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In three centuries - from 1050 to 1350 - several million tonnes of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

(c) so as they might build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and some

(d) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

(e) such that they could build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and
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08 Oct 2007, 07:10
E
To maintain parallelism A,B and C is wrong. Between D & E, its E.
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08 Oct 2007, 07:17
Beyond700 wrote:
In three centuries - from 1050 to 1350 - several million tonnes of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

(c) so as they might build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and some

(d) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

(e) such that they could build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

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B,C,E has no clear reference for "they"
D sounds awkward.
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08 Oct 2007, 07:21
Beyond700 wrote:
In three centuries - from 1050 to 1350 - several million tonnes of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

(c) so as they might build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and some

(d) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

(e) such that they could build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

BCE , "they" dont have a clear precedent.
Between D and A, though both looks sloppy , would vote for A .
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08 Oct 2007, 09:10
Beyond700 wrote:
In three centuries - from 1050 to 1350 - several million tonnes of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

(c) so as they might build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and some

(d) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

(e) such that they could build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

I don't see anything wrong with A.

BCD- all change the meaning from a definite occurance to a possible occurance. use of may, might, and could signal this.

EBC: all have problems with the pronoun "they." its ambigious.
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08 Oct 2007, 09:41
Agree with A.

There appear to be reference issues in the other choices
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08 Oct 2007, 09:54
I'll go with D. For the building of sounds unidiomatic. Though D too is not the best of choices but still it appears the lesser of all evils.
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08 Oct 2007, 10:10
I will have to go with "A".

B. "That they might build" is wrong -- might implies uncertainty.
C. So as they _might_, see above
D. Such that implies providing an "example of", not that same as "in order to"
E. It is unclear who "they" refers to in all of these choices. They may mean stones, and stones building themselves is weird, although very progressive.

A is good as is.
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08 Oct 2007, 10:14
Beyond700 wrote:
In three centuries - from 1050 to 1350 - several million tonnes of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

(c) so as they might build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and some

(d) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

(e) such that they could build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

It is between A and D, the "they" in B,C,E doesn't have a clear reference.

I am going with A, even thought I don't have a good reason to eliminate D...waiting for OA and OE....
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08 Oct 2007, 10:26
Beyond700 wrote:
In three centuries - from 1050 to 1350 - several million tonnes of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

(c) so as they might build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and some

(d) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

(e) such that they could build eighty cathedrals,five hundred large churches, and

A the other choices has illogical reasoning and pronoun ambiguity
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