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The auk, because it exhibits a docile nature, it will typically not ru

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E. The auk not only exhibits a docile nature, not typically running from humans, but also provided delicious meat, as reputed by 19th century poachers,

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The reason i eliminated E is the usage of not only...but also
not only..but also ... provide a greater emphasis on the later part by saying - bla bla is not only X but also Y...here X may very well be important but Y too is important.. and somehow X and Y are relatable in "not only...but also" ...
here "exhibiting docile nature " and "providing meat" did not seem to be relatable and the usage of not only..but also, did not make much sense..

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As far as i know , we have to go by the meaning conveyed by the original sentence.
A) means Auk was driven to extinction by 3 things:
docile nature,
not running away from poachers
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tasty meat
C is wrong because it changes tense ,that i understand but in D not running away is showing how auk has docile nature so now 2 things corresponded to its extinction:
docile nature and meat quality
So is not it change of meaning?

What if exhibits were exhibited in C?
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As long as E is rejected, it is ok, because the reason does not matter to GMAC. However, when Singapore is reachable in just two to three hours from India, would one like to go via Dubai, London, New York, etc because great scientists like Aristotle said that earth is round?.
The instant pointer is that two innate and inherent traits of something cannot be correlated in two different tenses or for that matter even just stated (without correlation) in two different tenses. By assuming that we can use past tense for the auk, we wrongly mean that they don't any more provide the delicious meat. This is untenable since the auk is still not entirely extinct, and there must be some good numbers still available. I am afraid we cannot let go this fatal error in A, B, C, and E.

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I think you got the meaning of the original sentence wrong. It never says that the auk was driven to extinction. It was at some point of time was forced to near extinction but not total. In the light of this, you might see that changing of 'exhibits' to exhibited doesn't help much.

Also, being docile and not running away is cause and effect and therefore elements of one factor and not two factors.
You may see that "not running away" is an adverbial modifier and has no verb. There are only two factors and not three factors as you have suggested.

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