the end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
(B) it excited
(D) would excite
(E) it had excited
Two major errors - parallelism and the it error.
Parallelism can't get any simpler! Notice the AND list. and be sure that the list is to be completed by the underlined item
-ing verb is required.
Lel me tell you what could go wrong here. One might think saw the emergence and excited are a part of one and list. But in that case, won't there be one more and
before fetching? yeah, thats a trap!
One more common error here. I call it the it
error. Like in spoken English we use it
to describe a clause, the GMAT puts it as a trap because the usage is actually incorrect. I did xyz, it caused him to blah blah. Well, that is totally incorrect! this trap is designed in choice B and E. Technically we say that it
refers to no noun in the sentence. and D cannot simple by correct to be used for a past action.
C it is
Hope this post helps!
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