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When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 07:15
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8. 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 $90, but when the canal was used, it took eight days and cost $4.

(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 $90, 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, costing $90; using the canal, it
(C) Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 took three weeks and cost $90; on the canal, the move
(D) Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, to move a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost $90; using it, the move
(E) To move a ton of wheat took three weeks and cost $90 from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825; on the canal, it
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Re: SC - Erie Canal [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 07:44
(D) Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, to move a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost $90; using it, the move
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 15:21
Down to C and D, but I'm going with C

the 'it' in D is not clear, whereas in C..the canal is used.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 15:27
I choose C for it is the only choice without ambiguous usage of 'it'
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Re: SC - Erie Canal [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 21:06
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8. 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 $90, but when the canal was used, it took eight days and cost $4.

(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 $90, 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, costing $90; using the canal, it
(C) Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 took three weeks and cost $90; on the canal, the move
(D) Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, to move a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost $90; using it, the move
(E) To move a ton of wheat took three weeks and cost $90 from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825; on the canal, it


I vote for D

C's "on the canal" sounds awkward...

I would've chose B if it did not have the "it" in front of "took three weeks..."
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 07:07
Moving in C is a gerund verb being used as a noun. Therefore similiar verb paralellism is not required.

I`ll take C over D.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 10:49
can we get the OA now :-D ? this suspense is killing me.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 11:28
I go with C on this one...

In D, the "it" in the second IC, doesnt have clear referent...therefore D is out...
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 15:02
A- being is used
B, D, & E use the word "it", but what does "it" refer to?
so C it is


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 [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2005, 08:10
The OA is (C).
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2005, 08:38
One more C.

Only C do not include the pronoun it: very ambiguous
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