonly recognized as the precursors of feathers, was preserved with the fossil skeleton. -Incorrect comparison between theropods and a coat of structures
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