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The modern-day speed at which the hopping mouse and other rodents—kangaroo rats, voles and chipmunks—shivers were determined from the temperature of the air during the last ice age, though it has been over for thousands of years.

(A) shivers were determined from
(B) shivers were determined because of
(C) shivers was determined through
(D) shiver was determined by
(E) shiver was determined as a result of

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Originally posted by MBAhereIcome on 03 Sep 2011, 05:15.
Last edited by generis on 02 Oct 2018, 11:51, edited 2 times in total.
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I picked A. but, D is perfect after checking the idiom list. 'determined by' is the correct one.
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schandok wrote:
I picked A. but, D is perfect after checking the idiom list. 'determined by' is the correct one.


it is not a matter of just the idiom. subject and verb should also agree; check the question tag ;)

hopping mouse and other rodents SHIVER <---- plural
The modern-day speed ..... WAS determined <---- singular
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New post 03 Sep 2011, 07:58
+1 for D.

A and B => generally mean plural subject. Hence we need a plural verb. A, B and C are out. E seems awkward and incorrect. Left with D.

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I chose D and here is why:

(A) shivers {need plural }were {needs singular}determined from
(B) shivers {need plural }were {needs singular}determined because of
(C) shivers {need plural }was determined through
(D) shiver was determined by
(E) shiver was determined as a result of awkward


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I chose D and here is why:

(A) shivers {need plural }were {needs singular}determined from
(B) shivers {need plural }were {needs singular}determined because of
(C) shivers {need plural }was determined through
(D) shiver was determined by
(E) shiver was determined as a result of awkward


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Another reminder that I need to be more careful while I read. Picked C.

But now I realize the answer should have been D
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The modern-day speed at which the hopping mouse and other rodents—kangaroo rats, voles and chipmunks—shivers were determined from the temperature of the air during the last ice age, though it has been over for thousands of years.

(A) shivers were determined from
(B) shivers were determined because of
(C) shivers was determined through
(D) shiver was determined by
(E) shiver was determined as a result of


(D) shiver was determined by
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I understand why we are down to D or E. I picked E as I felt that it gives a better cause/effect relationship.

What makes E incorrect and D better?
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A, B ,C are plural and it is a singular subject.
Between D & E, "the determined by as a result of," is redundant

D is the best choice

(A) shivers were determined from
(B) shivers were determined because of
(C) shivers was determined through
(D) shiver was determined by
(E) shiver was determined as a result of
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