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August [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 23:07
Last August, while cleaning the field, a mine exploded.

a. Last August, while cleaning the field, a mine exploded.
b. While clearing the field, a mine exploded last August.
c. Last August, a mine exploded while clearing the field.
d. A mine exploded last August while the field was being cleared.
e. A mine was exploded by clearing the field last August
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 23:29
Answer should be C.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 23:30
I made mistake. Answer should be 'D'.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 06:56
Agree on D.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 07:00
Although I agree with D - dont know how to reason this out.

Can someone explain ?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 07:40
smarty_cry wrote:
I made mistake. Answer should be 'D'.


Why D?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 08:14
(D) too, even though it is not perfect, but grammatically correct and clear.
Other choices are wrong b/c people will mistake "the mine cleans the field"
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 10:31
OA IS D, this is one of those few instances where usage of being is OK
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 10:57
D as well...

a. Last August, while cleaning the field, a mine exploded.
who was cleaning the field?

b. While clearing the field, a mine exploded last August.
same problem as in A...subject is missing.

c. Last August, a mine exploded while clearing the field.
subject is missing again.

d. A mine exploded last August while the field was being cleared.
subject here is field and we have the verb too was being cleared.
Futher this option has the proper tense: was being - past continious. There is also an action going on at the same time: A mine exploded. Last August qualifies past tense.

e. A mine was exploded by clearing the field last August
changes the meaning of the sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 12:01
Does not look like GMAT will have this type of question. Is it from Crack GMAT?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 20:27
qhoc0010 wrote:
Does not look like GMAT will have this type of question. Is it from Crack GMAT?


no got it from a web site
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Re: August [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2014, 05:33
Can anyone explain choice D?
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