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# In the minds of many people living in England, before

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In the minds of many people living in England, before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes, the opposite pole to civilization, an obscure and unimaginable place that was considered the end of the world.
(A) before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes
(B) before there was Australia, it was the antipodes
(C) it was the antipodes that was Australia
(D) Australia was what was the antipodes
(E) Australia was what had been known as the antipodes
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22 Jun 2006, 15:09
A.

In B "it" is referring to "there was" not australia.

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22 Jun 2006, 16:37
ugh... yet another slip... time for bed!

But not an ideal choice... before australia was australia!
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22 Jun 2006, 18:22
E...analogy...people thought australia was the antipodes, a place considered opposite of civilization...

After reading the other responses, A does seem reasonable. I stick with rolling the dice on E, so whats the OA and OE so I understand my flawed logic in E. Thanks.
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22 Jun 2006, 20:12
A stands.
All other choices seems awkward.
Only B comes close after A.
22 Jun 2006, 20:12
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