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In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 04:16
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In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds.

(A) inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds
(B) inhabitants had been forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(C) inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
(D) inhabitants having been forced to, withdrew from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(E) inhabitants withdrew, because they were forced to, from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 06:29
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In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds.

(A) inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds
(B) inhabitants had been forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(C) inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
(D) inhabitants having been forced to, withdrew from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(E) inhabitants withdrew, because they were forced to, from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile

IMO C is the answer on this one
As for the other option, m marking the relevant areas which i think are problematic
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 06:31
C for me.. from x to y...

were forced is better.. past perfect had been doesnt make sense here..
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 22:18
OA is C...
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 20:10
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In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds.

(A) inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds
(B) inhabitants had been forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(C) inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
(D) inhabitants having been forced to, withdrew from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(E) inhabitants withdrew, because they were forced to, from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile


1.the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced
A,C remian
2. withdraw frim

C
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2010, 06:43
I think if we look at the parallelism in terms of the ACtive VOice and PAssive voice, option E is more appealing to me, though a little awkward in its construction.
Other options A and C are using passive voice (...were forced to..).

So wouldn't the answer be E, in this respect?

Can some one share their opinion on this?

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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2010, 10:55
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I think if we look at the parallelism in terms of the ACtive VOice and PAssive voice, option E is more appealing to me, though a little awkward in its construction.
Other options A and C are using passive voice (...were forced to..).

So wouldn't the answer be E, in this respect?

Can some one share their opinion on this?

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Trust me, read the MGMAT SC guide. SC questions on the GMAT are specifically categorized and follow standard templates. Your ease in solving SC questions improves better by understanding the standard templates and traps. This is a idiom problem. You always "withdraw from" and not "withdraw to", as the correct idiomatic usage.
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2010, 20:28
I opt for C because you always "withdraw from" something, not "withdraw to" something...similar to what BarneyStinson mentioned...
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 00:14
nj1kor wrote:
I think if we look at the parallelism in terms of the ACtive VOice and PAssive voice, option E is more appealing to me, though a little awkward in its construction.
Other options A and C are using passive voice (...were forced to..).

So wouldn't the answer be E, in this respect?

Can some one share their opinion on this?

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I too chose E, but after u look at the right answer, you start getting all the ideas which dont quite come originally.

Its not active passive voice..
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 00:39
Count me for C !!! :)
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Re: SC: Egypt [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 16:49
gmatcrook wrote:
In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds.

(A) inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds
(B) inhabitants had been forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(C) inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
(D) inhabitants having been forced to, withdrew from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(E) inhabitants withdrew, because they were forced to, from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile


the correct idiom is withdraw from . So A is out.
The question says In the late Paleolithic period.so it should be past tense So D is out.
Considering ||ism all were in simple past tense the climate changed, pastures became deserts. So no need to have
had been forced.. So B is out.
E looks very awkward.
Correct is C
Re: SC: Egypt   [#permalink] 22 Aug 2010, 16:49
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