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Archaeologists in Egypt have excavated a 5,000 year old wooden hull that is the earliest surviving example of a "built" boat -- in other words, a boat constructed out of planks fitted together--and that thus represents a major advance, in terms of boat-building technology, over the dugout logs and reed vessels of more ancient vintage.

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(A)together--and that thus represents
(B)together--and this has represented
(C)together, and it represents
(D)together that was representing
(E)together to represent
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A for me.

We have to use a pair of dashes in this sentence. So A, B left.

In B, the past perfect is not appropriate.

A is the best.
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A makes the tense agreeable...

I was leaning towards B but then if B is put in, it breaks the tense progression...

A it is..
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OA is A. My ear just refused to accept "that thus"
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Sorry to dig up an old thread... but could someone post their explainations?

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jjhko wrote:
Sorry to dig up an old thread... but could someone post their explainations?

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The non-underlined portion begins with a double hyphen, so the infixed phrase needs to be properly completed.

-- ............ --

Only A and B survive.

(A) is phrased in a more active tone.
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Thanks MATT. Your clarification helps me more here. Nice work.
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jjhko wrote:
Sorry to dig up an old thread... but could someone post their explainations?

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The non-underlined portion begins with a double hyphen, so the infixed phrase needs to be properly completed.

-- ............ --

Only A and B survive.

(A) is phrased in a more active tone.


Thanks for the clarification Matt! :)

Btw, could you also reason that B can be eliminated since B uses a present perfect?
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