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those who study ancient European history soon realize that before Greece was Greece, it was a collection of small city-states that ere intensely jealous of one another and were only occasionally able to work together for common goals.
A) same as the underlined sentence
B) before there was Greece, it was a collection of small city-states
C) before Greece, it was a collection of small city-states
D) it was a collection of small city-states that was Greece
E) Greece became a collection of small city-states

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30 Aug 2010, 06:00
IMO A.
According to me A is better than other choices.
B - Awkward and invalid pronoun reference
C - Altered intent and awkward usage
D - Awkward with multiple that in the statement
E - This option does not have any grammatical problem. But, it alters the intent of the passage.

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30 Aug 2010, 06:04
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hello,
here's the question...
those who study ancient European history soon realize that before Greece was Greece, it was a collection of small city-states that ere intensely jealous of one another and were only occasionally able to work together for common goals.
A) same as the underlined sentence
B) before there was Greece, it was a collection of small city-states
C) before Greece, it was a collection of small city-states
D) it was a collection of small city-states that was Greece
E) Greece became a collection of small city-states

this question looks a little weird to me...please explain your answer!!

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greece-kaplan-premier-sc-q33-95171.html?hilit=greece#p734589

sc-australia-76438.html
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30 Aug 2010, 09:13
A is best among all the options.
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30 Aug 2010, 10:19
A is best among all options...
D and E are definitely awkward.
In B and C "it" has no logical referent
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