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Question

Fossils of a whale that beached on an African shore more than a million years ago and was subsequently butchered by hominids have been recovered by paleontologists.


 

Option A:

that beached on an African shore more than a million years ago and was subsequently butchered by hominids have

Option B:

that beached on an African shore more than a million years ago and then was subsequently butchered by hominids has

Option C:

that beached on an African shore more than a million years ago, which was subsequently butchered by hominids, has

Option D:

having been beached on an African shore more than a million years ago and subsequently butchered by hominids, have

Option E:

having beached on an African shore more than a million years ago and then subsequently were butchered by hominids have

Difficulty Level

Easy

Solution

Option A is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: SVA, Modifiers

A) Correct Answer

B) Incorrect usage of the verb “has” which is singular, corresponding to fossils which is plural.

C) Same as B

D) Incorrect usage of the v+ing modifier “having” as we need a modifier to just modify the word “fossils”.

E) Same as D.