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After the Arab conquest of Egypt in A.D. 640, Arabic became

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After the Arab conquest of Egypt in A.D. 640, Arabic became the dominant language of the Egyptians, replacing older languages and writing systems.

(A) became the dominant language of the Egyptians, replacing older languages
(B) became the dominant language of the Egyptians, replacing languages that were older
(C) becomes the dominant language of the Egyptians and it replaced older languages
(D) becomes the dominant language of the Egyptians and it replaced languages that were older
(E) becomes the dominant language of the Egyptians, having replaced languages that were older
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Re: SC 2-25 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2005, 10:34
Ans = A

C, D, and E have a tense error.

B changes the meaning of the sentence. implies that only the languages were older.

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After the Arab conquest of Egypt in A.D. 640, Arabic became the dominant language of the Egyptians, replacing older languages and writing systems.

(A) became the dominant language of the Egyptians, replacing older languages
(B) became the dominant language of the Egyptians, replacing languages that were older
(C) becomes the dominant language of the Egyptians and it replaced older languages
(D) becomes the dominant language of the Egyptians and it replaced languages that were older
(E) becomes the dominant language of the Egyptians, having replaced languages that were older
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Re: SC 2-25 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2005, 12:59
I agree "A". time is correct: "became" because of the adverb clause "After the Arab conquest of Egypt in A.D. 640" / B is wordy and not parallel "languages that were older"
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Re: SC 2-25 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2008, 01:19
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