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# The fauna found in this area of the forest generally flee when approac

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The fauna found in this area of the forest generally flee when approached by humans.

A. approached
B. they are approached
D. they approach
D. approaching
E. are approached

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I would go with B, even though A may be tempting. A is not good becuase the modifier ' when approached' can modify either the area of the forest or the the fuana. B maks it clear that the pronoun 'they' can only refer to the plural fuana. C, D, and E are bizarre
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14 Nov 2019, 01:19
The fauna is singular,so the use of are in B in not appropriate. A is okay.

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30 Nov 2019, 22:33
The fauna is singular,so the use of are in B in not appropriate. A is okay.

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If fauna is singular, then the sentence should have read, the fauna generally flees. That was the deal breaker for me to choose B.
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30 Nov 2019, 23:12
OA is A but I concern B the right answer, PLEASE explain me why A is a right one. Thanks a lot
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02 Dec 2019, 05:13
Can someone explain why in the question:
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The fauna found in this area of the forest generally flee when approached by humans.

Flee is correct? Since fauna is singular, shouldn't it be flees?
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