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# Sending convicts to Macquarie Island raised the possibility of

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Sending convicts to Macquarie Island raised the possibility of extinction of several native flora and fauna, each species a rare treasure living in its distinctive milieu for centuries.

A. each species a rare treasure living in its distinctive milieu for centuries
B. all the species a rare treasure living inside its distinctive milieu for centuries
C. all species a rare treasure living inside its distinctive milieu for centuries
D. every species a rare treasure living inside their distinctive milieu for centuries
E. each species a rare treasure living inside their distinctive milieu for centuries

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01 Dec 2017, 09:52
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A - correct
'its' correctly refers to 'each species' a singular antecedent.

B - incorrect
All and its issue

C - incorrect
Same as B

D- incorrect
Every is singular where as their represents plural form

E- incorrect
Each and their -- singular and plural

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01 Dec 2017, 11:22
rohan2345 wrote:
Sending convicts to Macquarie Island raised the possibility of extinction of several native flora and fauna, each species a rare treasure living in its distinctive milieu for centuries.

A. each species a rare treasure living in its distinctive milieu for centuries
B. all the species a rare treasure living inside its distinctive milieu for centuries
C. all species a rare treasure living inside its distinctive milieu for centuries
D. every species a rare treasure living inside their distinctive milieu for centuries
E. each species a rare treasure living inside their distinctive milieu for centuries

A. each species a rare treasure living in its distinctive milieu for centuries - A Noun + Noun Modifier correctly used.
B. all the species a rare treasure living inside its distinctive milieu for centuries - Pronoun Error
C. all species a rare treasure living inside its distinctive milieu for centuries - Pronoun Error
D. every species a rare treasure living inside their distinctive milieu for centuries - Pronoun Error
E. each species a rare treasure living inside their distinctive milieu for centuries[/quote] - Pronoun Error
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