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Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecos

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Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals in the Pacific Northwest has increased considerably.

(A) Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals

(B) Since the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver have been discovered, the number of riparian mammals

(C) Because the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver have been discovered, the total riparian mammal number

(D) With the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of known riparian mammals

(E) With the discovery of the Tufted Badger, as well as other species, in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals

On the GMAT SC, logic is at least as important as grammar: if an answer choice is 100% grammatically correct but logically flawed, it is wrong. The GMAT SC questions present quite a wide variety of logical splits. For a detailed discussion, as well as the OE for this particular question, see:
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D is indeed the correct answer: With the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of known riparian mammals

REASONING: the intent of this sentence is to convey that the KNOWN number of riparian mammals has INCREASED. please note that there is NO CAUSALITY in the TWO EVENTS that are mentioned. The "Tufted Badger and other species" WERE ALREADY there in nature BUT it is just that they were NOT REGISTERED as "riparian mammals" EARLIER.

"SINCE" in option A gives a notion of TIMELINE--->this is not intended
"SINCE" in option B gives a notion of CAUSALITY---> not intended
"BECAUSE" in option C gives a notion of CAUSALITY ---->not intended
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24 May 2016, 22:09
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Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals in the Pacific Northwest has increased considerably.

(A) Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals

(B) Since the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver have been discovered, the number of riparian mammals

(C) Because the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver have been discovered, the total riparian mammal number

(D) With the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of known riparian mammals

(E) With the discovery of the Tufted Badger, as well as other species, in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals

On the GMAT SC, logic is at least as important as grammar: if an answer choice is 100% grammatically correct but logically flawed, it is wrong. The GMAT SC questions present quite a wide variety of logical splits. For a detailed discussion, as well as the OE for this particular question, see:
Logical Splits on GMAT Sentence Correction

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This question checks the logic ... " the number of riparian mammals " vs " the number of known riparian mammals "

Because Gmat prefers less ambiguous and more particular answers, D is right answer .

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25 May 2016, 10:28
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Dear Jat,

Does all this make sense?
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Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals in the Pacific Northwest has increased considerably.

(A) Since the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals

(B) Since the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver have been discovered, the number of riparian mammals

(C) Because the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver have been discovered, the total riparian mammal number

(D) With the discovery of the Tufted Badger and other species in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of known riparian mammals

(E) With the discovery of the Tufted Badger, as well as other species, in the ecosystems outside Vancouver, the number of riparian mammals
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27 Jun 2017, 12:12
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Education is something you do by yourself, for yourself, and on your own.

Very esoteric insight. Good learning for us.

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