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# A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to

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A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having a large brain and small teeth.

A using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having
B the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as
C cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million Years, explaining hominid features like
D fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years ,explaining hominid features such as having.
E fire used for cooking food could be dated back to almost two million years and explain hominid features like.

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21 Oct 2006, 18:42
C.

A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million Years, explaining hominid features like

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21 Oct 2006, 19:43
- proposal is on "cooking food" rather than "fire" or "using fire"
- acc to anthropologist , because of "cooking with fire", humans have hominid features rather than "use of fire"

my take is C

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21 Oct 2006, 21:16
proposal...that...date....

subjunctive case

C

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21 Oct 2006, 21:28
It's either B or C.

According to Cambridge:

"date back" phrasal verb

to have existed a particular length of time or since a particular time:

This tradition dates back to medieval times.

This being the case, I'll take (C) for the active voice. Not sure about "like" at the end though.

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22 Oct 2006, 03:24
KC wrote:
A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having a large brain and small teeth.

A using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having
B the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as
C cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million Years, explaining hominid features like
D fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years ,explaining hominid features such as having.
E fire used for cooking food could be dated back to almost two million years and explain hominid features like.

Well I pick B for several reasons!
the use of fire is better as it is the use of fire that could explain the homnid features. Also B is parallel. The last reason is, the usage of such as. Like does not go well here.

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22 Oct 2006, 09:54
Hello folks..

I'll bet it's B. Let's here the OA and i'll then put up the Explanation..

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22 Oct 2006, 12:22
If the OA is not (B) , I just wasted 2 months of my GMAT preparation ....

It better be B !
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22 Oct 2006, 22:16
Good..

OA is B =)

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