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Radiocarbon dating of fossils taken from caves on islands

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Radiocarbon dating of fossils taken from caves on islands along southeastern Alaska's coast suggest that at least a portion of the area was remaining ice-free during the last ice age.

a. suggest that at least a portion of the area was remaining
b. suggest at least a portion of the area remaining
c. suggests that at least a portion of the area remained
d. suggests at least a portion of the area that had remained
e. suggests at least a portion of the area to have remained.
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The subject is 'dating' so the verb has to be the plural 'suggests', which brings us to C, D and E.

The subjunctive mood states that 'suggest' should always be followed by 'that'. Hence C is the correct answer.
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New post 11 Feb 2014, 07:30
first of all "suggests" due to singular subject.


brings us down to c,d n e.

D can be ignored because of the use of past perfect...as there is no -ed form of verb as ref to it.
E can be ignored because of have i.e. present perfect.it suggests that it is still ice -free.We dont know that.
Suggests should always be connected with that as explained above.

So C is the best.
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