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This one has already been discussed here: sc-erie-canal-27647.html
OA is C.
However, my questions are:
i) Whats wrong with B?
ii) Doesn't "on the canal the move" sounds awful?
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When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City
before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost
$100, but when the canal was used, it
took less than eight days and cost
less than $6.
A. When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City before
the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100, but
when the canal was used, it
B. Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the
Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100; using the canal, it
C. Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, moving a ton of wheat from
Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost $100; on the canal the
move
D. In 1825, before opening the Erie Canal, to move a ton of wheat took three
weeks from Buffalo to New York City, which cost $100; moving it on the canal
E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks
before the opening of the Erie Canal, costing $100, but in using the canal, the
move
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Re: Erie Canal in 1825 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 07:28
For B, the subject is "Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the
Erie Canal in 1825". To follow it with "it took..." means that the first phrase wasn't completed.

I looked at the original post - the C option says "on the canal, the move" and this makes it correct. Plus C avoided pronoun use which makes it unambiguous.
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Re: Erie Canal in 1825 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 12:18
B looks like a run-on sentence....and sounds awkward/

my pick is C.
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Re: Erie Canal in 1825 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2010, 13:04
noboru wrote:
This one has already been discussed here: sc-erie-canal-27647.html
OA is C.
However, my questions are:
i) Whats wrong with B?
ii) Don't "on the canal the move" sounds awful?
Thanks in advance.


When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City
before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost
$100, but when the canal was used, it
took less than eight days and cost
less than $6.
A. When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City before
the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100, but
when the canal was used, it
B. Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the
Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100; using the canal, it
C. Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, moving a ton of wheat from
Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost $100; on the canal the
move
D. In 1825, before opening the Erie Canal, to move a ton of wheat took three
weeks from Buffalo to New York City, which cost $100; moving it on the canal
E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks
before the opening of the Erie Canal, costing $100, but in using the canal, the
move



Hi, It would be great if you could write the question before you wrote the answer and your take on it. its kinda difficult to give the question a fair attempt when the first line in the post reveals the answer ....

its just a request....
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Re: Erie Canal in 1825   [#permalink] 05 Jul 2010, 13:04
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