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In 1719 the Meissen manufacturers found a way of combining kaolin, quartz, and feldspar, a kind of potash, to manufacture a hard-paste porcelain, which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries.

(A) which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries

(B) which compared with that which Europeans imported from the Far East for centuries

(C) comparable to what Europeans has imported for centuries

(D) comparable to what Europeans had imported for centuries

(E) that could be compared to what Europeans imported for centuries
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+1 for D.

C uses the wrong tense(has imported). We are talking about 1719 here. (distant past). We need a past perfect to establish that import happened before the 1719 - invention.

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+1 for D. Correctly uses the past perfect tense .Which is unnecessary and can be avoided .
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The tense in choice C is wrong. The tense of non-underlined part of the sentence is past simple. Read carefully, you will realize the achievement of the Europeans was gained before that past action. So, the correct tense is past perfect.

The correct answer is choice D.
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C uses wrong tense. D is the correct as it uses correct tense.
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Hi, why A is incorrect? It sounds more logical to me....on the contrary in answer D seems that we are comparing the WAY found by manufactures, instead of comparing the hard-paste porcelain.
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D doesn't talk about 'the Far East' at all.

IMO, the answer should be A.

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Hi, why A is incorrect? It sounds more logical to me....on the contrary in answer D seems that we are comparing the WAY found by manufactures, instead of comparing the hard-paste porcelain.
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(A) uses the wrong tense choice I think "what was being"

(D) actually, porcelain is being compared to the imports. looking at the sentence structure, "comparable to . . ." modifies porcelain (it immediately follows porcelain)

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+1 for D. Correctly uses the past perfect tense .Which is unnecessary and can be avoided .


yes..use of had is not obligatory.

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In 1719 the Meissen manufacturers found a way of combining kaolin, quartz, and feldspar, a kind of potash, to manufacture a hard-paste porcelain, which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries.

(A) which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries

(B) which compared with that which Europeans imported from the Far East for centuries

(C) comparable to what Europeans has imported for centuries

(D) comparable to what Europeans had imported for centuries

(E) that could be compared to what Europeans imported for centuries


Is the transcription just correct here? Why is the info about from the Far East missing in option C, D, and E?
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In 1719 the Meissen manufacturers found a way of combining kaolin, quartz, and feldspar, a kind of potash, to manufacture a hard-paste porcelain, which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries.

(A) which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries

(B) which compared with that which Europeans imported from the Far East for centuries

(C) comparable to what Europeans has imported for centuries

(D) comparable to what Europeans had imported for centuries

(E) that could be compared to what Europeans imported for centuries


Is the transcription just correct here? Why is the info about from the Far East missing in option C, D, and E?


I guess this is acceptable, As the sentence meaning doesn't change.

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In 1719 the Meissen manufacturers found a way of combining kaolin, quartz, and feldspar, a kind of potash, to manufacture a hard-paste porcelain, which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries.

(A) which was comparable to what was being imported by Europeans form the Far East for centuries

(B) which compared with that which Europeans imported from the Far East for centuries

(C) comparable to what Europeans has imported for centuries

(D) comparable to what Europeans had imported for centuries

(E) that could be compared to what Europeans imported for centuries


Is the transcription just correct here? Why is the info about from the Far East missing in option C, D, and E?


Also what is the related event for had imported ??
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