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By the mid-seventeenth century, Amsterdam had built a new [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 19:05
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By the mid-seventeenth century, Amsterdam had built a new town hall so large that only St. Peter's in Rome, the Escorial in Spain, and the Palazza Ducale in Venice could rival it for scale or magnificence.

(A) could rival it for

(B) were the rivals for it in their

(C) were its rival as to

(D) could be its rivals in their

(E) were rivaling its
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Re: Rivals [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 21:19
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Re: Rivals [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 05:33
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"their" is wrong. The town hall is singular.
E has a wrong tense.
"as to" is not right in this sentence.
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Re: Rivals [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 16:47
blink005 wrote:
Do you have a doubt in this question?


Just sharing what I thought was an interesting question.
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Re: Rivals [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 06:52
why their is wrong as it is indicating more than one house?
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