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Almost the only evidence of the presence of human beings on the earth for a period longer than half a million years are vast quantities of stone tools.

A. longer than half a million years are
B. of more than half a million years are
C. of more than half a million years is
D. lasting longer than half a millioin years is
E. of longer than half a million years are
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07 Nov 2005, 11:20
Eliminate A,B, E because of 'are' as evidence is singular
Between C & D
I pick D
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07 Nov 2005, 11:25
I prefer D.

vast quantities requires the verb are so C and D are out. Of should be included (parallelism) and more is correct.
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07 Nov 2005, 11:53
According to the subject of the main clause, A,B and E should be left out. Between C and D, I choose D. The underlined part of the sentence is modifying the noun period. I think D is better to express the idea that pediod lasted more than half a million years.
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07 Nov 2005, 12:02
IMO its C)...b/c "more than" and "period of" are idiomatic...
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07 Nov 2005, 12:06
christoph wrote:
IMO its C)...b/c "more than" and "period of" are idiomatic...

Doesn't "years" imply duration? So I wouldn't count it with "more", but it should be "longer".
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08 Nov 2005, 01:27
A,D,E - Incorrect.
Between B & C. It should be C Usage '...evidence.....is vast....'

What is the OA?
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11 Nov 2005, 13:46
OA is C
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11 Nov 2005, 13:46
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