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Centuries old paintings found in abandoned Albanian villages

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Centuries old paintings found in abandoned Albanian villages [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2004, 14:51
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Centuries old paintings found in abandoned Albanian villages indicate that the villagers at that time had been part of a larger artistic community.

A had been part of a larger artistic community.
B were part of a larger artistic community
C were a community that was largely artistic
D had been part of a larger community that was artistic
E were villagers who had been part of a larger artistic community

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2004, 15:47
Centuries old paintings found in abandoned Albanian villages indicate that the villagers at that time had been part of a larger artistic community.

A had been (past perfect) << Incorrect.
B << correct.
C "largely artistic" ??? << Incorrect.
D had been << Incorrect.
E << Incorrect.

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Re: SC-13 [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2004, 05:16
vivek_dj wrote:
Centuries old paintings found in abandoned Albanian villages indicate that the villagers at that time had been part of a larger artistic community.
A had been part of a larger artistic community.
B were part of a larger artistic community
C were a community that was largely artistic
D had been part of a larger community that was artistic
E were villagers who had been part of a larger artistic community
Vivek.

i have very big doubt between (a) and (b), really big... :(

(b).... influence of crowd.. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2004, 06:50
In this sentence 'at that time' indicates an action in the past. All of the answer choices are in the past, so this process of elimination will also be about finding the most concise, grammatically correct answer.
Choice E has an element of redundancy by repeating villagers.
Choice C ignores the other parts of the artistic community, describing the villagers instead of the larger community that they were a part of. Choices A and D are unnecessarily wordy.
Choice B, the correct answer, is the most concise option.

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