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# Primary reason of decreased snake population in the Mervyn

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Primary reason of decreased snake population in the Mervyn bay has been weather, hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the peninsula, which slowed metabolism and reproductive activity.

A. hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowed
B. which was hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, slowing
C. since it was hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowed
D. being hotter and more humid than averages in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowing
E. having been hotter and more humid than was average in the rest of the Peninsula, and slowed
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01 Jul 2008, 17:30
I can't resist saying (B) just because it sounds right to me. (Not a good way to approach to SC questions)
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01 Jul 2008, 17:44
its between C and A..

i think A is best..harder and more is appropriately modifying weather..use of which is best here
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Primary reason of decreased snake population in the Mervyn bay has been weather, hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the peninsula, which slowed metabolism and reproductive activity.

A. hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowed
B. which was hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, slowing
C. since it was hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowed
D. being hotter and more humid than averages in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowing
E. having been hotter and more humid than was average in the rest of the Peninsula, and slowed

"which" in A,C,D incorrectly modifies the Peninsula instead of weather.
having been hotter and more humid than was average in the rest of the Peninsulan - E has awkward construction

I pick B
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01 Jul 2008, 18:18
This question tests modifier .. i will go with B because of the reasons mentioned in posts above..
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01 Jul 2008, 18:19
OA is B guys.

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01 Jul 2008, 23:06
kapilnegi wrote:
Primary reason of decreased snake population in the Mervyn bay has been weather, hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the peninsula, which slowed metabolism and reproductive activity.

A. hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowed
B. which was hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, slowing
C. since it was hotter and more humid than average in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowed
D. being hotter and more humid than averages in the rest of the Peninsula, which slowing
E. having been hotter and more humid than was average in the rest of the Peninsula, and slowed

I think B is not right. "has been" and "was" are not the same "tense". does anyone else agree?
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01 Jul 2008, 23:39
Late but choose B. Which refers weather. Correct comparison.
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02 Jul 2008, 00:54

which was hotter clearly modifies weather.
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02 Jul 2008, 05:41
bhatiagp wrote:

which was hotter clearly modifies weather.

I agree with this, but could you also please look at my query and answer?
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02 Jul 2008, 05:54
IMO B.

Has been... something that started in the past and continues to present is on the same lines of slowing metabolism.....
and slowing rightly modifies weather
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