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Post Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:10 pm
Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the Paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

  (A) appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

  (B) appear to have been equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their path,

  (C) appear as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,

  (D) appeared as equipped to face any obstacle the environment could put in their paths,

  (E) appeared to have been equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path,
My question is why I cannot think eqquiped is the past participle to express passive modify.
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Post Sun May 22, 2016 11:02 pm
fabiocafarelli wrote:
1. The basic question with EQUIPPED is the correct form of the idiom. Yes, it is a past participle, but one that works as an adjective in this sentence and refers to THE NEANDERTHALS.

a. EQUIPPED FOR + NOUN is a correct idiom. One can be EQUIPPED FOR AN EXPEDITION.
b. EQUIPPED FOR FACING is not a correct idiom. If EQUIPPED is followed by a verb, that verb must appear as in infinitive, not as a present participle.
c. EQUIPPED TO FACE is therefore a correct idiom. You would now have to choose among B,C, and D.

2. When the verb TO APPEAR is followed by an infinitive, it means TO SEEM. But when it is followed by AS it means TO BECOME VISIBLE.

3. Since the intended meaning is clearly that the Neanderthals SEEM (to us now), you would have to choose option B.

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As you said, appear as means become visible; as OG explanation of choice A, "As equipped indicates that Neanderthals still appear this way;". I am confused because OG sounds like put as equipped as a phrase. Can you explain this question?
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Post Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:16 am
Sorry for repeating many times! I don't know why. Sorry!

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