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The huge earthquake that occurred in Chile in 1960, had a magnitude of 9.5, believed to be the largest earthquake the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be


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The huge earthquake that occurred in Chile in 1960, had a magnitude of 9.5, believed to be the largest earthquake the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be

Please provide an explanation to your answer choice.

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c.

(A) INCOMPLETE.
(B) that?
(C) and it is believed to have been ---- cool
(D) which?
(E) which?
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tarek99 wrote:
The huge earthquake that occurred in Chile in 1960, had a magnitude of 9.5, believed to be the largest earthquake the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be


Please provide an explanation to your answer choice.

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I would go with E since 'to be' tells us that it is still believed
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New post 07 Oct 2008, 09:59
and it is believed to have been >> wordy..!

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i think A

its the most economical and it is still beleived so you dont need past perfect
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OA is C, but WHY??? Would someone please explain?
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Please shed some light - explanation for this answer.

I go with A as it was concise and clear to the point but amaze by OA ..C ?

We can def. ruled out D, E as we are not sure about what does 'which' referes..(chile or earthquake)
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New post 08 Oct 2008, 21:10
Let's do POE
D is syntactically wrong
E - which refers what?
If A is right, then so can B - believed to be sounds present tense
If we do that, then we are left with C - It goes like the earthquake in 1960 which was of magnitude 9.5 - now there might not have been any proof or something like that - and so " it is believed to have been"

So C it is by POE!
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I agree with C, but do we need comma after 1960???
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The huge earthquake that occurred in Chile in 1960, had a magnitude of 9.5, believed to be the largest earthquake the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be -- (Misplaced Modifier) here -ed modifier is trying to modify The huge earthquake, which is placed quite far from it.
(B) and that is believed to be -- (Construction error : Clause and that (restrictive clause) such parallelism is not allowed either it should be clause and clause or restrictive and restrictive type)
(C) and it is believed to have been -- POE -- Other options are wrong. Idiomatic : The huge earthquake is believed to have been(BE) the largest earthquake
(D) which was, it is believed, -- (Misplaced modifier) which is trying to modify far away noun The huge earthquake, further placement of "it is believed" is wrong.
(E) which is believed to be -- (Misplaced modifier) which is trying to modify far away noun The huge earthquake.
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