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# When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York

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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 If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Director Joined: 30 Jun 2007 Posts: 793 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 157 [0], given: 0 Re: SC - Erie canal [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 May 2008, 15:21 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 [Parallel ok – Hold 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 [“;” is used to conjunct two independent clauses – eliminate 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 [“;” is used to conjunct two independent clauses – eliminate it]
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 [Which has no clear referent – eliminate it] 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 [took , costing is not parallel to took and cost – eliminate it]

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13 May 2008, 19:00
hanumayamma wrote:
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 [Parallel ok – Hold 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 [“;” is used to conjunct two independent clauses – eliminate 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 [“;” is used to conjunct two independent clauses – eliminate it] 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$100; moving it on the canal [Which has no clear referent – eliminate it] , Which means that [the NC costs 100$]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 [took , costing is not parallel to took and cost – eliminate it]

I also see nothing wrong with A

C violates the rule: It takes [times, money...] for somebody/something to do something! so C is out!
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14 May 2008, 06:05
Not sure if it is right..but OA says C. Thanks
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