E over B for the correct modifier.
GMATT3 you are too good
E to me as well. Must admit, I was considering D as well but realised it does not have correct modifier/meaning.
I chose E. But after reading thru the explanations, I guess I did not eliminate D for the correct reasons. Could you please elaborate the modifier problem in D?
During is usually used to specify when something happened.
During my stay at Harvard, I met many interesting people.
During does not tells "how long" the the time lasted. For
does. For example:
for a period of 2 years, I studied at Harvard.
During, when used to show length of time, need to have subordinate clause beginning with that/when. For example, D, in this case, would have been correct if it said:
During a hundred years that began in 1788, England ....