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# While digging in the Egyptian desert, huge fossil bones have

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While digging in the Egyptian desert, huge fossil bones have been found by paleontologists, which appears to have been the second most massive dinosaur that ever lived.

A. ''
B. huge fossil bones have been found by paleontologists, which appear to be from
C. it appears that paleontologists have found huge fossil bones that are from
D. paleontologists have found huge fossil bones from what appears to be
E. paleontologists have found huge fossil bones, which are from what appear to be
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30 Oct 2007, 07:28
Why would you select "what appears" over "what appear" ?
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30 Oct 2007, 07:43
yuefei wrote:
Why would you select "what appears" over "what appear" ?

Because appears refers to the second most massive dinosaur which is singular.
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30 Oct 2007, 09:51
OA is D.
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31 Oct 2007, 03:27
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While digging in the Egyptian desert, huge fossil bones have been found by paleontologists, which appears to have been the second most massive dinosaur that ever lived.

A. ''
B. huge fossil bones have been found by paleontologists, which appear to be from
C. it appears that paleontologists have found huge fossil bones that are from
D. paleontologists have found huge fossil bones from what appears to be
E. paleontologists have found huge fossil bones, which are from what appear to be

I chose D over E without noticing difference between "appears" and "appear" because I chose "from" over "which are from".
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31 Oct 2007, 07:52
While digging in the Egyptian desert...who is digging not huge fossil bones but Paleontologists. So A, B, and C out.

D) fossil bones is plural so appears is wrong. This answer is tempting because of its concision.

E) which are refers to fossil bones and plural..plural correct. appear to be is also in agreement with the noun fossil bones.

This is my take and I am not sure why OA is D. Is it from SC1000?
31 Oct 2007, 07:52
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