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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,
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02 Nov 2005, 10:12
GMATT73 wrote:
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.
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02 Nov 2005, 12:02
hkm_gmat wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
E over B for the correct modifier.

Can you please elaborate on that . I chose B.

B would suggest, that England began to "be England / to exist" in 1788 and remained "being england" for 100 years and then something else happened. The sentence would be correct, if not England but the Process of exil would follow. something like

Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years, the deportation of criminals from England to Australia ... blah blah...

Then the modifier modifies the deportation correctly and not England.
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02 Nov 2005, 19:24
I vote for E too.
B - Changes the meaning of the sentence.
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02 Nov 2005, 21:36
OA is E
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03 Nov 2005, 12:48
duttsit wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
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?
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duttsit wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
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.
for exmaple:
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 ....
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