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# In the 1820's, anthracite coalfields opened in eastern

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In the 1820's, anthracite coalfields opened in eastern Pennsylvania, and when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was exported to the nation's growing mills, forges, factories, and railways.
A: when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was
B: once canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal having been
C: with canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there had been substantial supplies of coal
D: canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, with substantial supplies of coal being
E: as canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, substantial supplies of coal were

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17 Jun 2006, 14:38
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In the 1820's, anthracite coalfields opened in eastern Pennsylvania, and when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was exported to the nation's growing mills, forges, factories, and railways.
A: when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was
B: once canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal having been
C: with canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there had been substantial supplies of coal
D: canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, with substantial supplies of coal being
E: as canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, substantial supplies of coal were
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17 Jun 2006, 20:29
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In the 1820's, anthracite coalfields opened in eastern Pennsylvania, and when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was exported to the nation's growing mills, forges, factories, and railways.
A: when canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal that was
B: once canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there were substantial supplies of coal having been
C: with canals and eventually railroads reaching into the region, there had been substantial supplies of coal
D: canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, with substantial supplies of coal being
E: as canals and eventually railroads reached into the region, substantial supplies of coal were

A is wrong for "was" which should be "were" ( supplies of coal)
"once" in B is too abrupt, it doesn't convey the meaning of a process which we need.
the use of past perfect in C is incorrect.
the use of "being" in D is not favorable

I choose E.

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04 Aug 2014, 01:29
E is answer, as in A (S-V error )

there were substantial supplies of coal that was -should be were
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