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The leakeys discovered Homo habilis, the first tool user

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The Leakeys discovered Homo habilis, the first tool user, with two teeth found at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.

A. Homo habilis, the first tool user, with two teeth found
B. Homo habilis , the first tool user, with teeth that were found
C. When teeth of Homo habilis, the first tool user, were found
D. Homo habilis, due to two teeth found of the first tool user
E. Homo habilis, the first tool user, when two teeth were found

Originally posted by rajarams on 19 Oct 2016, 19:49.
Last edited by ydmuley on 24 Sep 2017, 14:42, edited 1 time in total.
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19 Oct 2016, 20:54
Of the available options, Option E, makes most sense because in using 'when' instead of with, the meaning is clearly communicated. The teeth on being found, has led to the leakeys discovering homo habilis.
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20 Oct 2016, 06:53
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A. This sentence conveys the meaning that HH with two teeth located at Tanzania was discovered. - awkward and weird meaning
B. Same error as in A plus passive construction
C. Fragmented sentence error, no working verb to make it a fully functioning sentence.
D. Discovered X, due to two teeth... awkward meaning as well.

E. By process of elimination, this sentence clearly conveys the meaning that HH was discovered once teeth were found at Tanzania. To me, this sentence made the most sense.
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20 Oct 2016, 10:34
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The Leakeys discovered Homo habilis, the first tool user, with two teeth found at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.

A. Homo habilis, the first tool user, with two teeth found
B. Homo habilis, the first tool user, with teeth that were found
C. When teeth of Homo habilis , the first tool user, were found
D. Homo habilis, due to two teeth found of the first tool user
E. Homo habilis, the first tool user, when two teeth were found

The Leakeys discovered Homo habilis, the first tool user, when two teeth were found at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.

IMHO (E) for the highlighted errors in the other options...

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21 Jan 2017, 04:07
For A and B: We can't stack two modifiers in a row if they're modifying the same thing.

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The Leakeys discovered Homo habilis, the first tool user, with two teeth found at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.

A. Homo habilis, the first tool user, with two teeth found ==> Implies that the discovery was done with the help of two teeth, this makes the sentence awkward and non-sensical.

B. Homo habilis, the first tool user, with teeth that were found ==> Implies that the discovery was done with the help of teeth, this makes the sentence awkward and non-sensical.

C. When teeth of Homo habilis, the first tool user, were found ==> Modifer error - makes the sentence illogical

D. Homo habilis, due to two teeth found of the first tool user ==> "Due to" incorrect IDIOM here

E. Homo habilis, the first tool user, when two teeth were found ==> CORRECT
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22 Jan 2018, 10:36
I have a question. Why "when" in E is tolerable? I remember that kaplan says "when" is strictly used for time only.
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25 Jan 2018, 07:42
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aaba wrote:
I have a question. Why "when" in E is tolerable? I remember that kaplan says "when" is strictly used for time only.

In option E "when" is referring to time - Two teeth were found; at the same time, the Leakeys discovered Homo habilis.
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