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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.

(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were


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Salt Deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2005, 14:23
Salt Deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Dero excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that floruished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigirs and Euphrates.

A
B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
C) that flurished at the same time those had
D) flurishing at the same time as those did
E) flourishing at the same time as those were


Pls post the explanation also ..i will post the OA and OE later ..
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2005, 16:56
yup OA is A
guys the confusion I had was ..
In A doesn't it seems that the floruishment of (ancient civilization) is compared with "the civilizations in the Nile delta"

i.e Action (floruished) is compared with Noun "the civilizations in the Nile delta"

but this issue is not there in B where the Verb are compared

"had floruished" / had

Pls tell me what I am thinking wrong here
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2005, 17:26
cool_jonny009 wrote:
yup OA is A
guys the confusion I had was ..
In A doesn't it seems that the floruishment of (ancient civilization) is compared with "the civilizations in the Nile delta"

i.e Action (floruished) is compared with Noun "the civilizations in the Nile delta"

but this issue is not there in B where the Verb are compared

"had floruished" / had

Pls tell me what I am thinking wrong here
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The use of "had" is needed when a time difference between two different past events needs to be conveyeed. In this sentence, the sentence says the two civilizations flourished at the same time so "simple past tense" will do.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2006, 02:39
thanks to anandnk
I have argued this with my SC teacher about the verb ellipse.
I think A compare the time with the civilizations, which makes it out of my choice.
now I have another question'UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES AND WHERE can the verb ellipse be used?'
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the [#permalink] New post 19 May 2006, 09:16
Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2006, 10:09
A seems to be the right choice..'had' in B is not required as both refer to the same time period....
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2006, 19:16
A looks just fine.

B had flourished - past perfect

C ...those had - incorrect

D that flourished is preferred instead of flourishing

E same as D
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Ans [#permalink] New post 22 May 2006, 06:44
A : looks corrects
B : Problem with had flourished
C, D,amd E has incorrect pronoun those.

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Re: SC - Mohenjo-Daro [#permalink] New post 22 May 2006, 07:56
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

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I am going with "D".

"B" uses Past participle when it's not required. "C" uses incorrect idiom "same...those"; "same...as" is the correct idiom."A" compares flourishing of civilization with civilization, which is an "apples and oranges" comparison.

"A" would have been the best choice if the sentence read "Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations did in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.

b14kumar, please provide OA and OE for the question.
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Re: SC - Mohenjo-Daro [#permalink] New post 22 May 2006, 19:20
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

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I am going with "D".

"B" uses Past participle when it's not required. "C" uses incorrect idiom "same...those"; "same...as" is the correct idiom."A" compares flourishing of civilization with civilization, which is an "apples and oranges" comparison.

"A" would have been the best choice if the sentence read "Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations did in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.

b14kumar, please provide OA and OE for the question.



I had the same doubt thats why I posted this question.
OA is A. However I think A also does not complete the sentence as pointed out by alfa_beta01.
Other options are not correct.

alfa_beta01,
In D, we have pronoun problem. 'those' is not required.
Moreover I see tense problem in D.

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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 03:53
I feel A is the right choice .. there doesn't seem to be any apple-oranges problem ..."that flourished" is affecting "civilizations". In other words they are just providing more detatils about a particular civilization. So we are basically comparing two civilizations only. A is the only correct and concise choice here.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 06:53
"A" seems wrong. "Time" should be compared with "time" but in "A", "time" is compared with "the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates". There's no mention of time whatsoever.

What's the source of this question b14kumar?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 08:47
alfa_beta01 wrote:
"A" seems wrong. "Time" should be compared with "time" but in "A", "time" is compared with "the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates". There's no mention of time whatsoever.

What's the source of this question b14kumar?


I picked this question from 1000 Real GMAT SC Questions.

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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2006, 01:52
Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile Delta and the river valley of the Tigris and Euphrates.
a) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
b) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
c) that flourished at the same time those had
d) flourishing at the same time as those did
e) flourishing at the same time as those were

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Re: SC - Mohenjo-Daro [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2006, 02:09
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile Delta and the river valley of the Tigris and Euphrates.
a) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
b) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
c) that flourished at the same time those had
d) flourishing at the same time as those did
e) flourishing at the same time as those were


Tough one.

A looks OK, but "as the civilizations did" would be better.
B past perfect needs a past tense in the sentence
C tenses are not parallel, those had flourished, but after that, there is past tense only
D there may be a parallel tense problem here as well, flourishing, and those did, but this may be the best answer
E past continous tense in this sentence is wrong.

I am between A and D.

No wait, definitely A.

the second part does not need parallel construction, it is a noun, all of it!
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A too

a) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
b) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
c) that flourished at the same time those had
d) flourishing at the same time as those did ..... This is not a comparison of the action
e) flourishing at the same time as those were
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

Please explain.
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Re: SC-Tigris and Euphrates [#permalink] New post 20 May 2007, 09:28
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

Please explain.


For (A)

(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations

(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations

wrong verb tense use => out

(C) that flourished at the same time those had

"at the same time" has to go with "as" => out

(D) flourishing at the same time as those did

not parallel => out

(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

not parallel => out
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.

(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations

(C) that flourished at the same time those had => wrong sentence construction
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did => "as did those" required
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were => "as were those" required

between A and B
maybe B uses a wrong tense ...which is not required
( key Point : do not complicate tenses unless required !! )

I will go with A - it sounds correct :)
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Re: SC-Tigris and Euphrates [#permalink] New post 21 May 2007, 07:45
Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
>.Tense problem
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
>. Incorrect construction
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
>.What is "those" referrig to?
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were
>same as D

I pick A
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