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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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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2006, 05:00
E seems to be tempting 8-)
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(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788,

(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years,

Wrong Modifier for England... Sounds like England began in 1778 and existed for 100 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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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2006, 17:49
I agree with E but not satisfactorily eliminated B

Can some one throw light on B
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2006, 18:05
Its a modifier problem... Did England begin in 1778 over a period of 100 years? No...

The modifier should modify the act of "exile" not England.

It would probably be ok if it were :


Beginning in 1778 for a period of a hundred years, exiles numbering more than 160,000 were sent off to Australia from England.
Even here exiles should be taken as a verb rather than a noun.



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I agree with E but not satisfactorily eliminated B

Can some one throw light on B
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2006, 18:10
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Its a modifier problem... Did England begin in 1778 over a period of 100 years? No...

The modifier should modify the act of "exile" not England.

It would probably be ok if it were :


Beginning in 1778 for a period of a hundred years, exiles numbering more than 160,000 were sent off to Australia from England.
Even here exiles should be taken as a verb rather than a noun.



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I agree with E but not satisfactorily eliminated B

Can some one throw light on B


Thanks haas_mba07.

How many ever times this modifier bit me but still I am not able to escape its sting :oops:
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2006, 20:37
Late, but "0ver a period of" correctly describes a spance in time during which a specific action takes place.
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