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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 23:00
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 23:15
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


Clear C for plural verb "derive" to match "alphabets" and so clause is next to Armaic script.
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 09:40
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


I say C.

both x and y. D is incorrect b/c derive needs to be used when refering to both x and y. which causes verbs to become plural.

A: it, from which... the modifier appears to be modifying the empire of persia.
B: same problem as in A.
E: both x and y idiom is violated.
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 10:41
going with D...it should be bringing with it

A - has a misplaced modifier - "from"
B - odd - "and from"
C - should be singular derive
E - again the usage of "and"
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 10:47
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


Would go for C,

between A and C, choose C cuz "from which" refers to script not "Achaemenid empire".
Other choices sound awkward.
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 11:08
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going with D...it should be bringing with it

A - has a misplaced modifier - "from"
B - odd - "and from"
C - should be singular derive
E - again the usage of "and"


I am wrong it should be C. This is the case were the verb is placed before the the subject. If we flip it it would be

The northern and southern Indian alphabets which derive from the Aramaic script.
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 18:08
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


Would go for C,

between A and C, choose C cuz "from which" refers to script not "Achaemenid empire".
Other choices sound awkward.


The northern and southern Indian alphabets derive from the Aramaic script.
In C Does n't it require auxiliary verb to be a clause....sth like The northern and southern Indian alphabets is derived from the Aramaic script.
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 19:11
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


Would go for C,

between A and C, choose C cuz "from which" refers to script not "Achaemenid empire".
Other choices sound awkward.


The northern and southern Indian alphabets derive from the Aramaic script.
In C Does n't it require auxiliary verb to be a clause....sth like The northern and southern Indian alphabets is derived from the Aramaic script.


I have also the same doubt. The first part of the sentence is in past tense and the choice C is in present tense. We can have both present and past in single sentnece but in this question it looks quite awkward
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Re: SC: 5. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Val [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 19:29
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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.

A the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and - agree the placement of "it" in this option is not idealistic but will still choose it over C.
B the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the - who derives the alphabets?
D with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


I will go with A. Had narrowed down to A and C and chose A.
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Re: The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 07:36
C is make the 'which' have precise antecedent and follow the Subject - Verb agreement rule.
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Re: The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 08:47
Will vote for C

modifer error and "derive" plural should match to "alphabets"
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Re: The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 15:40
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A "which" refers to "it"
B "and from which..." is not a clause
C Correct
D "derives" is wrong; we are talking about northern AND southern alphabets
E "deriving from..." is not a clause
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