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# In 1836 the first waves of the great tide of European

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In 1836 the first waves of the great tide of European immigration had reached the shores of America with a population still more than ninety percent rural.

(A)
(B) of an America whose population was
(C) in America populated by Americans
(D) in America that had a population
(E) of the America where a population was

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21 Jul 2004, 11:27
becoolja wrote:
In 1836 the first waves of the great tide of European immigration had reached the shores of America with a population still more than ninety percent rural.

(A)
(B) of an America whose population was
(C) in America populated by Americans
(D) in America that had a population
(E) of the America where a population was

shores of .... sounds better than shores in ....

(B)"of an America" sounds wrong...But in (E) "of the America where a population" sounds also wrong to me...

I would choose E for no apparent reason

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21 Jul 2004, 22:02

"of an America" is wrong in B
A says immigrants entered the USA with a population, still, more than 90% rural.
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21 Jul 2004, 22:30
Actually we can use the similar ways to understand B & E
B: "of an America whose ..." we can understand that "an America" here is different from another whose population was 70% rural and from another whose population was 50% rural.
E: dj used a similar way at E "A says immigrants entered the USA with a population, still, more than 90% rural"

However B makes more sense.
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21 Jul 2004, 23:29
To meB makes the most sense of the lot...

Hope B is the OA
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22 Jul 2004, 11:14
QA : "B" why not "A"?
Anyone can explain? Why do we have to put "was" behind in B?
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