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# Though subject to the same wild-animal control efforts that

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Though subject to the same wild-animal control efforts that killed off almost all the wolves in North America over the past century, the coyoteâ€™s amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans has enabled it to expand its range into Alaska and Central America.

A. coyoteâ€™s amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans has enabled it to expand its
B. coyote, because of its amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans, have been able to expand their
C. coyote, because of its amazing ability to adapt to the presence of humans, has been able to expand its
D. amazing ability of the coyote to adapt to the presence of humans have enabled it to expand the
E. amazing ability of the coyote to adapt to the presence of humans has enabled it to expand the

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25 Aug 2006, 14:20
C for me too ... who is being subjected to the "wild-animal control efforts" .. it is coyote ... that eliminates A,D and E .. out of B and C .. C correctly uses the singular verb has ..also abiliy of is unidiomatic ... C stands ..
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25 Aug 2006, 14:31
C. coyote, because of its amazing ability to adapt to the presence of humans, has been able to expand its

Modifying "coyote" and needs to adapt.

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26 Aug 2006, 02:51
a popular one...

see this discussion:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ght=coyote

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19 Sep 2011, 00:41
narrow down to B and C since other options have modifier issues

B has subject verb agreement issue.

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19 Sep 2011, 00:52

Coyote is singular ' so has is correct'

'expand its' conveys the correct logical meaning of the sentence.

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Re: SC-Coyote's ability   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2011, 00:52
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