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In 1860, the Philological Society launched its effort to create a dictionary more comprehensive than the world had ever seen; although the project would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary had been born.
A would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary had been
B took more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was
C would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was being
D would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was
E took more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was about to be
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Re: SC-Dictionary [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2008, 19:10
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Good to see that we are on the same boat.


Yeah, nice to welcome you on the same boat! I like to go on that boat :lol:
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Re: SC-Dictionary [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2008, 23:37
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Why not D?

took vs would take - I chose "would" as future in the past tense, because "launched" and "was born" present Past Simple Tense and "would take" needs to show future.
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Re: SC-Dictionary [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2008, 02:55
[quote="marshpa"]In 1860, the Philological Society launched its effort to create a dictionary more comprehensive than the world had ever seen; although the project would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary had been born.
A would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary had been
B took more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was - the project completed and after which the dictionary was born - makes sense
C would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was being
D would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was
E took more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was about to be[ Just weird/quote]
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Re: SC-Dictionary [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2008, 13:34
I am with B.

Edit : I am wrong... removing rest of the reasoning to avoid misleading.

Very good explanation on this in Manhattan site.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/in- ... -t421.html

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