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New post 11 May 2016, 19:59
since the scientists cannot be precise on their idea, they must assume then, now, and will probably keep assuming in the future, therefore we use "have assumed" ... furthermore, the it/they dilemma is solved by asking what it or they corresponds to and links with in the sentence. It must be our answer, as "it" correlates to the eye which is being discussed at the end, insect v vertebrae

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A having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it==>Wrong Wrong Verb
B having hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that they ==> Wrong Pronoun
C with its hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain scientists' assuming that they ===>Wrong Pronoun
D with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain scientists' assuming that it ==>Wrong Verb
E with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that it ==> Correct


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The intricate structure of the compound insect eye, having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it evolved independently of the vertebrate eye.

A having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it
B having hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that they
C with its hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain scientists' assuming that they
D with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain scientists' assuming that it
E with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that it

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The intricate structure of the compound insect eye, having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it evolved independently of the vertebrate eye.


Structure... , .... , helpS explain why scientists have it

A having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it
B having hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that they
C with its hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain scientists' assuming that they
D with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain scientists' assuming that it
E with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that it
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A having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it Uses 'help'
B having hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that they Uses 'they' at the end
C with its hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain scientists' assuming that they uses 'they' at the end
D with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain scientists' assuming that it uses 'help'
E with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that it Correct

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Wanted to ask a question regarding the "having"vs "with" at the beginning of the sentence. I believe that "having would be wrong because it would modify the previous verb but in this case there is none. More importantly, it would need to modify the previous noun, "compound insect eye." The modified "with" accomplishes that. Anyone that can confirm my logic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Wanted to ask a question regarding the "having"vs "with" at the beginning of the sentence. I believe that "having would be wrong because it would modify the previous verb but in this case there is none. More importantly, it would need to modify the previous noun, "compound insect eye." The modified "with" accomplishes that. Anyone that can confirm my logic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!


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Wanted to ask a question regarding the "having" vs "with" at the beginning of the sentence. I believe that "having would be wrong because it would modify the previous clause but in this case there is none (only a noun phrase exists). More importantly, it would need to modify the previous noun, "compound insect eye." The modified "with" accomplishes that. Anyone that can confirm my logic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!


I am also of the same view.

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The intricate structure of the compound insect eye, having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it evolved independently of the vertebrate eye.

A having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it
B having hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that they
C with its hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain scientists' assuming that they
D with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain scientists' assuming that it
E with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that it


A "Structure" is singular and thus the aux verb "help" should also be singular.
B "They" is incorrect--"it," the structure of the eye, evolved separately.
C "They" is incorrect--"it," the structure of the eye, evolved separately.
D "Structure" is singular and thus the aux verb "help" should also be singular.
E Correct.

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The intricate structure of the compound insect eye, having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it evolved independently of the vertebrate eye.

Here the noun 'intricate structure' is singular and hence needs a singluar verb form of 'helps'. Eliminate answers A & D

Using the same logic, answers B & C end with the plural form 'they'. This is incorrect. Eliminate answers B & C
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The intricate structure of the compound insect eye, having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it evolved independently of the vertebrate eye.

A having hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain why scientists have assumed that it
B having hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that they
C with its hundreds of miniature eyes that are called ommatidia, helps explain scientists' assuming that they
D with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, help explain scientists' assuming that it
E with its hundreds of miniature eyes called ommatidia, helps explain why scientists have assumed that it

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"E" is the correct choice - subject-verb agreement and pronoun 'it' correctly refers to the singular noun "the compound insect eye".
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