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# Three newly-formed democracies received diplomatic recognition from Gr

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Three newly-formed democracies received diplomatic recognition from Great Britain this year, bringing to 11 the number of countries so recognized since the current administration came to power.

(A) bringing
(B) and brings
(C) and it brings
(D) and it brought
(E) and brought
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10 Aug 2018, 22:59
Bismarck wrote:
Three newly-formed democracies received diplomatic recognition from Great Britain this year, bringing to 11 the number of countries so recognized since the current administration came to power.

(A) bringing
(B) and brings
(C) and it brings
(D) and it brought
(E) and brought
IMO A...bringing

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10 Aug 2018, 23:11
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Bismarck wrote:
Three newly-formed democracies received diplomatic recognition from Great Britain this year, bringing to 11 the number of countries so recognized since the current administration came to power.

(A) bringing
(B) and brings
(C) and it brings
(D) and it brought
(E) and brought

(A) bringing - Correct
(B) and brings - No subject in the earlier part of the sentence (who brings....)
(C) and it brings - what is the antecedent for "it" ?
(D) and it brought -tense error
(E) and brought - same as B above
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13 Aug 2018, 09:58
I'm thinkin' A(rby's).

That's what feels most natural to me, but I'm not sure why. Grammatically, it seems like it might be necessary to match the tense of "received." I'll be interested to see the official answer and everyone else's reasoning.
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