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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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Re: SC: Comparison (avg difficulty) [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 10:17
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Is the sentence correct as written? Please explain your answer.

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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Re: SC: Comparison (avg difficulty) [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 00:38
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Is the sentence correct as written? Please explain your answer.

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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Mohenjo-Daro civilization [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 00:32
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

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A


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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Re: Mohenjo-Daro civilization [#permalink] New post 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

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flourishing(Present participle-PP)=flourish(verb) + ing
PP indicates "ongoing action" but not necessarily at the present moment.
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Re: Mohenjo-Daro civilization [#permalink] New post 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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MY OG 12 SC question No4 [#permalink] New post 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
(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: MY OG 12 SC question No4 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2009, 09:38
Answer: A

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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Re: Mohenjo-Daro civilization [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 05:34
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can someone explain why (C) is wrong. I thought "those" in option (C) clearly refers to "Nile delta and river valleys" and "had" is also correct

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 Hold
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations no need for past perfect
(C) that flourished at the same time those had
(D) flourishing at the same time as those did flourishing should be used for the ongoing action
(E) flourishing at the same time as those were should be used for the ongoing action


'Had' is not correct. 'Did' would be correct.
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Re: Mohenjo-Daro civilization [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 21:09
this is from OG - 10

OA as per OG-10 is:

Choice A, the best answer, uses the simple past tense flourished to describe civilizations existing
simultaneously in the past. Choice B wrongly uses the past perfect had flourished; past perfect tense indicates
action that was completed prior to some other event described in the simple past tense: for example, "Mayan
civilization had ceased to exist by the time Europeans first reached the Americas." Choice C lacks as after time.
In choices C, D, and E, the plural pronoun those has no plural noun to which it can refer. In C, had signals the
incorrect past perfect; did in D and were in E are awkward and unnecessary. D and E also incorrectly use the
present participle flourishing where that flourished is needed.
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 14:17
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Simple past tense -- when two even occur at same time
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 14:40
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
correct

(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations
past perfect must be paired with past tense

(C) that flourished at the same time those had
those does not have an antecedent

(D) flourishing at the same time as those did
prefer a verb to an adjective, those does not have an antecedent

(E) flourishing at the same time as those were
prefer a verb to an adjective, those does not have an antecedent
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2010, 17:40
GMAT i think so intelligent

When we compare things

1. we compare singular with singular. Even the pronoun must agree in number and person
2. we compare things which are similar. Similar means apples w/ apples. But its illogical to compare apple of 1960 w/ apple of 2010.

Now go back to SC

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

4,5 are OUT dont use that

2. "had flourished" I see sequencing. One thing occurred before other. hmm that doesnt go with "at the same time". OUT

3. is awkward and passive. OUT

A it is.
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2010, 23:05
although A appears to be the best answers, but is it correct.

That flourished at the same time as the civilizations in Delta and Tigris did.

How is it parallel without the 'did' in the end.


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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 10:58
14. 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

solution is A. but what is wrong with B.
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Re: sc question from section8 q14 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 11:14
B is unnecessary change of tense. OUT
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 10:06
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awesome explanations..... +1 for you

So tell me if this sentence is correct? This ones from Manhattan SC

The red dress looks more flattering on you than the blue one.

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Yes, you got it! :)



But Sarai, this statement is incorrect as per manhattan. Please explain how?

Correction: The red dress looks more flattering on you than the blue one does.
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 13:15
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awesome explanations..... +1 for you

So tell me if this sentence is correct? This ones from Manhattan SC

The red dress looks more flattering on you than the blue one.

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Yes, you got it! :)



But Sarai, this statement is incorrect as per manhattan. Please explain how?

Correction: The red dress looks more flattering on you than the blue one does.


Hi papillon86,

'does' means 'looks'. 'looks' is the only verb that can complete the comparison, and comparisons are always made up of two clauses although often the second verb is left off because of an ellipsis (i.e. it already appears in the first half of the sentence). 'Looks' how? 'looks flattering'. The sentence is good with or without 'does'. I haven't seen what Manhattan has to say, but I have no doubt in my mind that they would agree.

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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 01:23
Hi Sarai,

I have doubt regarding the subjunctive mood used in the construction by gmat.

Does it have exceptions or is it applicable to all sorts of verbs?

Eg: In the following sentence:

I propose Amy does the job as explained.( verb used to do)

So is this construction correct?
Your thoughts?
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Re: Need help me on this one. Doubts!! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 00:31
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Hi Sarai,

I have doubt regarding the subjunctive mood used in the construction by gmat.

Does it have exceptions or is it applicable to all sorts of verbs?

Eg: In the following sentence:

I propose Amy does the job as explained.( verb used to do)

So is this construction correct?
Your thoughts?


Hi papillon86,

The subjunctive is used specifically with causative verbs-- verbs indicating that someone wants someone to do something, but whether or not the second person does the action is unknown.

Thus, the sentence you gave is incorrect.

Incorrect: I propose Amy does the job.
Correct: I propose that Amy do the job.

Subjunctive formula:
Subject1 + causative verb (any tense) + that + Subject2 + base verb.

Think about it this way: You do not know whether Amy actually goes ahead and does the job, so you cannot put the verb for Amy in the present tense or future tense or any tense for that matter. This is why you have the base verb.

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Re: SC- Mohenjodaro&SC notes [#permalink] New post 12 May 2011, 07:23
(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations
(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations (too cumbersome)
(C) that flourished at the same time that there were with (doesn't sound right)
(D) flourishing at the same time as as those did (too cumbersome)
(E) so many changes at once that confronted them in (what on earth does this have to do with the original statement?)

This leaves A as the only option.
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