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The domesticated camel, which some scholars date around the [#permalink]
02 Nov 2009, 01:12
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The domesticated camel, which some scholars date around the twelfth century B.C., was the key to the development of the spice trade in the ancient world. a. The domesticated camel, which some scholars date b. The domesticated camel, which some scholars have thought to occur c. Domesticating the camel, dated by some scholars at d. The domestication of the camel, thought by some scholars to have occurred e. The camel's domestication, dated by some scholars to have been _________________
IMO D. Closely followed by C.Dated seems to modify camel rather than domesticating.
I vote for D as well and C as close contender (due to another reason that 've seen "dated at" as correct idiom in another thread)
I'm going for D. "Dated at" is the correct idiom (according to MGMAT SC anyway). But I think the issue with C is that the modifier "dated at ..." can refer to specifically just the camel. This could then read as the domesticating a really old camel. In D the modifier refers to the entire clause.
A and B have the same modification error. E seems a bit awkward.
If you say 'dated', then you have to express it idiomatically as ‘dated at’. E falls into this trap by using ‘dated to’ have been, which is wrong. D dodges the pitfall, by not using ‘dated’ altogether.
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