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# RAGCT 2015 Day 4: The auk, because it exhibits a docile nature

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18 Jul 2015, 11:40
D for me. Although I believe comma should be included in the underlined portion.
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18 Jul 2015, 13:14
The auk, because it exhibits a docile nature, it will typically not run from humans, and because it provided meat reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious, was nearly driven to extinction, its numbers, at one point, down to a mere thousand.

Due to the non-underlined portion "was nearly driven to extinction, its numbers, at one point, down to a mere thousand", the first clause should end with noun 'auk'. that eliminates A,B, and E.

Now, as the non-underlined portion is in past, tense agreement will have the rest of the statement to be in past as well, "provided". As nature is a fact, it stays.

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19 Jul 2015, 10:55
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19 Jul 2015, 23:48
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My angle is

1. The passage wants to describe the universal nature of auk; That it is docile and hence it does not runaway and it provides meat etc are all happening even today and will perhaps in the future also; these traits are not exclusive to the past. Hence to describe them in the past tense is untenable.

Secondly one of the traits i.e exhibits docile nature is stated in the present tense, while all other verbs are in the past tense; this shift of tense is a major flaw in the problem. Choices A, B, C and E suffer from this malady; D bucks the problem by using the tenseless modifier form to describe the two essential traits.

Thirdly, the docile nature and not running away from humans is a cause and effect phenomenon; equating both with parallel verbs is wrong. The cause, the primary trait has to have a full working verb while the effect should be in a sub-ordinate form. Choice D does this adroitly by pushing the effect into a parenthesis.

E seems to be a fragment and run-on without a subject for the verb ‘was’ and without proper conjunction or punctuation between the two independent clauses

Hi Daagh,

Isn't the cause and effect phenomena missing in this choice D? Looks like "Exhibiting" and "Providing" are providing additional information rather than showing a cause here.
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20 Jul 2015, 01:16
I think the cause and effect is implicit in D; not all times do we have to specify expressedly that something is the cause and something is the effect. For example ‘Scoring 750 plus in the GMAT, I confidently applied to the Ivy League Schools: Here, it is clear that because I have scored 750+, I am making bold to apply to Ivy League.
I feel it is ok to pass D.
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20 Jul 2015, 02:23
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I think the cause and effect is implicit in D; not all times do we have to specify expressedly that something is the cause and something is the effect. For example ‘Scoring 750 plus in the GMAT, I confidently applied to the Ivy League Schools: Here, it is clear that because I have scored 750+, I am making bold to apply to Ivy League.
I feel it is ok to pass D.

Thanks for the clarification daagh. please provide any such questions that have implied cause and effect relationship for more practice. Thank you.
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24 Jul 2015, 17:31
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A. The auk, because it exhibits a docile nature, it will typically not run from humans, and because it provided meat as reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious

This answer has a very strange construction to it.

B. The auk’s docile nature, it typically will not run from humans, and its delicious meat, as reputed by 19th century poachers,

The auk’s docile nature, modifier, and its delicious meat, modifier, was nearly driven to extinction. The auk itself not its nature or meat was nearly driven to extinction.

C. Because it exhibits a docile nature, it did not run away from humans, and it provided meat, reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious, the auk

This one is a verb tense issue. It exhibits (present), it did not run (past tense) Incorrect.

It provided meat - This shouldn't be in the past tense as the auk still provides meat.

D. Exhibiting a docile nature—it will typically not run from humans—and providing meat reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious, the auk

Clause - modifier - and clause modifier, subject - Correct

E. The auk not only exhibits a docile nature, not typically running from humans, but also provided delicious meat, as reputed by 19th century poachers,

Provided is wrong here.
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27 Aug 2015, 05:23
I eliminated most of them because their wrong parallel construction and the inconsistent verb tense.

Chose D
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23 Apr 2017, 21:30
Shouldn't the comma before was nearly driven be included in the underlined portion?
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24 Apr 2017, 00:54
The auk, because it exhibits a docile nature, it will typically not run from humans, and because it provided meat reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious, was nearly driven to extinction, its numbers, at one point, down to a mere thousand.

A. The auk, because it exhibits a docile nature, it will typically not run from humans, and because it provided meat as reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious

B. The auk’s docile nature, it typically will not run from humans, and its delicious meat, as reputed by 19th century poachers,

C. Because it exhibits a docile nature, it did not run away from humans, and it provided meat, reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious, the auk

D. Exhibiting a docile nature—it will typically not run from humans—and providing meat reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious, the auk

E. The auk not only exhibits a docile nature, not typically running from humans, but also provided delicious meat, as reputed by 19th century poachers,

Exhibiting a docile nature—it will typically not run from humans—and providing meat reputed by 19th century poachers to be delicious

Exhibiting and providing are modifier that modifies Auk
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30 Apr 2017, 03:35
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Shouldn't the comma before was nearly driven be included in the underlined portion?

Thank you for pointing out - corrected.
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