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A new analysis of ruins on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland reveals that the Viking settlement there is almost 600 years as old as the supposedly first North American colony.

A. as old as the supposedly
B. older than the supposedly
C. as old as the supposed
D older than their supposed
E as old as its first supposedly

can anybody tell me why "Supposedly" is better than ''supposed".[list=][/list]

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29 Apr 2013, 22:32
Supposedly is used to trick the test-takers I guess. Supposedly is close to presumably. Supposed is not correct here.

Secondly, it needs to compare age. X is 600 years as old as Y doesnot make sense.

B is correct
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10 Aug 2013, 15:56
"Older" is what we want. So okay, between (B) and (D).

In this case, we want (B). The problem with (D) is the word "their"---who is "their"?

The Vikings didn't OWN the first North American colony so you cannot use "their"--you have to use "the" to say it without any implication of ownership.
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16 Oct 2014, 01:11
This question can easily be split and solved

1st between supposed and supposedly

now see the sentence which it is going to modify 'first North American colony'--> adjective 'first'-->noun 'colony'

Here we need to use 'supposedly' to modify fist (adjective)

c and d out

let see among a,b,e

A. as old as the supposedly -wrong (because we can say someone is 6 year as old to somebody)
B. older than the supposedly -correct
E as old as its first supposedly-as explained above

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