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    Relying on its keen sense of smell,

    Which of the following analysis is OK?

    1) If it relies on its keen sense of smell, the meerkat is a successful forager.

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    2) Because it relies on its keen sense of smell, the meerkat is a successful forager.


    "Meerkats feed mainly on insects, spiders and snails, but their diet occasionally includes small rodents, lizards, and the roots of certain plants. They will even tackle dangerous prey such as snakes and scorpions. Relying on its keen sense of smell, the meerkat is a successful forager."

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    Re: Relying on its keen sense of smell,

    "Because it relies on ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Relying on its keen sense of smell,

    They will even tackle dangerous prey such as snakes and scorpions.
    What does "tackle" mean here when there are "preys" not "predators"?

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    Re: Relying on its keen sense of smell,

    They (the predators) will even risk an attack (a tackle) on dangerous prey (the animal(s) they are attacking).

    "Preys" is the third person singular form of the verb "to prey". It's not used as a plural noun. The plural of "prey" (noun) is "prey".
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