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# The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local

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The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing from city to city, and to the establishment of regional times.

(A)which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
(B)which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and which differed
(C)which were determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
(D)determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differed
(E)determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
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25 May 2009, 07:16
Use of which is needed so D and E are out.
Now Local times- Plural subject- need for were.

So i go with C.
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26 May 2009, 01:34
The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing from city to city, and to the establishment of regional times.

(A)which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
(B)which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and which differed
(C)which were determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
(D)determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differed correct one; clear and ||
(E)determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing not parallel; we need 'differed' because we're referencing to the past

IMHO, (D)
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26 May 2009, 03:08
OA:E
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26 May 2009, 05:57
IMO E is the correct choice...
something led to abolition of local times, determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian....
something led to abolition of local times, differing from city to city...
though i don't know what this logic is called, i suppose this is the right way.

Please correct me if i am wrong
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