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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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24 Dec 2017, 19:00
SSSNW wrote:
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”.
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24 Dec 2017, 19:11
B is correct as Ing modifier is describing the result of previous sentence.

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26 Nov 2018, 13:37
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gmatFalcon wrote:
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

Dear Moderator,
Can we tag this question as modifier instead of subject verb agreement ? Thank you.
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26 Nov 2018, 16:09
stne wrote:
gmatFalcon wrote:
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

Dear Moderator,
Can we tag this question as modifier instead of subject verb agreement ? Thank you.

stne , re-tagged. Thank you.
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