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Question

That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating of a 1,000- year-old Hohokam village in Tempe, Arizona, has nearly doubled the number of these artifacts known to exist.


 

Option A:

That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating

Option B:

Twenty-one ceramic dog figurines discovered at the excavation

Option C:

Discovering twenty-one ceramic dog figurines at the excavating

Option D:

Ceramic dog figurines, twenty-one of which were discovered during excavating

Option E:

The discovery of twenty-one ceramic dog figurines during the excavation

Difficulty Level

Medium

Solution

Option E is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: SVA Construction.

 

A) Inappropriate usage of the conjunction “That” as it should be introducing a clause but doesn’t.

B) The subject in this option becomes Figurines. This is not in line with the verb “has”

C) The subject becomes “Discovering” – This has not doubled the number. This option changes sense.

D) The subject becomes “figurines” – And the figurines have not doubled the number. Moreover, it is not in line with the verb “Has”

E) Correct Answer


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