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For almost twenty years people in Bangladesh, or, as it was [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2004, 06:42
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For almost twenty years people in Bangladesh, or, as it was previously called East Pakistan, have depended upon United States wheat.

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(B) or its previous name, East Pakistan
(C) or in East Pakistan, its former name
(D) formerly East Pakistan, Bangladesh's earlier name
(E) the earlier East Pakistan, as it had been called

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2004, 07:36
B?

D would have been better if the last part for removed. In B it correctly refers to Bangladesh. Its not clear in the other choices.
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C is having a problem.

"it" is not having a cleat referrent. is it "bangladesh" or "east pakistan" which ones former name.

B is more clear and concize.

D is having redundant part "Bangladesh's earlier name "

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Re: ******* SC 1_9_21 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2004, 22:37
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(A)
(B) or its previous name, East Pakistan
(C) or in East Pakistan, its former name
(D) formerly East Pakistan, Bangladesh's earlier name
(E) the earlier East Pakistan, as it had been called


D would have been ideal, except for that redundant second half. Somehow, B also does not sound that good to me. Perhaps B is the one-eyed option in a gang of blinds :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2004, 10:18
QA : "B"
Anyway, I do not know why :-(
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