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Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connected the Mediterranean.

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Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, November 1869 is when the Suez Canal was opened to traffic.

(A) Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, November 1869 is when the Suez Canal was opened to traffic.
(B) The Suez Canal, constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, was opened to traffic in November 1869.
(C) Having been constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, Suez Canal was opened to traffic in November 1869.
(D) The Suez Canal, which was constructed by the Suez Canal Company connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, was opened to traffic in November 1869.
(E) Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, the Suez Canal had been opened to traffic in November 1869.

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Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, November 1869 is when the Suez Canal was opened to traffic.

(A) Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, November 1869 is when the Suez Canal was opened to traffic. Awfully wrong
(B) The Suez Canal, constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, was opened to traffic in November 1869. Correct answer
(C) Having been constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, Suez Canal was opened to traffic in November 1869. Wrong
(D) The Suez Canal, which was constructed by the Suez Canal Company connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, was opened to traffic in November 1869. Wrong This means the company was connecting the Mediterranean sea and the Red sea
(E) Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, the Suez Canal had been opened to traffic in November 1869. Wrong
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(A) Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, November 1869 is when the Suez Canal was opened to traffic. - modifier error, it should refer to suez canal not November 1869, parallelism error here constructed acts as verb Ed modifier for suez canal but connected is a verb for suez canal( suez canal connected the msea and redsea)
(B) The Suez Canal, constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, was opened to traffic in November 1869. - correct rectified both errors of a
(C) Having been constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, Suez Canal was opened to traffic in November 1869. - wrong having been? Not clear as b
(D) The Suez Canal, which was constructed by the Suez Canal Company connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, was opened to traffic in November 1869.- wrong modifier error connecting modifies company
(E) Constructed by the Suez Canal Company and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red sea, the Suez Canal had been opened to traffic in November 1869.- wrong had verb tense. They didn't open it before 1869 they opened it on 1869 nov

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(A) The opening phrase tells us two things about the Suez Canal—it was constructed by XYZ and it is connecting A to B. The use of connected would obviously be incorrect since it is acting as a verb and we require an adjective (participle). Also, the opening phrase needs to be followed by the Suez canal.

(B) The correct answer.

(C) Having been is awkward and unidiomatic. B conveys the same meaning more clearly.

(D) This sentence makes it appear as if the Suez Canal Company was connecting the two seas.

(E) The use of the past perfect tense had been is incorrect since the sentence does not talk about two different events in the past.
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