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# Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by

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Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by [#permalink]

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10 Jun 2005, 03:09
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Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by overcutting trees and farming too intensively, and though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population and in the intensity of industrialization are causing a worldwide ecological crisis.
A. though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population
B. though some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, were taken decades ago, great increases in population
C. though some protective measures, such as establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries having been taken decades ago, great population increases
D. with some protective measures, like establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries that were taken decades ago, great increases in population
E. with some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great population increases

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10 Jun 2005, 07:26
go with B.

vithal, these are real gmat typr SC questions. what is the source of these question? kaplan q-bank?

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10 Jun 2005, 09:15
It is B

Get rid of all choices that are using like, we need "such as". So A and D are out

2 other choise are using having been and just plain wrong usage. so get rid of C and E

took me 30 sec to nail this bad boy.

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10 Jun 2005, 16:22
Vithal wrote:
Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by overcutting trees and farming too intensively, and though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population and in the intensity of industrialization are causing a worldwide ecological crisis.
A. though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population
B. though some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, were taken decades ago, great increases in population
C. though some protective measures, such as establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries having been taken decades ago, great population increases
D. with some protective measures, like establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries that were taken decades ago, great increases in population
E. with some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great population increases

B definitely
D&E can be eliminated because of the word 'with' rather than 'though'
in A and C 'having been taken'...the tense is strange and unnecessary

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10 Jun 2005, 19:40
B is the OA (sorry people - I cann't wait for long to post the OA)

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10 Jun 2005, 19:40
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