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The caves of Lascaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were discovered in

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The caves of Lascaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

A. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

B. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and were estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

C. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and was estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

D. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

E. Site, was discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated as being more than 17,300 years old today.

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The correct response is (D). The subject of the sentence is the plural “caves” and so the predicate verb should be the plural “were.” The second verb in the sentence, “is”, doesn’t match “caves” either and should be changed to “are” since the estimation is happening in the present-tense.

In the original sentence, there is a confusing meaning. The heritage site wasn’t discovered. The caves were discovered, which is not clear in this version of the sentence. Additionally, “estimated at” is the incorrect idiom, although the question doesn’t hinge on knowing this idiom.


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A - were and is don't agree in number
B - were estimated is wrong tense. Present tense needs to be used
C - were and was don't agree in number, tense of was is wrong
E - caves needs to have a plural verb "were" instead of "was"

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The caves of Lascaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

A. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

B. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and were estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

C. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and was estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

D. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

E. Site, was discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated as being more than 17,300 years old today.


Its D
Estimated to be is right idiom so E and A are out
B used wrong tense it should be are estimated
C used singular subject "was" is wrong and the use of this past tense is also wrong
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D.... discovered in past,,,,

estimated in present tense....
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The caves of Lascaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

A. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

B. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and were estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

C. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and was estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

D. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

E. Site, was discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated as being more than 17,300 years old today.


Must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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The caves of Lascaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

A. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and is estimated at more than 17,300 years old today.

B. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and were estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

C. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and was estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

D. Site, were discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated to be more than 17,300 years old today.

E. Site, was discovered in 1940 by teenagers near the village of Montignac, and are estimated as being more than 17,300 years old today.
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1. Caves - plural ---> were discovered ----> E is out.
2. Estimation of cave's age - now, today (not in the past) ---> all options except of D are out.

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