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# Many ancient civilizations establish characteristics and hallmarks

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25 Apr 2018, 01:57
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Many ancient civilizations establish characteristics and hallmarks which include complex societal hierarchies with inbuilt class structures.

A.establish characteristic and hallmark which include
B.establish characteristics and hallmarks which include
C.established characteristics and hallmarks which included
D.established characteristics and hallmarks which includes
E.established characteristic and hallmark which include

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Re: Many ancient civilizations establish characteristics and hallmarks  [#permalink]

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26 Apr 2018, 05:37
Hello,
Can anyone help me to understand why option E is wrong. Thanks in advance.

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29 Apr 2018, 17:15
Talking about ancient civilizations, therefore the structure of events has to be in the past.
A.establish characteristic and hallmark which include not about events/activities in the past.
B.establish characteristics and hallmarks which include same as A; the only difference being singular vs. plural
C.established characteristics and hallmarks which included both in the past tense. Correct.
D.established characteristics and hallmarks which includes Similar errors as above. Also, characteristics and hallmarks creates a compound subject. Therefore, one should use include
E.established characteristic and hallmark which include not in the past tense.
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Re: Many ancient civilizations establish characteristics and hallmarks  [#permalink]

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29 Apr 2018, 17:42
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option E: Which is modifying hallmark and Hallmark is a singular noun and we need a singular verb includes not include.
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Re: Many ancient civilizations establish characteristics and hallmarks  [#permalink]

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13 May 2018, 03:57
Sentence is talking about something in the past

So established and included is best usage here

Also characteristics and hallmarks need to be present to correctly convey meaning

C has all these things

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