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# Changan, located on China's north central plain, was the

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Changan, located on China's north central plain, was the largest city in the world with more than one million inhabitants in the seventh century

1) .....
2)was, with more than one million inhabitants, the largest city in the world in the seventh century.
3)in the seventh century, had more than one million inhabitants which was the largest city in the world
4)having more than more million inhabitants and being the largest city in the world in the seventh century
5)with more than one million inhabitants in the seventh century, the largest city in the world.
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21 Mar 2005, 09:24
B for me

A seems to say that the world was with a population of one million inhabitants.
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21 Mar 2005, 09:35
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Changan, located on China's north central plain, was the largest city in the world with more than one million inhabitants in the seventh century

1) .....
2)was, with more than one million inhabitants, the largest city in the world in the seventh century.
3)in the seventh century, had more than one million inhabitants which was the largest city in the world
4)having more than more million inhabitants and being the largest city in the world in the seventh century
5)with more than one million inhabitants in the seventh century, the largest city in the world.

I too would go with B, though I have reservations on that too.

In my opinion, A is a bit ambiguous - it says the city was the largest in the world. It also says it had a million inhabitants in the 7th century. However the effect is lost - you can't make out if it was the largest in the 7th century itself or sometime else.

B would have been better had the "was" been placed before "the largest city...", but it still does convey the meaning correctly.

C species "inhabitants was the largest city in the world". Wrong.

D starts with "having", but never comes round to complete it.

E if it had "the" replaced by "was" it could have been probably the best statement of all.

Anyone agrees/disagrees with the logic?

Can you please post the OA as well?

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21 Mar 2005, 10:44
"B"....."A" gives a wrong meaning that world has more than million inhabitants.
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21 Mar 2005, 13:17
OA is 'B'
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