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Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 08:49
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Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya s 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.
A. the same
B. Qin Shi huang, China's first emperor, was protected in his afterlife by an army of terra-cotta warriors that was created more than 2,000 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 2,000 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 wre needed to complete the army of terra-cotta warrios that 700,000 artisans created 2,000 years ago to protect Qin Shi huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 08:55
A it is
The only one that uses the modifier properly.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 11:08
^ A ^

for correct modifier.

Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya... ,

the army of terra-cotta warriors ...
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 11:09
And I think there is a typo here

"Maya s an achievement" .. :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 20:01
What is rivaling the Pyramids of Egypt......?
It's 'the army of terra-cotta warriors'.

So second clause should start with 'the army of terra-cotta warriors' to modify 'rivaling the Pyramids of Egypt'.

So it's A.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2006, 04:38
good job, everyone!! Oa is A :)
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Re: Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2014, 21:25
laxieqv wrote:
Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya s 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.
A. the same
B. Qin Shi huang, China's first emperor, was protected in his afterlife by an army of terra-cotta warriors that was created more than 2,000 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 2,000 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 wre needed to complete the army of terra-cotta warrios that 700,000 artisans created 2,000 years ago to protect Qin Shi huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife.


Q Can`t there be 2 modifiers back to back modifying the subject?
Here in option D, why both Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya s an achievement and more than 2,000 years ago, do not modify 700,000 artisans
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Re: Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 04:37
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laxieqv wrote:
Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya s 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.
A. the same
B. Qin Shi huang, China's first emperor, was protected in his afterlife by an army of terra-cotta warriors that was created more than 2,000 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 2,000 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 wre needed to complete the army of terra-cotta warrios that 700,000 artisans created 2,000 years ago to protect Qin Shi huang, China's first emperor, in his afterlife.


Q Can`t there be 2 modifiers back to back modifying the subject?
Here in option D, why both Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya s an achievement and more than 2,000 years ago, do not modify 700,000 artisans


Hi Ashish,

"Rivaling" can't refer to "artisans" because the meaning is illogical. The artisans themselves don't rival the pyramids or the Mayan cities. It's their work, the terra-cotta warriors, that rivals the pyramids and cities.

Hope this helps with your doubt.

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Re: Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2014, 14:27
Hi Experts,

Can someone please explain me how is it logical to say that "army took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete " ?
A monument or a pyramid can be completed by artisans ... but how can army be completed by artisans ?
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Re: Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 02:39
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Hi Experts,

Can someone please explain me how is it logical to say that "army took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete " ?
A monument or a pyramid can be completed by artisans ... but how can army be completed by artisans ?


Hi there,

Thank you for posting your query here.

This sentence isn't talking about human soldiers; it's talking about an 'army' of terracotta soldiers. It is perfectly logical to say that these terracotta statues were created by artisans.

I hope this helps with your doubt!

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