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# Despite Britain’s obvious interest in using oil to power the Royal Nav

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Despite Britain’s obvious interest in using oil to power the Royal Navy, the creation of a national oil company lagged behind the Dutch and the Americans and developed only after when oil well construction was supported by foreign speculators.

(A) developed only after when oil well construction was supported by foreign speculators

(B) developed only after foreign speculators supported oil well construction

(C) developed only after foreign speculators’ support of oil well construction by foreign speculators

(D) develops only at the time after the supporting of oil well construction by foreign speculators

(E) developed only after there being foreign speculators’ support of oil well construction

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17 Oct 2018, 04:46
Bunuel wrote:
Despite Britain’s obvious interest in using oil to power the Royal Navy, the creation of a national oil company lagged behind the Dutch and the Americans and developed only after when oil well construction was supported by foreign speculators.

(A) developed only after when oil well construction was supported by foreign speculators

(B) developed only after foreign speculators supported oil well construction

(C) developed only after foreign speculators’ support of oil well construction by foreign speculators

(D) develops only at the time after the supporting of oil well construction by foreign speculators

(E) developed only after there being foreign speculators’ support of oil well construction

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The expression ‘developed after when’ is incorrect. ‘Developed after’ is sufficient. Eliminate A. Choice C unnecessarily repeats ‘foreign speculators’. Choice D has the wrong tense. The sentence is in past tense, not present. ‘Developed after there being’ in E is also incorrect. Choice B is the correct answer.
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