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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.

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11 Aug 2009, 17:15
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E it is
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01 Jul 2013, 04:25
filtered to choices A and E

E is much more precise "Over a period".
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01 Jul 2013, 04:29
May i know what is the hundred years beginning.
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01 Jul 2013, 05:48
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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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For almost a hundred years after having its beginning in 1788[/u], 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........suggests that England is beginning in 1788 for a period....does not make sense
(C) Beginning a period of almost a hundred years, in 1788.................England is beginning a period.........same as b does not make sense
(D) During a hundred years, a period beginning in 1788.....................during a hundred years, england did sth........during in Ing form and period as a non essential modifier is awkward.
(E) Over a period of a hundred years beginning in 1788

Between A and E,
I felt both for and over usage is correct and not wrong.
for some duration, England exiled...........
Over a period, England exiled.............

but in for phrase its beginning points to England as if England is beginning in 1788 again producing the same meaning error. So E is correct.
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08 Nov 2016, 09:49
sher676 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

IMO, the fatal flaw of choice D) is using "a hundred years", which change the the original meaning.
It means that England spent exact 100 years to do this action, while the original one use "almost"
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