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Which of the following sentences from the article is an example of hyperbole?
Here are the examples...
A. Ivory-billed woodpeckers still graced the planet.
B.According to experts, they need large areas of old-growth forest, including many big, dead trees, in order to survive.way
C.Then a crow-sized woodpecker flew across the river and got lost among the tall trees.
D.The people who live near the ivory-bills, on the other hand, could have knocked the hats off the scientists.
I think it is A or D...both show hyperbole in a way? thanks

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    What has been exaggerated in A?

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    I thought "graced"...or my brother did...I thought "could have knocked the hats of the scientists sounded more crrect??? yes?

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    Yes. D shows hyperbole.

    Remember that hyperbole is gross exaggeration.

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    Thank you Ms. Sue

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    You're welcome, Cassie.

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