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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendents, popular known as killer bees had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

A. Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

B. In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

C. In less than the 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

D. It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, when

E. It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then

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cannot understand the verb tense agreement: 'release' and the verb 'had been'. Can someone explain after choosing the correct answer. Thanks
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2010, 00:31
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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendents, popular known as killer bees had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

A. Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

B. In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

C. In less than the 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

D. It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, when

E. It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then

cannot understand the verb tense agreement: 'release' and the verb 'had been'. Can someone explain after choosing the correct answer. Thanks


First, please make sure that you post the original sentence correctly! The non-underlined part doesn't make sense as written. The sentence should read:

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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendants, popularly known as killer bees, had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.


There's nothing glaringly wrong with the original, so we should either confidently pick it or scan the choices looking for differences.

If we choose to scan, we see that one difference is the opening phrase.

Let's combine the opening phrase with the final one, ignoring the parenthetical comments:

A) Less than 35 years after the release of X, their descendants had migrated as far as Y.

Sounds good!

B) In less than 35 years since releasing X, their descendants had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

"Their descendants" doesn't modify those who did the releasing, so "since releasing" is wrong - eliminate.

C) In less than the 35 years since X had been released, their descendants had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

"In less than the 35 years" is idiomatically incorrect. The proper idiom would be "In the less than 35 years" - and would change the meaning of the sentence - eliminate.

D) It took less than 35 years from the release of X, when their descendants had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

"when" must refer to a time period; "it took less than 35 years" isn't a time period - eliminate. (The author could have said "It took less than 35 years from the release of X for their descendants to migrate as far as Southern Texas.)

E) It took less than 35 years after the time that X were released and then their descendants had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

So many errors, so little time! The whole thing sounds horrible (always a good reason to eliminate a choice), the tenses don't make any sense and "it took less" certainly doesn't go with "and then" - eliminate.

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 09:31
you mean c is right due to correct tense?
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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendents, popular known as killer bees had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

A. Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, "In less than 35 years" should be used instead of "Less than 35 years" .

B. In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, "Since releasing" is wrong because the action in first clause should happen before the action in second clause.Hence tense should be past perfect "had'.

C. In less than the 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,option D s is right as tense( "had" ) and "since" is rightly used.

D. It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, when"from the release" is wrong. we use words like since,after,when to indicate time durations or a period of time.

E. It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and thenawkward no need to use words like "time"

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 09:40
I am sorry in my early post I meant C is right. That was a typo. Thanks.

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 03:44
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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendents, popular known as killer bees had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

A. Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

B. In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

C. In less than the 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

D. It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, when

E. It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then

cannot understand the verb tense agreement: 'release' and the verb 'had been'. Can someone explain after choosing the correct answer. Thanks


I don't understand why 'A' is wrong.

"IN" definitely is not required. For ex:- "Less than 2 hrs after escaping, 2 inmates are back in jail". Furthermore, we don't need had been because the action is not continuous.

I think answer is 'A'

What is OA?

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 05:20
OA is A
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 15:01
Any other explanations for the other sentences?
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 03:18
Can some expert explain why A and not C?

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 14:16
IMHO (C)...
(A) doesnt look right. - Missing "In.."
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 15:04
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/gma ... t1864.html

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 18:49
I selected C for the usage of tense. My confusion is with the adjective "popular" following " their descendants" it agrees with the antecedent but would "popularly" known also fit the tense? I am working on s.c. now to improve my command of English grammatical structure.
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 14:17
could anybody elaborate a bit more on this one?
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2010, 15:39
wait wait wait, how has nobody commented on the phrase "popular known as" in the original sentence. i am assuming OP made a typo and this was to be "popularly known as"

i would say best answer is also A. C is just very wordy to me, both a and c are saying the same thing in essence.

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 03:19
Really good question !
Demonstrates how a past perfect tense can be used in a sentence without the use of simple past preceeding it ... I hate exceptions !

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2010, 17:28
This is a GMAT Prep question and the OA is A.
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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2010, 21:59
Out of the two past events presented here,the later one should have a had,since its an event which is after the first event.
This is correct in A. Hence A prevails.

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Re: SC-Honeybees [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2010, 22:42
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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendents, popular known as killer bees had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

A. Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

B. In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

C. In less than the 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,

D. It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, when

E. It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then

cannot understand the verb tense agreement: 'release' and the verb 'had been'. Can someone explain after choosing the correct answer. Thanks


Its between A anc C ...
The sentence in question describes two past events ... i.e. two verbs => Release of bees and migration.

'Migration' is the earlier event as 'release of bees' is an action that continues to present..even the non-underlined phrase acknowledges that...so the first verb has to be in simple past tense...A has 'release' in simple past...and hence the correct answer..

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Re: Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2012, 18:05
Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendents, popular known as killer bees had migrated as far north as Southern Texas.

A. Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Less ~ is adverbial phrase modifying the next whole sentence, Correct.

B. In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Releasing has no subject.

C. In less than the 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
sounds like the African honeybees has been released at the same time as the killer bees had migrated.
Making no sense.

D. It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, when
'When' makes the sentence sound like at the time which the honey bees were migrated, the release happened. no sense.

E. It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then

'and then' sounds like there's a time sequence. The release -> migration. No sense.

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Re: Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2012, 09:07
Yes A is right. Option C uses Past Perfect in both the clauses. It is not logical.
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