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The first trenches that were cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, have yielded strong evidence for centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East that were arising simultaneously with but independently of the more celebrated city-states of southern Mesopotamia, in what is now southern Iraq.

(A) that were cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, have yielded strong evidence for centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East that were arising simultaneously with but

(B) that were cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, yields strong evidence that centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East were arising simultaneously with but also

(C) having been cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, have yielded strong evidence that centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East were arising simultaneously but

(D) cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, yields strong evidence of centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East arising simultaneously but also

(E) cut into a 500-acre site at Tell Hamoukar, Syria, have yielded strong evidence that centrally administered complex societies in northern regions of the Middle East arose simultaneously with but

Hi, buddies, I prefer choice C or E, but what the difference between them?

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2004, 14:06
will go with E on this

C is out because of ackwardness phrase "having been" twists the sentence
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2004, 18:21
me too, I will pick E

(i) Parellel Construction: simultaneously with / independently of

(ii) arose is better than arising
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2004, 21:31
Hi, everybody

where do the two prepositions with and of come from ?

.... that were arising simultaneously with but independently of
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