In the minds of many people living in England, before : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
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# In the minds of many people living in England, before

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In the minds of many people living in England, before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes, the opposite pole to civilization, an obscure and unimaginable place that was considered the end of the world.
(A) before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes
(B) before there was Australia, it was the antipodes
(C) it was the antipodes that was Australia
(D) Australia was what was the antipodes
(E) Australia was what had been known as the antipodes

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28 Nov 2006, 13:49
415. In the minds of many people living in England, before , it was the antipodes, the opposite pole to civilization, an obscure and unimaginable place that was considered the end of the world.
(A) before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes
(B) before there was Australia, it was the antipodes
(C) it was the antipodes that was Australia
(D) Australia was what was the antipodes
(E) Australia was what had been known as the antipodes
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29 Nov 2006, 22:17
agree.........OA is A!
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01 Dec 2006, 23:17
E is wordy. why do you need to use so many words just to convey the
meaning of "Australia was the antipodes"?

and of course its meaning is not exactly the same as A's.
01 Dec 2006, 23:17
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