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Concerns about public health led to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to serve metropolitan Boston.

A. Concerns about public health led to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to serve
B. Concerns about public health have led to the construction of three separate sewer systems between 1876 and 1904 to serve
C. Concerns about public health have led between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving
D. There were concerns about public health leading to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems serving
E. There were concerns leading between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving

Fellow Clubbers, how do you choose when you have to pick the right answer for such questions ? For instance where should between 1876 and 1904 be placed and whether concerns leading to should be followed by to serve ?

Thanks in advance !

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Nihit wrote:
Concerns about public health led to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to serve metropolitan Boston.

A.Concerns about public health led to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to servemay be
B.Concerns about public health have led to the construction of three separate sewer systems between 1876 and 1904 to serve have led??
C.Concerns about public health have led between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving have led ??
D.There were concerns about public health leading to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems serving public health leading to construction ???
E.There were concerns leading between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving Awkward

Fellow Clubbers, how do you choose when you have to pick the right answer for such questions ? For instance where should between 1876 and 1904 be placed and whether concerns leading to should be followed by to serve ?

Thanks in advance !


I am not sure ... I pick A.
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New post 03 Nov 2008, 00:39
amitdgr and Bidisha are correct; A is the answer. Fortunately, the placement of "between 1876 and 1904" isn't the factor that determines which choice is correct. I say "fortunately", because even though there is no other place to put it without changing the meaning, the correct sentence is still damned awkward.

Regardless of where this phrase goes, the other choices are wrong for clearer reasons. B and C both use "have led". This verb tense is used for an action which happened in the past and continued until the present, which is definitely not the case here.

D and E start with the "There were..." construction in which the word "there" does not identify a place, and in fact doesn't carry any meaning at all. The GMAT never likes this: If a sentence starts with something such as "there were...", "there is...", "it was..." or "it is...", AND if the "there" or "it" is merely a sort of placeholder for the rest of the sentence rather than identifying a specific place or thing, the GMAT almost always wants you to pick a different choice with a direct and active grammatical structure.
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Chose A.

Explanation from grumpy is great!

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