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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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05 Mar 2004, 14:26
Welcome back Anand...the site sure did feel your absence..!

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05 Mar 2004, 14:40
A heartfelt welcome back Anandnk. You sure could not stay away from this site for more than 2 days could you? . I confess to you that I had the same problem after writing my exam. Here I am today trying to solve so many problems that come my way that I neglect my other obligations. BB, Praet.! This site is addictive!
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05 Mar 2004, 15:11
Yes guys. This site is addictive. Thanks for the welcome.
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06 Mar 2004, 10:33
In the first answer choice, the best answer, older is placed so that it modifies both languages and writing systems.

The second answer choice in incorrect because the wording suggests that Arabic replaced all writing systems, not just older ones.

The present tense becomes in the third answer choice is inconsistent with replaced. Also, and implies that two separate events are being discussed: that Arabic became the dominant language and then that it replaced older languages.

The fourth answer choice rectifies the erroneous wording of the second answer choice, the tense problem of the third answer choice, and the imprecise use of and.

The last answer choice includes wording and tense mistakes, and, contrary to the sense of the sentence, having replaced states that Arabic replaced older languages before the Arab conquest of Egypt.

So A is the best bet.

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06 Mar 2004, 11:20
Paul wrote:
A heartfelt welcome back Anandnk. You sure could not stay away from this site for more than 2 days could you? . I confess to you that I had the same problem after writing my exam. Here I am today trying to solve so many problems that come my way that I neglect my other obligations. BB, Praet.! This site is addictive!

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If it helps you guys to learn and improve, i will take that addiction as a mild side effect of a good medicine. Welcome back anandnk. your LSAT book is on its way. Vivek_dj is doing a wonderful job at explaining the SC's....that, in my opinion, is the only way to master the english concepts.

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08 Mar 2004, 06:25
Hey Vivek,

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08 Mar 2004, 07:11
Right..ndidi...A is the right answer...that was dumb of me...

Thanks for pointing it out...!

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