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Six captive-born Vancouver Island marmots were successfully released

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Six captive-born Vancouver Island marmots were successfully released into their native habitat last month, and brought to 35 the population count of animals in the wild.

A. and brought
B. bringing
C. and brings
D. and it brings
E. and it brought
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Six captive-born Vancouver Island marmots were successfully released into their native habitat last month, and brought to 35 the population count of animals in the wild.

A. and brought
B. bringing
C. and brings
D. and it brings
E. and it brought


The action of releasing the marmots in the wild brought the count up; so we must use the present participle: verb-ing = “bringing”.
(B) is the answer.

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B is correct as Ing modifier is describing the result of previous sentence.


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