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When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2008, 00:16
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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: SC-Erie Canal [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2008, 00:37
ans is C

1. underlined part is parallel to the the rest of the sentence
2. B is parallel but: "moving wheat before opening canal, it took 3 weeks" -- wrong construction

vivektripathi wrote:
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: SC-Erie Canal [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2008, 03:16
Hi guys,

IMO C

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 being
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 wordy, the firts it is not needed
C. Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo Hold
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 it's not //. To move and moving
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 It's not //. to move and the move

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Re: SC-Erie Canal [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 09:29
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
Hi guys,

IMO C

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 being
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 wordy, the firts it is not needed
C. Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo Hold
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 it's not //. To move and moving
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 It's not //. to move and the move

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Guys, I have question with ans 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"
1) Use of ;
2) Can sentenece aftet ; start with on (preposition)
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Re: SC-Erie Canal [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 11:31
for me the use of ; is difficult. I think it should be used to separate two grammatically independent sentences, which I think can be applied in this case.

maybe anyone can give more information about ";"?

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