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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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a) would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary [strike]had been[/strike]
b) [strike]took[/strike]more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was
c) would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary [strike]was being[/strike]
d) would take more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary was
e) [strike]took[/strike]more than 60 years to complete, the Oxford English Dictionary [strike]was about to be[/strike]
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2009, 20:32
This is really a tricky one. After re-reading it.. even B seems fine.

For the curious cat...what level of difficulty is this?
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2009, 21:51
why is B wrong? The activity started in 1860 and took 60 yrs and then Oxford was born. I thought these were sequence of events that happened in the past.

Can someone explain why D is right and not B?
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2009, 18:18
I am still not convinced why B is wrong?....I feel "took" is perfect to be used in this sentence.....please explain.....!
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2009, 18:20
Hi Snipertrader,

This is 700 - 800 range question!
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2009, 18:24
did a lil research....apparently, they classify born as when the dictionary was started....

so in this case, when it was started, it would take 60 years to complete, the dictionary was born....
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2009, 00:58
Thanks for the explanation sprtng!
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Re: Manhattan Test SC question [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 00:27
This one is very hard... don't understand why B is not OK
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