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

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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 exterminated have been

(C) Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by 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 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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New post 07 Aug 2018, 05:43
+1 for C.

(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 exterminated have been

(C) Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by city health officials last year had been --> Correct, rectifies Verb sequence error and meaning error

(D) Last year some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by 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

Hence, C.
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Bunuel 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 exterminated have been

(C) Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by 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 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



I have two doubts about OA.

First, last year and had been are redundant. You dont need a verb tense when you're specifying year. Second, do health official exterminate? I am not sure... this is strictly based on logic that health officials do not really kill dogs per se. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Bunuel 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 exterminated have been

(C) Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by 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 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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You may notice a problem with this sentence right off the bat: It doesn't make sense for the officials to have given the dogs to pet sanctuaries and to have exterminated them as part of the same gesture. A sanctuary doesn't kill dogs, at least not if it really deserves to be called a sanctuary, so the sentence needs to describe the two actions (distributing the dogs to shelters and killing them) as alternatives. Choices (C) and (D) make that correction by substituting the original and with the much more logical or. Try reading the remaining options into the sentence and you'll see that (D) makes no sense in context; made collected is not anyone's idea of correct grammar. (C) remains.

An 800 test taker understands that meaning is an inevitable part of grammar and an inevitable part of Sentence Correction questions. The purpose of grammar and its many rules is to facilitate communication, to make one person's meaning clear to someone else.
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I don't understand the logic of this sentence. Why would they collect exterminated dogs to prevent dog attacks? They are already dead
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Bunuel 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 exterminated have been

(C) Some of the wild dogs that were distributed to local pet sanctuaries or exterminated by 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 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

Past Perfect Continuous is preferred in this case as 2 separate actions happened in the past :

(1) Collection ----------> (2) Distribution
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Hence correct Answer must be (C)
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