Although the first picture of the Sumatran tiger, a small tiger, to be photographed was in the winter of 1980 by a camera, it had not been announced until June, 1982. 

A. Although the first picture of the Sumatran tiger, a small tiger, to be photographed was in the winter of 1980 by a camera, it had not been announced until June, 1982. 

B. Although not announced until June, 1982, in the winter of 1980 a camera photographed  the first picture of the Sumatran tiger, a small tiger.

C. Although photographed by a camera in the winter of 1980, the discovery of the first picture of the SaSumatran tiger, a small tiger, had not been announced before June, 1982.

D. The first picture of the Sumatran tiger, a small tiger, was photographed in the winter of 1980 by a camera, but the discovery was not announced until June, 1982.

E. The first picture of the Sumatran tiger, a small tiger, was not announced until June 1982, while it was photographed in the winter of 1980 by a camera. 

Right Answer: D

Error Identification:

IdentifierError
Underlined indicators of time “1982” and “1980”. Tenses
Underlined verb “had not been…”Tenses

Explanation:

Since we have identified the sentence to have an error that is based on Tenses, we will try and eliminate those options first. Following the 2-3 split dilemma, options with the incorrect tenses can be eliminated. Since both the time indicators here are representative of a specific time in the past, the tense to be used would be the simple past tense. 

A – Eliminated due to the incorrect usage of past perfect tense. 

B – Eliminated as the modifier incorrectly modifies “in the winter of”

C – Eliminated due to the incorrect usage of past perfect tense. 

D – This is the right answer and there is no grammatical error here.

E – Eliminated due to incorrect time reference by Russiage of “while”. The preposition “while” is usually used to talk about two actions that happen simultaneously. 

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