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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees

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Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, their descendants , popularly known as killer bees , had migrated as far north as southern Texas

A) Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
B) In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
C) In less than 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
D) It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
E) It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then

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Re: SC -> Bees [#permalink]

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New post 26 Jul 2008, 10:24
Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,[/u] their descendants , popularly known as killer bees , had migrated as far north as southern Texas

A) Less than 35 years after the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, (correct)
B) In less than 35 years since releasing African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, (releasing make is present progressive; notice that in the unundrlined portion we have "had" - past perfect)
C) In less than 35 years since African honeybees had been released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, (here we have two past perfects in the sententence; we can have two past perfects in one sentence only if they are both in the same time period but in this case they are not - one activity happened at say time t = 0 and then next activity happened at t = 35)
D) It took less than 35 years from the release of African honeybees outside Sao Paulo, Brazil,
E) It took less than 35 years after the time that African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then (ackward construction , why do we need that here)[/quote]

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Re: SC -> Bees   [#permalink] 26 Jul 2008, 10:24
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