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# The woodland sub-species were in isolation from contact with

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The woodland sub-species were in isolation from contact with humans longer than either their marsh cousins or the tree-dwelling sub-species.

A. in isolation from contact with humans longer than
B. isolated from contact with humans longer than
C. in isolation from contact with humans longer than were
D. isolated from contact with humans longer than were
E. in isolation and without contacts with humans longer than
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16 Mar 2008, 07:40
neelesh wrote:
The woodland sub-species were in isolation from contact with humans longer than either their marsh cousins or the tree-dwelling sub-species.

A. in isolation from contact with humans longer than
B. isolated from contact with humans longer than
C. in isolation from contact with humans longer than were
D. isolated from contact with humans longer than were
E. in isolation and without contacts with humans longer than

"in isolation from contact" doesn't sound right. Its between B and D. were is required at the end. So Its D.
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16 Mar 2008, 10:32
neelesh wrote:
D is correct. Why is the were required ?

"were" is required bcos isolation of sub species was longer than isolation of marsh cousins.
The isolation of sub species was not longer than marsh cousins. "were" is required bcos it fills in the gap by implying the isolation of marsh cousins.
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