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The wandering albatross, the first albatross ever to be described by

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The wandering albatross, the first albatross ever to be described by naturalists, is a large seabird that belongs to the albatross family and found primarily in the seas around Antarctica.


(A) and found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

(B) and that is found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

(C) and primarily found in the Antarctic seas

(D) being found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

(E) and are found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

Originally posted by parijit on 22 Dec 2018, 02:01.
Last edited by Bunuel on 22 Dec 2018, 07:32, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 22 Dec 2018, 06:18
I think Answer B is also not right.

There are obvious errors in A ("found" should be "is found"), C (change meaning), D ("being" is not right) and E ("are" should be "is).

B can be shorten in the form of "The wandering albatross is ... and that is ...". You need a comma before "and". Two independent clause cant just be joined by "and".
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New post 22 Dec 2018, 06:29
IMO: B
B is the best choice. The correct answer should be " and is found primarily in the seas around Antarctica".
This however, is not listed.
That in B is not needed though.
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New post 22 Dec 2018, 06:33
terrencehuang wrote:
I think Answer B is also not right.

There are obvious errors in A ("found" should be "is found"), C (change meaning), D ("being" is not right) and E ("are" should be "is).

B can be shorten in the form of "The wandering albatross is ... and that is ...". You need a comma before "and". Two independent clause cant just be joined by "and".


here that belongs.......and that is ....
is a modifier for seabird.So its correct.they are not two separate independent clauses
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parijit wrote:
The wandering albatross, the first albatross ever to be described by naturalists, is a large seabird that belongs to the albatross family and found primarily in the seas around Antarctica.


(A) and found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

(B) and that is found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

(C) and primarily found in the Antarctic seas

(D) being found primarily in the seas around Antarctica

(E) and are found primarily in the seas around Antarctica


The key to understanding how this question functions is to recognize that the underlined portion of the sentence is part of the clause beginning with THAT, and that the correct version must be parallel to the non-underlined portion of that clause, and that clause only. The rest of the sentence is effectively irrelevant.
B). Is correct because it supplies the verb "is" before "found", creating a passive construction which makes the sentence logical. In addition, the word "That" makes this version parallel to the beginning of the clause: that belongs.............that is found.
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