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The rare bird, considered extinct for over fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.

1 The rare bird, considered extinct for over fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
2 The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
3 The rare bird, which was considered extinct for over fifty years and had actually been thriving in a remote part of the Andes, made a remarkable comeback over the past decade
4 The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.
5 The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made an remarkable comeback.

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The rare bird, considered extinct for over fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.

1 The rare bird, considered extinct for fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
2 The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
3 The rare bird, which was considered extinct for over fifty years and had actually been thriving in a remote part of the Andes, made a remarkable comeback over the past decade
4 The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.
5 The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made an remarkable comeback.

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but is the correct conjunction to be used here as we intent to express contrast. This leaves us with B and D. In B past perfect tense is used , however we don't intend to express any sequence in time. Notice that the non underlined part of the sentence use present perfect correctly as we want to establish a time line from the past to the present. Hence D wins. Also don't worry too much about comma placement in D as GMAT doesn't judge an answer on that basis.

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1 The rare bird, considered extinct for fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
2 The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
3 The rare bird, which was considered extinct for over fifty years and had actually been thriving in a remote part of the Andes, made a remarkable comeback over the past decade
4 The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.
5 The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made an remarkable comeback.

A conditional clause is required, hence choices not containing but can be removed, so ACE can be removed.
between B and D, D wins due to parallelism. In B "it" is not required.

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How would you split this sentence into its clauses?


I am gonna split the correct answer only:

The rare bird (subject)was considered extinct for over fifty years(first), was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes(second), and[, over the past decade, MODIFIER] has made an remarkable comeback(third).

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How would you split this sentence into its clauses?


I am gonna split the correct answer only:

The rare bird (subject)was considered extinct for over fifty years(first), was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes(second), and[, over the past decade, MODIFIER] has made an remarkable comeback(third).

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How would you split this sentence into its clauses?


I am gonna split the correct answer only:

The rare bird (subject)was considered extinct for over fifty years(first), was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes(second), and[, over the past decade, MODIFIER] has made an remarkable comeback(third).

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Hi, Zarrolou!

Are you sure you've split the correct answer? The my mind, the correct answer is D. The answer you've chosen (E) contains an erroneous article "an" before "remarkable".

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The rare bird, considered extinct for over fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
A. The rare bird, considered extinct for fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
B. The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
C. The rare bird, which was considered extinct for over fifty years and had actually been thriving in a remote part of the Andes, made a remarkable comeback over the past decade
D. The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.
E. The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.

The bird was considered extinct, but was still thriving somewhere. To show contrast, a contrasting conjunction is required; hence A and C are out.

E has a list of clauses joined by ',' and 'and'. The option does not highlight the contrast. The three clauses are not even parallel as is required because of the list structure. The bird: was considered, was thriving, has made - all three clauses need to start with 'was', but this will make the sentence nonsensical.

That leaves B and D. The conjunction 'but' requires the two clauses it joins to start with the same word.
B. The bird: which had been considered, but it was thriving. which.., but it was... - Incorrect
D. The bird: was considered extinct, it was thriving - was considered..., but it was thriving... - Correct

I think the 'it' after but, in both B and D, is unnecessary.
Experts, please correct me if I am wrong anywhere in the above explanation. Thanks!

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The bird was considered extinct, but was still thriving somewhere. To show contrast, a contrasting conjunction is required; hence A and C are out.

E has a list of clauses joined by ',' and 'and'. The option does not highlight the contrast. The three clauses are not even parallel as is required because of the list structure. The bird: was considered, was thriving, has made - all three clauses need to start with 'was', but this will make the sentence nonsensical.

That leaves B and D. The conjunction 'but' requires the two clauses it joins to start with the same word.
B. The bird: which had been considered, but it was thriving. which.., but it was... - Incorrect
D. The bird: was considered extinct, it was thriving - was considered..., but it was thriving... - Correct

I think the 'it' after but, in both B and D, is unnecessary.
Experts, please correct me if I am wrong anywhere in the above explanation. Thanks!


Hi vjns

First, when you see "and" or "but", think about parallelism structure. Technically, we have structures
(1) contrast: A... but B....<== A and B have opposite meaning.
(2) Non-contrast: A .... and B....... <== A and B do NOT have opposite meaning.

However, we do not have any structure like: A...but B...and C.... The structure is very confusing,
A >< B and A || C
---OR---
A >< B and A >< C.
We don't know. That's why we HAVE to repeat the pronoun as in option D (repeating of "it").

The rare bird, considered extinct for over fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.

A. The rare bird, considered extinct for fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
Wrong. We need a contrast meaning here --> "and" is not correct.

B. The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
Wrong. if the sentence were correct, "it" would be redundant.

C. The rare bird, which was considered extinct for over fifty years and had actually been thriving in a remote part of the Andes, made a remarkable comeback over the past decade
Wrong. "and" is wrong. In addition, "had been thriving" is bad grammar.
"made" is wrong tense --> we need present perfect tense because of "over the past decade".

D. The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.
Correct. The structure is: X was considered extinct, but X was actually thriving, and has made a remarkable comeback. ==> was thriving || has made. Both of them are opposite to "was considered extinct"

E. The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.
Wrong. We need "but" after "fifty years" to create a contrast meaning.

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b)The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
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D it is: The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.

faults in bold:
a)The rare bird, considered extinct for fifty years and actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
b)The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, has made a remarkable comeback over the past decade.
c)The rare bird, which was considered extinct for over fifty years and had actually been thriving in a remote part of the Andes, made a remarkable comeback over the past decade
d)The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.---->correct
e)The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, w ----->strange option !! it is not a complete sentence

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D it is:
e)The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, w ----->strange option !! it is not a complete sentence


Yup D it is. I guess for option E) aadikamagic didn't copy it properly.

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I think option B ("The rare bird, which had been considered extinct for over fifty years but it was actually ") can be eliminated
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we do not have an independent clause before 'but'.
if we use 'but' we should have this structure -- independent clause, BUT independent clause.

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Hi,

In B the time line change is not evident.

"had been considered" and "has made" show as if both are from the same era.

Option D corrects this error.

Also in option D:"The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years" is an independent clause. Hence using one of FANBOYS(but) makes sense.

In option B:"the rare bird" is already the subject. The "it" is completely unnecessary as the clause " was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes" also refers to the same rare bird.

hence D makes perfect sense.

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Option D seems the obvious choice. Just one small query - The rare bird was considered extinct for over fifty years, but it was actually thriving in a remote part of the Andes, and, over the past decade, has made a remarkable comeback.

Is the bolded comma needed in this sentence?

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The bolded comma is not an isolated one but is a part of a pairas follows:

...and, over the last decade, has made a remarkable comeback.

Notice the second comma after the word decade.

Pair of commas are sometimes used to enclose the non essential modifiers in a sentence. Here we have a non essential prepositional modifier "over the last decade" enclosed inside a pair of commas.

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The bolded comma is not an isolated one but is a part of a pairas follows:

...and, over the last decade, has made a remarkable comeback.

Notice the second comma after the word decade.

Pair of commas are sometimes used to enclose the non essential modifiers in a sentence. Here we have a non essential prepositional modifier "over the last decade" enclosed inside a pair of commas.

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Hi experts, Can somebody explain what is wrong in option B?
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I am unable to eliminate the Options. Could i get assistance.

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