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SC Question [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2013, 05:44
The Chicago and Calumet Rivers originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but having been redirected by constructing canals so that the water now empties into the Mississippi by way of the Illinois River.

A. Rivers originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but having been redirected by constructing
B. Rivers had originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but they have been redirected by constructing
C. Rivers, which originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan but have been redirected by the construction of
D. Rivers, originally flowing into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but having been redirected by the construction of
E. Rivers, originally flowing into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, have been redirected through the construction of

OA - E

My question is - if the answer choice B was written as - Rivers originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but they have been redirected by constructing - will the choice 'B' still be incorrect ?
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Re: SC Question [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 04:58
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The Chicago and Calumet Rivers originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but having been redirected by constructing canals so that the water now empties into the Mississippi by way of the Illinois River.

A. Rivers originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but having been redirected by constructing
B. Rivers had originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but they have been redirected by constructing
C. Rivers, which originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan but have been redirected by the construction of
D. Rivers, originally flowing into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but having been redirected by the construction of
E. Rivers, originally flowing into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, have been redirected through the construction of

OA - E

My question is - if the answer choice B was written as - Rivers originally flowed into the St. Lawrence by way of Lake Michigan, but they have been redirected by constructing - will the choice 'B' still be incorrect ?

Yes, since there is no verb in the above highlighted portion. The phrase "originally flowed" will act as a Modifier.. retrospectively, there is no such thing "flowed" alone. .. Flown would be better.
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