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# Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet

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Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries by city health officials and exterminated last year were collected as part of the city's initiative to protect local residents from dog attacks.

A. Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries by city health officials and exterminated last year were
B. Some of the wild dogs that the local pet sanctuaries received and city health officials exterminate have been
C. Some of the dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by the city health officials had been
D. Last year some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by the city health officials made
E. Last year city health officials distributed to local pet sanctuaries as well as exterminated some of the wild dogs that had been
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10 Jun 2005, 08:44
C looks OK.I just don't like "had been" used in C.
Can anyone explain it?
Other choices are all wrong to me.
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10 Jun 2005, 08:54
C it is

it is about tile sequence. The dongs had been collected and then were distributed.

C clearly indicates that the dogs had been collected to protect to public or were distributed.

And you need OR because the same dog can not be distributed and exterminated .

Moreover I dont think the answer choices are complete because no where in GMAT will you see missing words that are in question stems and not in answers choice. Last year is missing in the answer stem of C.
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10 Jun 2005, 16:40
C from me too
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12 Jun 2005, 02:20
C.

Now Iremember this one, you don;t send a dog to a sanctuary to get it killed.
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12 Jun 2005, 09:04
OA is C
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29 Aug 2011, 13:06
Can anybody explain what is wrong with option E
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29 Aug 2011, 15:07
brar wrote:
Can anybody explain what is wrong with option E

"Last year city health officials distributed to local pet sanctuaries as well as exterminated some of the wild dogs that had been collected as part of the city's initiative to protect local residents from dog attacks."

usage of "as well as" vaguely conveys that health officials did both the tasks together: distributed to local pet sanctuaries & exterminated. You either distribute or exterminate. Usage of additive phrase "as well as" ruins the intent.

Also, sometimes GMAT considers placement of the modified object bit strictly.

Here, if you see:
distributed to local pet sanctuaries some of the wild dogs.

GMAT prefers:
distributed some of the wild dogs to local pet sanctuaries.

In order to get rid of this awkwardness, choice "C" presents a choice with clearer meaning, but it is in passive voice. Correctness take the precedence over a sentence written in active voice.
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29 Aug 2011, 20:20
+1C

Collecting the dogs took place before distributing them or exterminating them.
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30 Aug 2011, 02:35
1. Can you see that C doesn’t even talk about last year. Isn’t it a breach of intent?
2. As per the original, the distribution was by health officials. That much is certain We cannot say for sure whether extermination was done by health officials. But as per C extermination is by officials. Doesn't it alter the intent? Are we to take that intent is no consideration in this topic?

In the light of these factors, doesn’t E look better, in spite of the uncertainty about who distributed and who exterminated?
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30 Aug 2011, 02:55
Everything looks good in C, except 'had been'! Can someone explain!

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07 Nov 2011, 13:29
i agree with daagh, i crossed out C as soon as i noticed the "last year" missing.
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08 Nov 2011, 01:09
C is definitely out, i go for E. This is more clear and maintains parallelism.
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08 Nov 2011, 11:50
ngobaotrung wrote:
Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries by city health officials and exterminated last year were collected as part of the city's initiative to protect local residents from dog attacks.

A. Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries by city health officials and exterminated last year were
B. Some of the wild dogs that the local pet sanctuaries received and city health officials exterminate have been
C. Some of the dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by the city health officials last year had been
D. Last year some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by the city health officials made
E. Last year city health officials distributed to local pet sanctuaries as well as exterminated some of the wild dogs that had been

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04 Sep 2013, 13:53

There are two past events in the sentence.
1. Distribution of dogs to local pet sanctuaries.
2. Collection of dogs.
Collection of dogs happened before their distribution.So we will need past perfect tense to differentiate two past events.
Option C & E left.
Meaning of option E is incorrect.
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13 Mar 2015, 12:00
Whoever wrote this question at the forum made more than 1 mistake in option C , in light of which people may be reluctant to choose option C".
Mistake #1 last year is missing
mistake #2 wild dogs are changed to just dogs.
GMAT does not make such answer choices, atleast i have not seen so far.

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