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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish, the world is created when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two, the upper half of her body forming the firmament and the lower half forming the earth.

A. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided
B. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat being divided
C. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat was divided
D. from the slain sea-monster Tiamat's body dividing
E. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided
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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish, the world is created when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two, the upper half of her body forming the firmament and the lower half forming the earth.

A. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided
B. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat being divided
C. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat was divided
D. from the slain sea-monster Tiamat's body dividing
E. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided



I though "when" is only used to modify time or time period! What's wrong!?

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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish, the world is created when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two, the upper half of her body forming the firmament and the lower half forming the earth.

A. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided
B. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat being divided
C. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat was divided
D. from the slain sea-monster Tiamat's body dividing
E. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided



I though "when" is only used to modify time or time period! What's wrong!?


Where did you read this?

Look here: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2014/06 ... -the-gmat/
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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish, the world is created when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two, the upper half of her body forming the firmament and the lower half forming the earth.

since it is believed the earth was formed by the two body parts, the upper and lower part. they are the components of the earth and firmament. Logically, since the body parts are components of the new structure, it must have been created from them. But when we use "when", it gives the meaning of that the earth created while formation was taking place. Correct me pls if I am wrong.
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why A and why not C..
i thought the division has taken place in past so i opted for C
Can you please clear my doubt

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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish, the world is created when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two, the upper half of her body forming the firmament and the lower half forming the earth.

A. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided
B. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat being divided
C. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat was divided
D. from the slain sea-monster Tiamat's body dividing
E. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided


Can someone please explain me what is wrong with "was" in option C.

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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish, the world is created when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two, the upper half of her body forming the firmament and the lower half forming the earth.

A. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided
B. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat being divided
C. when the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat was divided
D. from the slain sea-monster Tiamat's body dividing
E. from the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided


Can someone please explain me what is wrong with "was" in option C.

The problem with option C is that it uses past tense which is wrong as we have present tense in non underlined part of the sentence.
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In the Mesopotamian creation myth Enuma-Elish
Myths are like facts. Should not have past or future tense. Simple present tense should be used.
That the myths could be in the past or present is another point.

It was a myth in pre-British era....[clause]
or
It is a myth that...[clause]

The clause should be in simple present representing the factual information about myth.

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Lots of doubt about this question! I also chose B, as it seems truest to the intended meaning of the sentence. Help?

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Lots of doubt about this question! I also chose B, as it seems truest to the intended meaning of the sentence. Help?


Hi NicoleJaneway,

I am happy to try and help you on this matter.

As a general rule, 'being' in a GMAT sentence is incorrect. Though there are times being is correct, (see here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/correct-usag ... 23156.html), it is usually a strong giveaway. Though you should always try to eliminate the answer for another reason!

Here is the OE:

For B: "While this answer choice is grammatically correct, it is stylistically flawed. The phrase being divided is awkward; using the conjugated form is divided is stylistically superior."
-- Maybe this is saying that the action is ongoing?

For A: "This answer choice correctly uses a conjunction (when) to connect the main clause (the world is created) with the sentence's secondary clause (the body of the slain sea-monster Tiamat is divided into two)."

I don't like the question and I don't like the Economist too much, so I will leave it at that!

Does this help?
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