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# That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during

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That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating of a 1,000-year-old Hohokam village in Tempe, Arizona, has nearly doubled the number of these artifacts known to exist.

A. That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating

B. Twenty-one ceramic dog figurines discovered at the excavation

C. Discovering twenty-one ceramic dog figurines at the excavating

D. Ceramic dog figurines, twenty-one of which were discovered during excavating

E. The discovery of twenty-one ceramic dog figurines during the excavation

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12 May 2006, 19:12
Only E maintains the proper continuity of the statement.

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12 May 2006, 23:10
This is the case of Idiom, Subject verb agreement.
Since discoveries were made during excavation and not at excavation. So choice B and C are wrong. Choice A is wrong clause 'that...the excavation' is not the right subject for verb has. Choice D is wrong for using 'excavating'.

A. That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating
B. Twenty-one ceramic dog figurines discovered at the excavation
C. Discovering twenty-one ceramic dog figurines at the excavating
D. Ceramic dog figurines, twenty-one of which were discovered during excavating
E. The discovery of twenty-one ceramic dog figurines during the excavation

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05 Jan 2011, 14:11
But was has nearly doubled the number is not the discovery (as E says), but the 21 ceramic figurines themselves (as in B).

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06 Jan 2011, 01:41
A. That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating

B. Twenty-one ceramic dog figurines discovered at the excavation...., has

C. Discovering twenty-one ceramic dog figurines at the excavating

D. Ceramic dog figurines, twenty-one of which were discovered during excavating...., has

E. The discovery of twenty-one ceramic dog figurines during the excavation...., has

E is correct.

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