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The British sociologist and activist Barbara Wooton once noted as a humorous example of income maldistribution that the elephant that gave rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo was earning annually exactly what she then earned as director of adult education for London.

A.that the elephant that gave rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo was earning
B.that the elephant, giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo, had been earning
C.that there was an elephant giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo and it earned
D.the elephant that gave rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo and was earning
E.the elephant giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo and that it earned

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New post 29 Aug 2008, 13:33
rishi2377 wrote:
The British sociologist and activist Barbara Wooton once noted as a humorous example of income maldistribution that the elephant that gave rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo was earning annually exactly what she then earned as director of adult education for London.

A. that the elephant that gave rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo was earning
B. that the elephant, giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo, had been earning
C. that there was an elephant giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo and it earned
D. the elephant that gave rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo and was earning
E. the elephant giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo and that it earned

Please explain...OA to follow


A. parallel and correct tense.
B. "giving rides to childern at the Whipsnade zoo" alone cannot modify the elephant.
C. is in passive
D. run-on
E. run-on
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New post 29 Aug 2008, 15:17
okay, I got this one correct in prep. 'cause of faulty use of tenses as well as modifying phrase in B seems awakward ...just wanted to be clear abt my objection to modyfing phrase.
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