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# Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a

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Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively
easy task, because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and
ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic
activity put gold literally within reach for anybody with a pan or shovel
.

A. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach for

B. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic
activity that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

C. owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that had thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

D. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, putting
gold literally within reach for

E. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, goldbearing
riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach of

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14 Jan 2008, 10:19
Ill go with B. The commas seem to be correctly placed here giving it the proper meaning. Hmm, maybe not, ill go with C.
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14 Jan 2008, 10:49
Is this suppose to be a CR or an SC???? if its an SC can you please underline the part that needs corrected.

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14 Jan 2008, 11:29
Thanks GMATBLACKBELT, you are right. This is an SC. I have edited it.

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Is this suppose to be a CR or an SC???? if its an SC can you please underline the part that needs corrected.

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14 Jan 2008, 13:04
I go with C also. It seems the most correct out of all. It may sound a bit awkward, but i think it's the most parallel.
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14 Jan 2008, 13:21
JCLEONES wrote:
Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively
easy task, because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and
ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic
activity put gold literally within reach for anybody with a pan or shovel
.

A. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach for

B. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic
activity that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

C. owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that had thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

D. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, putting
gold literally within reach for

E. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, goldbearing
riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach of

I say B. ||ism

A: not clear and ancient... what gold bearing river beds??
C: owing to... not correct. I dont see why past perfect is needed here
DE since erosion is not clear
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16 Jan 2008, 00:06
Between B and C

C

owing to = because of

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16 Jan 2008, 00:14
What about "put" and "putting"? need to watch out verb?
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16 Jan 2008, 07:20
How about E? Maybe I'm in the wrong direction.

A. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach for= because of + phrase

B. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic
activity that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of = not //

C. owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that had thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

D. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, putting
gold literally within reach for

E. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, goldbearing
riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach of
=> So, I think E by POE.
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16 Jan 2008, 09:24
Straight E for me.

A. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, gold-bearing
riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach
for
parrellelism error- erosion, glacier movment and gold bearing riverbeds thrust...

B. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity that thrust
ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, and putting gold literally within
reach of
[and putting is wrong, it should be simple putting or put]
to ensure ||ism
C. owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity that had
thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, and putting gold literally
within reach of
same error as above
D. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity that thrust
ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, putting gold literally within reach
for
reach of is unidiomatic. reach for is correct
E. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds
thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach of
correct
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16 Jan 2008, 14:16
Thansk for the discussion. The OA is E

JCLEONES wrote:
Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively
easy task, because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and
ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic
activity put gold literally within reach for anybody with a pan or shovel
.

A. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach for

B. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic
activity that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

C. owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that had thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of

D. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, putting
gold literally within reach for

E. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, goldbearing
riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach of
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