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# In Egypt in the late Paleolithic period, the climate changed

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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

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06 Aug 2004, 12:22
My Choice is C. I cornered down to A or C, and I found C better.
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06 Aug 2004, 12:22
Trying to answer under 30 secs....C is my choice.
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06 Aug 2004, 18:52
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C it is. from...to is the correct usage. They were forced to move from one place to another.

no need of present perfect participle in D. we are simply talking of Past. Simple past tense will suffice.

E is simply awkward.

Past perfect is not required in B. We are not taking of past in past. Simple past tense is needed.
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06 Aug 2004, 19:16
C it is...All others weird..A is the close contender though it uses "withdraw to the land", as pointed out by dj
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07 Aug 2004, 08:36
DJ,

I always get confused: "Past perfect" Vs "Past Tense."

When do we use "Past Perfect"?What do you mean by "We are not talking of past in past"?Can you also give me a sample of "Past perfect" sentence?Thank you.Rgds,

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07 Aug 2004, 12:00
Anna Rama wrote:
I always get confused: "Past perfect" Vs "Past Tense."
When do we use "Past Perfect"?What do you mean by "We are not talking of past in past"?Can you also give me a sample of "Past perfect" sentence?Thank you.Rgds,
Anna

from my note:

Past perfect:
The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past.

eg:
I had never seen such a beautiful beach before I went to Kauai.

see, in these, the sequence is: saw a beautiful beach --> went to kanaui --> discussing it now. 1st happened before 2nd, which too happened in past. (this is what I call "past in past")

Simple past tense:
something completed in the past and is over now.

eg:
I went to zoo yesterday.
she cooked food.
I lived in chile for 3 years.

Take the above SC for eg: we are discussing something that happened in past and has ended. simple past.
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09 Aug 2004, 08:21
You guys are correct! the oa is C. Thank you so much!
09 Aug 2004, 08:21
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