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Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya as an achievement,
the army of terra-cotta warriors created to protect Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor,
in his afterlife is more than 2,000 years old and took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years
to complete them.

A. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete them
B. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete it
C. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete
D. 700,000 artisans took more than 36 years to complete
E. to complete them too 700,000 artisans more than 36 years
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Re: 8 real PBT GMAT(5)....please explain all answer choices [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 20:17
karanrajmishra wrote:
Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya as an achievement,
the army of terra-cotta warriors created to protect Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor,
in his afterlife is more than 2,000 years old and took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years
to complete them.

A. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete them
'Them' is wrong
B. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete it
'It' is right, refers to "the army"
C. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete
D. 700,000 artisans took more than 36 years to complete
E. to complete them too 700,000 artisans more than 36 years

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Re: 8 real PBT GMAT(5)....please explain all answer choices [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 20:54
B. Although them *might* seem right since the warriors are plural BUT the sentence is referring to ACHIEVEMENT so it is correct.
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