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# In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate

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In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds.

(A) inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds
(B) inhabitants had been forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(C) inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
(D) inhabitants having been forced to, withdrew from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(E) inhabitants withdrew, because they were forced to, from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile

What tense of the verb is "were forced" is it isn't past progressive.
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24 Apr 2006, 12:24
myc2004 wrote:
In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed, pastures became deserts, and the inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds.

(A) inhabitants were forced to withdraw to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds
(B) inhabitants had been forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(C) inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile
(D) inhabitants having been forced to, withdrew from their hunting grounds to the land that bordered the Nile
(E) inhabitants withdrew, because they were forced to, from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile

What tense of the verb is "were forced" is it isn't past progressive.

^ C ^

A) "to the land bordering the Nile from their hunting grounds" should be from... to....

B) no need for "had been"

D) awkward construction

E) wordy
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24 Apr 2006, 18:11
Definitely C.
' withdraw from their hunting grounds ' is the right construction.
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25 Apr 2006, 00:39
We need 'withdraw from their hunting ground' to come immediately after 'forced to'. A is out.
D is out as 'having been forced to' is not approprite. E is out for being lenthy adn awkward.
Between B and C, C is better. B suggests the land used to border the Nile, but not the case now.
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25 Apr 2006, 00:44
It's C.

inhabitants were forced to withdraw from their hunting grounds to the land bordering the Nile.

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28 Apr 2006, 02:03
Will go with C. D and E have wrong construction.
B seems right but I am confused with the Parallel construction became deserts and had been.

Became deserts and were forced to sounds better
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29 Apr 2006, 08:01
OA is C
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03 Jun 2008, 21:59
trivikram wrote:
E....||lsm

E is parallel, but, it changes the meaning of the sentence. The original sentence says that inhabitants were forced to withdraw (but doesn't tell that inhabitants withdrew).

Also, E is wordy.
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