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# Scientists believe that all domestic dogs originally have

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10 Sep 2010, 20:54
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Scientists believe that all domestic dogs originally have descended from three dogs that lived in China over 15,000 years ago.

a) have descended from three dogs that lived in China
b) descended from three dogs living in China
c) descended from three dogs that lived in China
d) have descended from three dogs living in China
e) descended from three dogs that had lived in China

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11 Sep 2010, 07:17
I chose C here...But I want to know y it cannot be E....E says "....that had lived in China" which means the dogs lived there, but aren't there anymore....But C also says ".....THAT LIVED IN CHINA" which means that the dogs lived there but we aren't sure if they still live there or not...AM I right? or have I missed something!!

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17 Sep 2010, 12:21
psychomath wrote:
I chose C here...But I want to know y it cannot be E....E says "....that had lived in China" which means the dogs lived there, but aren't there anymore....But C also says ".....THAT LIVED IN CHINA" which means that the dogs lived there but we aren't sure if they still live there or not...AM I right? or have I missed something!!

I agree with you. It confused me too... Is there an official explanation why E is wrong?
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18 Sep 2010, 11:12
I think E is correct.
The usage of past perfect tense is correct to me in this sentence.
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