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Two more major league baseball players tested positive for steroids

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Two more major league baseball players tested positive for steroids in March, bringing to five the number of players who have tested positive this year.

A.bringing
B. and brings
C. and it brings
D. and it brought
E. and brought

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A it is, bringing is ing form describing the result of test. All other options are wrong because of the use of "and"

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Two more major league baseball players tested positive for steroids in March, bringing to five the number of players who have tested positive this year.

A.bringing -- [color=#0000ff]What brings the number to five is the act of the two players testing positive. the adverbial modifier brings out the intent clearly. Hence, the correct choice.
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B. and brings -- awful SV mistake
C. and it brings -- 1. same thing as in B; 2. no reference for 'it'
D. and it brought ----no reference for 'it'
E. and brought --- meaning change

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acacia wrote:
Two more major league baseball players tested positive for steroids in March, bringing to five the number of players who have tested positive this year.

A.bringing
B. and brings
C. and it brings
D. and it brought
E. and brought


B. and brings --------- (Subject verb error)
C. and it brings --------- (Pronoun error)
D. and it brought --------- (Pronoun error)
E. and brought ----------- (Meaning change error)

A.bringing ------ (Correct)
A conveys the correct meaning of sentence.

Answer (A)...
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