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# unlike their close cousins the blue jays, which demonstrate

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09 Feb 2012, 01:06
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unlike their close cousins the blue jays, which demonstrate raucous, aggressive, selfish, and very individualistics habits, the behavior of the Mexican jay has been found to be quiet, cooperative, communal, and even altrustic.

a)

b) the Mexican jay's bahavior has been found

c) it has been found that Mexican jays are

d) Mexican jays have been found to be

e) the Mexican jay has benn found

Obviously, I ruled out a,b, and c.
But I picked e.
What's wrong with d? What's the differnece between d and e?
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Re: PT #4 SC 19 Unlike their close  [#permalink]

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09 Feb 2012, 02:20
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You probably went with E because you though that parallelism in the word THE in both the underlined and the non-underlined portion.

Between D and E, D is preferred because: (Look at the non-underlined portion after the underlined portion)
quiet, cooperative, communal, and even altrustic.

Xs have been found to be A, B, and even C --- In Answer choice D
The X has been found A, B and even C. --- In Answer Choice E

If you try to split the individual words, it doesnt make sense

X has been found quiet
X has been found cooperative
X has been found communal
and X has been found even altrustic

Have been found to be is correct usage.
You can normally say something like X has been found dead. In such a situation you explain a state. i.e. State = Dead.
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Re: PT #4 SC 19 Unlike their close  [#permalink]

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09 Feb 2012, 03:35
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eybrj2 wrote:
unlike their close cousins the blue jays, which demonstrate raucous, aggressive, selfish, and very individualistics habits, the behavior of the Mexican jay has been found to be quiet, cooperative, communal, and even altrustic.

a)

b) the Mexican jay's bahavior has been found

c) it has been found that Mexican jays are

d) Mexican jays have been found to be

e) the Mexican jay has benn found

Obviously, I ruled out a,b, and c.
But I picked e.
What's wrong with d? What's the differnece between d and e?

unlike their close cousins ..The use of their( pronoun) clearly shows that the subject is plural and not singular....option e would have been correct , if the sentence had used his
unlike his close cousins the blue jays, which demonstrate raucous, aggressive, selfish, and very individualistics habits, the Mexican jay has been found to be quiet, cooperative, communal, and even altrustic.
now his clearly refers to " the mexican jay" and thus correct
That's my two cents.
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Re: PT #4 SC 19 Unlike their close  [#permalink]

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09 Feb 2012, 04:38
A&B&C out for awkward, VAB and meaning

Between D&E
- At first glance i would have gone with E due to parallelism, etc
BUT E is singluar and plural is needed as the beginning of the sentence ("their") relegates to more than one person

--> D
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02 Jul 2018, 14:26
What is the difference between "has been found to be" and "has been found". I chose option E and it is incorrect option.
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