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In three centuriesâ€”from 1050 to 1350â€”several million tons of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.
(A) for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some
(B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some
(C) so as they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some
(D) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and
(E) such that they could build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and
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10 May 2005, 04:24
I will go with D
B, C & E can be eliminated because of 'they' does not have a noun to refer to
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10 May 2005, 04:56
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B,C,E are out -> 'they' has no referent.

Between A and D, A is correct. we don't say and tens of thousands of parish churches. Tens of thousands is a loose quantitative term (something similar to saying hundreds of them.. well, how many hundred ? Two hunderd ? Three hundred ?). By using 'and' in D, we try to maintain a parallellism that is wrong. 80 (catherdrals) and 500 (large churches) are definitive quantitative terms.

A it is.
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10 May 2005, 09:16
Although YWilfred's response is the reason why one would chose A over D, aslo note that D is passive [be].
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10 May 2005, 09:42
A it is. D's "so that there could be built" is passive and just sounds terrible.
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10 May 2005, 17:11
Paul wrote:
A it is. D's "so that there could be built" is passive and just sounds terrible.

just looking for some clearification.

In three centuriesâ€”from 1050 to 1350â€”several million tons of stone were quarried in France for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

the blue part is in passive so the underlined part should also be in passive.

Pls comment.
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10 May 2005, 22:06
Doesn't "...for the building of..." sound awkward?
Just, "...for building eighty cathedrals.." should have been fine.
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11 May 2005, 00:09
Between A and D, i think A breaks the parallel structure with the use of some.

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11 May 2005, 05:09
"for the building of" sounded awkward to me - but i guess, this is the best answer among the given choices ... A it is.
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11 May 2005, 23:21
Thanks for the responses. OA is indeed A.
I was confused between A and D. One more reason for refuting D could be the inappropriate use of "there".
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