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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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05 May 2008, 21:58
What about comparison of time with civilization in A ?
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05 May 2008, 22:09
None of C, D, E can completely join with IN xxxx
B is so awkward
I choose A although at the first time I think there needs a verb after Civilizations.
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05 May 2008, 23:14
A - Wrong. Comparison between time with civilization.
B - It's correct. Looks awkward, but there is no other choice.
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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06 May 2008, 04:37
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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

B is the best answer in the lot. D, E have tense errors and C sounds weirdly (lacking a comparator) and A compares apples with oranges.
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06 May 2008, 07:11
Classic question. A case of ellipsis.

Duane doesn't like her but I do (like her).
I can't swim very well but Nadira can (swim very well).
Janet is British but Juan isn't (British).
They didn't go to the cinema but we did (do go to the Cinema).
Sandra was worried about the test but Giorgio wasn't (worried about the test).
Rafal went to school today but Liang didn't (go to school today).
..the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as (did) the civilizations in the Nile delta and (did) the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
Words in italics can be eliminated without changing the meaning.

B can be ruled out as there is no need of 'had'. (there is no time difference here)
A wins.
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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 that there were with
(D) flourishing at the same time as as those did
(E) so many changes at once that confronted them in
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15 Jul 2008, 12:14
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Salt deposits and moisture threatens to destroy the Mohenjo-daro excavation in pakistan,the site of an ancient civilizationthat flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleysof the tigris and Euphrates

1. that flourished at the same time as the civilizations2. that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
3. that flourished at the same time that there were with
4. flourishing at the same time as as those did
5. so many changes at once that confronted them in

IMO B is the correct answer on this one
this question tests comparion structure

the problem areas have been marked in red in the remaining options

what is the OA for this

please let me know if my approach to the question is not correct
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15 Jul 2008, 12:20
1 thing to remember in GMAT is to look for the most conise answers.Option Bhas to many perfec tenses to be correct on the GMAT LAND(as it is called)so generally sentences having to many perfect tenses are wrong......... so B is wrong

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Salt deposits and moisture threatens to destroy the Mohenjo-daro excavation in pakistan,the site of an ancient civilizationthat flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleysof the tigris and Euphrates

1. that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
2. that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
3. that flourished at the same time that there were with
4. flourishing at the same time as as those did
5. so many changes at once that confronted them in

IMO B is the correct answer on this one
this question tests comparion structure

the problem areas have been marked in red in the remaining options

what is the OA for this

please let me know if my approach to the question is not correct

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15 Jul 2008, 12:28
I also went for this one but D uses flourishing which is wrong..........The OA given is A
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17 Jul 2008, 00:16
From Elimination, A seems to be the answer.
1. that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
2. that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations : Can be ruled out for the improper usage of the perfect tense.
3. that flourished at the same time that there were with : Highly unidiomatic.
4. flourishing at the same time as as those did : seems as if the process has continued.
5. so many changes at once that confronted them in[/quote]
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06 Dec 2008, 18:27

Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Koro 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.
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08 Dec 2008, 10:17
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Koro 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.

I think which is better than that in this case because it says "an" ancient civilization" and not "the" ancient civilization, so ancient civilization is extra information. Of course with out the answer choices present I'm not even sure if the question stem is testing that concept.
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09 Dec 2008, 00:38
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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Koro 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.

In above sentence comparision is between ancient civilazation time and civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, which is wrong, the coparision should be between ancient civilization time and time of civilzations in Nile delta...
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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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Guys, besides answering this question, could you also comment on when do we use verb+ing form like it's used in choices D and E ?
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27 Mar 2009, 01:17
Between A and B, IMO A here
as the "event" is OVER since "civilization has stopped flourishing"
CDE are clearly out

regd yr 2nd Q
flourishing(Present participle-PP)=flourish(verb) + ing
PP indicates "ongoing action" but not necessarily at the present moment.
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If we want to use verb+ing , i think sentence has to change something like this:

Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan,the site of an ancient civilization, flourishing at the same time as the civilazations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
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27 Mar 2009, 07:01
Though my opinion is A for all the reasons you havequoted but my doubt abt a is
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(DID) the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
because we are comparing theexistence between the two civilizations
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16 Nov 2009, 09:19
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 flurished at the same time as the
civilizations
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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16 Nov 2009, 09:38

Can come with any concrete reasoning why, other than the fact that the regular past tense is the only one that would fit in the context of this sentence ("flurished"). We are talking about the site of the ancient civilization... those civilizations no longer exist.
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