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

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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 coyote's amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans has enabled it to expend its range into Alaska and Central America.

(A) coyote's amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans has enabled it to expend 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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17 Aug 2006, 07:53
Instant (C) for correct modifier and idiomatic construction abiility to~
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17 Aug 2006, 08:09
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amazing ability can't be the subject to the wild-animal control so A,D and E are out
between B and C I ll take C for ability to looks better than ability for
C it is
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17 Aug 2006, 08:42
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C. coyote, because of its amazing ability to adapt to the presence of humans, has been able to expand it

Clearly C.

Modifier "Though..." should modify "coyote" not the "coyote's ability".
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18 Aug 2006, 02:53
Clear C.
Only B and C have the correct modifier.
But C is more idiomatic with "Ability to"
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18 Aug 2006, 16:53
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amazing ability didn't kill anyone

the coyote did... hence A D E are out

B has pronoun problem "THEIR" and unidiomatic "ABILITY OF ADAPTING"

C here 100%
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19 Mar 2016, 06:53
Just two factors. Modification norm eliminates A, D and E. In B, the plural verb ‘have ‘and the pronoun ‘their’ do not agree with the singular coyote. Therefore, C
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01 Jul 2016, 06:26
Can anyone explain the use of " Because of " in the correct sentence, It should be "Because of Noun", But there is a complete clause after "because of" in the correct sentence
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01 Jul 2016, 07:35
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The prepositional phrase ‘because of’ should be followed by either a noun or noun phrase.
Because of its amazing ability … is a noun phrase.
2. What is after ‘because of ‘is not a clause as you have assumed. If it is a clause, there should be a verb. There is no verb in the modifier part in ‘C”.
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11 Apr 2017, 15:56
Choice E is out because it is not clear what "it" refers to. This is same to unclear pronoun in A.
In addition, choice D and E sounds awkward.
Choice D "have" does not match "ability". This is same in B.
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21 May 2018, 06:03
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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 coyote's amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans has enabled it to expend its range into Alaska and Central America.

(A) coyote's amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans has enabled it to expend its - Incorrect.

(B) coyote, because of its amazing ability of adapting to the presence of humans, have been able to expand their - Incorrect.

(C) coyote, because of its amazing ability to adapt to the presence of humans, has been able to expand its - Correct.

(D) amazing ability of the coyote to adapt to the presence of humans have enabled it to expand the - Incorrect.

(E) amazing ability of the coyote to adapt to the presence of humans has enabled it to expand the - Incorrect.

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