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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 2000 years old and took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete

A) the army of terra-cotta warriors created to protect Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife is more than 2000 years old and took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete
B) Qin Shi Huang, Chinas first emperor, was protected in his afterlife by an army of terra-cotta warriors that was created more than 2000 years ago by 700,000 artisans who took more than 36 years to complete it
C) it took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to create an army of terra-cotta warriors more than 2,000 years ago that would protect Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife
D) more than 2000 years ago, 700,000 artisans worked more than 36 years to create an army of terra-cotta warriors to protect Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife
E) more than 36 years were needed to complete the army of terra-cotta warriors that 700,000 artisans created 2000 years ago to protect Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife


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A. the army of terra-cotta warriors created...

I don't understand why there is no verb Were before Created? Can anybody explain it to me?
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The army of terra cota warriors is correctly compared with the pyramids of Egypt and ancient cities of Maya .. that's why no very used before.
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New post 27 Aug 2011, 23:39
I mean army was created by humans. The army didn't created anything by themselves.

Why it's not necessary to use verb be/was/were before verb created in this case?

Oh, I'v just now understood the answer! While I was writing this post. :-)
Created in this case isn't a verb, it's adjective that modified The army. And the main verb of the clause is - Is (is more than 2000...).
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