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by k.pankaj.r » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:35 am
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The coyote is one of several recent ecological success stories: along with the
white-tailed deer, the moose, and other species that are enlarging their natural
domains, they have established themselves as supreme adapters in an era when the
capability
to adjust to the environmental changes wrought by human beings has
created a whole new class of dominant large mammals.
A. they have established themselves as supreme adapters in an era when the
capability
B. they have established themselves as being supreme adapters in an era when
being able
C. it has established itself as a supreme adapter in an era when to be able
D. it has established itself as being a supreme adapter in an era when its ability
E. it has established itself as a supreme adapter in an era when the ability

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by vk_vinayak » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:39 am
k.pankaj.r wrote:Posting a new thread as didn't find a good answer in earlier post..

The coyote is one of several recent ecological success stories: along with the
white-tailed deer, the moose, and other species that are enlarging their natural
domains, they have established themselves as supreme adapters in an era when the
capability
to adjust to the environmental changes wrought by human beings has
created a whole new class of dominant large mammals.
A. they have established themselves as supreme adapters in an era when the
capability
B. they have established themselves as being supreme adapters in an era when
being able
C. it has established itself as a supreme adapter in an era when to be able
D. it has established itself as being a supreme adapter in an era when its ability
E. it has established itself as a supreme adapter in an era when the ability
The subject is The coyote, singular. The portion after colon is set to describe the coyote, hence A and B are wrong which use 'they'. When to be able ... has in C is wrong. being is wrong in D. Also its in D is illogical, suggesting that the coyote's ability has created a whole new class of dominant large mammals.

E is the answer.
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