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# Poaching in Africa has been the greatest threat to

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Poaching in Africa has been the greatest threat to wildlife for decades, and though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were being taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.

A. though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were being taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are

B. though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are

C. though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws have been taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

D. with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

E. though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, have been taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

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A. though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were being taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are: Incorrect: Increasing global demand is...

B. though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are: Incorrect: Increasing global demand is...

C. though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws have been taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is: "Like" for presenting examples in incorrect.

D. with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is: "with" : No contrast in the statement.

E. though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, have been taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is : Correct
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25 Jul 2017, 06:36
"have been taken years ago" makes me confused.

But finally go for E.

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Poaching in Africa has been the greatest threat to wildlife for decades, and though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were being taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.

A. though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were being taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are

S-V mismatch

B. though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are

S-V mismatch

C. though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws have been taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

Like cannot be used to give examples. Such as has to be used instead

D. with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

The original meaning is distorted

E. though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, have been taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
Correct
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05 Apr 2019, 03:47
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AjiteshArun isn't have been incorrect in E ?
I rejected E for that reason and opted for D
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AjiteshArun isn't have been incorrect in E ?
I rejected E for that reason and opted for D
I agree. E ends up including this: measures have been taken years ago, but this really should have been in one of the past tenses. If in another sentence we wanted to include something like this, we'd need to put a should or a may in front of the have.

What is the source of this question?
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05 Apr 2019, 06:24
None of the answer choices is correct.

Clearly, ‘increasing global deman...’ is singular. So, verb must be singular ‘is’ rather than plural ‘are’. Eliminate A and B.

C uses ‘like’ to give examples. Hence, C is gone.

D gives us a distorted meaning stating that awareness programs and stricter laws along with increasing demand are putting animals in danger. Bye bye D.

E uses present tense for an event that already happened in the past: measures were taken in the past and usage of ‘have’ is wrong.

We are left with nothing to select.

Useless musing: GMAT gives us 5 options and all of which are wrong. What happens? ???

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05 Apr 2019, 06:35
Vinit800HBS wrote:
Useless musing: GMAT gives us 5 options and all of which are wrong. What happens? ???
That won't normally happen (they have quality checks in place), but if it does, you should just mark something and move on.

The procedure the GMAC recommends is to report the question to the proctor, who will note the question number (but not the question!) and give it to you after your exam. I don't think they'll give you any extra time though, so this is a risky thing to do.
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