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# B.The first balloon passengers were a sheep, a duck , and a

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B.The first balloon passengers were a sheep, a duck , and a rooster that ascended from versailles, france, in a basket beneath a hot air balloon in september 1783.

C. A sheep, a duck , and a rooster were the first balloon passengers that ascended from versailles, france, in a basket beneath a hot air balloon in september 1783.

A, D AND E are all nonsensical stuff.

Please provide your answer with proper reasoning behind it( Which in this case might refer to pronoun referant concepts)
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21 Jul 2004, 23:53
Between the two I think C is better. The reason is that in B the modifier 'that' could be misunderstood to refer only to the 'rooster''. Whereas in C that refers to the balloon passengers, which is okay.

Having said this, I would have prefered using the pronoun "who" instead of the modifer restrictive modifer that.
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21 Jul 2004, 23:59
First, lets have the whole SC here for people to see

The first balloon passeneers were a sheep. a duck. and a
rooster that were ascended
from Versailles, France, in a
basket beneath a hot-air balloon in September 1783.
(A) The first balloon passengers were a sheep, a duck,
and a rooster that were ascended
(B) The first balloon passengers were a sheep, a duck,
and a rooster that ascended
(C) A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first balloon
passengers that ascended
(D) A sheep, a duck, and a rooster that were the first
balloon passengers to ascend
(E) A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first balloon
passengers ascending

Now for the answers. I choose C. My first try was D where I missed 'that were the first baloon passengers' (I need to control this silly mistakes thing), but am confident of C being the answer
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22 Jul 2004, 00:34
I choose C for the reasons stated by corporate monkey.
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22 Jul 2004, 04:59
I also choose C ..but original anser given is A. Source : GMAT+ book 2
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22 Jul 2004, 15:28
Should we conclude that official answer given is incorrect?
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23 Jul 2004, 11:13
crackgmat750 wrote:
I also choose C ..but original anser given is A. Source : GMAT+ book 2

crackgmat750,

You pasted two answer choices, B and C and said that the answer is A. Do you mean B?
23 Jul 2004, 11:13
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