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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some 160,000 criminals to Australia.

(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788
(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years
(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788
(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788
(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788
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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some 160,000 criminals to Australia.
(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788
(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years
(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788
(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788.
(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788



A & B: Suggest that England had its beginning in 1788
C: "Beginning a period of almost a hundred years" - this part seems to be without a subject.
D: This option uses 'a period beginning in 1788' as a non-essential modifier, whereas it is an essential modifier that helps in identifying the period.

ANS: E
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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some 160,000 criminals to Australia.

(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788,

(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years,

(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788

(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788,

(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788,



What does "beginning" in e modify? a period or years ?

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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some 160,000 criminals to Australia.

(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788,

(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years,

(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788

(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788,

(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788,



What does "beginning" in e modify? a period or years ?


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Its "a period" as nothing else would be beginning
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'Beginning' modifies period here not hundred years.
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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some 160,000 criminals to
Australia.
(A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788,
(B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years,
(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788
(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788,
(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788,

The best option is E....
But don't you think "Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788" modifies England and appears as if
england were over something.
Similarly ,
Based on old manuscripts , scholars wrote the new ones.
is wrong because the scholars are not based on manuscripts....

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"Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788" elaborates on when England (subject) exiled (verb) the criminals. "Over" is being used in the "span" sense instead of the "above" sense.

Over a span of 3 hours, he waited patiently for the ice cream truck. (when)
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Hovering over the boy in front of him, Jim grew impatient for the ice cream. (how)

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Modifier issue.................E is best here....!!!
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Only thing we can say here is that E is the best among all answer choices. The next closest to it is A which becomes wordy and aqward due to usage of - "after having its beginning".

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Answer should be E in my opinion

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160,000 criminals to Australia.
A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788.
B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years.
C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788.
D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788.
E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788.

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I don't think (A) is right.The pronoun "Its" does not have any antecedent.The meaning is also convoluted.

(B) Modifier problem (beginning modifies England and that is certainly not the intended meaning)
(c)Modifier problem
(D)"During A hundred years" seems uncomfortable not sure although.
(E) seems fine to me.
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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some
160,000 criminals to Australia.
A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788.
B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years.
C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788.
D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788.
E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788.

Why ‘B’ is wrong


B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years.

who/what is beginning in 1788?
(B) no subject

You are requested to confirm the OA , and correct the ACs because "full-stops"after every ACs is not there in the real question.

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thevenus wrote:
jitgoel wrote:
For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788, England exiled some
160,000 criminals to Australia.
A) For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788.
B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years.
C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788.
D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788.
E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788.

Why ‘B’ is wrong


B) Beginning in 1788 for a period of a hundred years.

who/what is beginning in 1788?
(B) no subject

You are requested to confirm the OA , and correct the ACs because "full-stops"after every ACs is not there in the real question.

Refer;

for-almost-a-hundred-years-after-having-its-beginning-in-22407.html?fl=similar

http://www.beatthegmat.com/england-exile-t107835.html



Will improve on your suggestions. New to the forum, can you explain what do you mean by OA?

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filtered to choices A and E

E is much more precise "Over a period".

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May i know what is the hundred years beginning.

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May i know what is the hundred years beginning.


The statement puts forward a time frame over which these activities were carried out by England. IMO, all other options are trying to specify that time period instead of describing what really happened in those 100 years.

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