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# The first detailed study of magpie attacks in Australia indicates that

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20 Aug 2018, 12:14
Can we not rule out the option e because there is no clear subject of verb "had been attacked"?
The reason I ask this is because if we consider "they" as the subject, then there are 2 verbs and they are not properly connected.
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21 Aug 2018, 11:15
By Cutting the Fluff, we can reach to following core sentence:

Please correct if i am wrong in here:

The first detailed study of magpie attacks indicates

(A) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women born in the country have been attacked (Looks OK)
(B) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women, who were born in the country, had been attacked (Looks OK)
(C) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of the women born in the country had been attacked (Looks OK)
(D) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women were attacked
(E) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women who were born in the country had been attacked (DOUBLE SUBJECT)
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21 Aug 2018, 11:16
My analysis post cutting the fluff, can someone please correct me if i am wrong?

The first detailed study of magpie attacks indicates

(A) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women born in the country have been attacked (Looks OK)
(B) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women, who were born in the country, had been attacked (Looks OK)
(C) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of the women born in the country had been attacked (Looks OK)
(D) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women were attacked
(E) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women who were born in the country had been attacked (DOUBLE SUBJECT)
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23 Aug 2018, 02:02
pmal04 wrote:
Source : GMATPrep Default Exam Pack

The first detailed study of magpie attacks in Australia indicates that by the time they had reached adulthood, 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women born in the country have been attacked by the birds.

(A) by the time they had reached adulthood, 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women born in the country have been attacked by the birds

(B) by the time they reach adulthood, 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women, who were born in the country, had been attacked by birds

(C) by the time they reached adulthood, 98 percent of men and 75 percent of the women born in the country had been attacked by the birds

(D) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women that were born in the country were attacked by the birds by the time they reach adulthood

(E) 98 percent of men and 75 percent of women who were born in the country, by the time they reached adulthood had been attacked by birds

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg15120450-800-wronged-magpies-fight-back/

AUSTRALIAN wildlife can be a real health hazard—and it’s not just spiders and snakes that are the problem. The first detailed study into magpie attacks has found that a staggering 98 per cent of men and 75 per cent of women born in the country are likely to have been attacked by the birds by the time they reach adulthood.

look at choice D.
by the time +present simple must go with 'will have done" , not with 'did'. so D is gone
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29 Jan 2019, 09:47
this one got the redundancy error and the tense error
Tense: signal: by the time they reached => before this specific time of adulthood, all actions must be in past perfect tense => eliminate A, D, E
redundancy : "who were born" is more redundant than "born" => eliminate B, E
C is the last one standing.
I managed to narrow down to C and E, unfortunately i picked E because i thought the "they" pronoun in C looked suspicious (who are "they" referring to? magpie attacks or aussie adults).
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18 Feb 2019, 02:39
look at choice E
if we insert some adverb of verb or noun modifier of the subject, we need 2 commas.
she, the good person, is my friend.
she, by 2000, had passed gmat test.

we do not have the second comma for "by the time... adulthood". so, E is wrong
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