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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some 160,000 criminals to Australia.
(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788
(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years
(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788
(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788
(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788

Why is choice B wrong?
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10 Jun 2005, 08:00
E it should be.

B is wrong because beginning seems to modify England which indicates England was beginning in 1978.

A is also wrong and seems to indicate the same thing as B.

C messy and imprecise.

D indicates a hundred years is a period beginning in 1788.

E is correct and says Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788 an event happened and lasted for 100 years.
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11 Jun 2005, 16:18
For all the same reasons as listed by Ritesh, I'll choose "E"

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12 Jun 2005, 07:39
OA is E
12 Jun 2005, 07:39
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