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Modern geologists understand that the placement of Earth's continents

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Modern geologists understand that the placement of Earth's continents is traceable to the breakup of super-continent Pangaea—over millions of years the continents have been subjected to geological forces, vastly changing their locations and thus the geography of the planet.

A) over millions of years the continents have been subjected to geological forces, vastly changing their locations

B) over millions of years the continents were subjected to geological forces that vastly changed their locations

C) that during millions of years the continents were subjected to geological forces so that their locations were vastly changed

D) during millions of years the continents were subjected to geological forces from which their locations were vastly changed

E) during millions of years, that the continents were subjected to geological forces so as to change their location vastly


This is a question from Ready4GMAT (mobile app), and the answer is given B. Can anyone please explain what's wrong with A?

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Re: Modern geologists understand that the placement of Earth's continents  [#permalink]

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Modern geologists understand that the placement of Earth's continents is traceable to the breakup of super-continent Pangaea—over millions of years the continents have been subjected to geological forces, vastly changing their locations and thus the geography of the planet.

A) over millions of years the continents have been subjected to geological forces, vastly changing their locations

B) over millions of years the continents were subjected to geological forces that vastly changed their locations

C) that during millions of years the continents were subjected to geological forces so that their locations were vastly changed

D) during millions of years the continents were subjected to geological forces from which their locations were vastly changed

E) during millions of years, that the continents were subjected to geological forces so as to change their location vastly


This is a question from Ready4GMAT (mobile app), and the answer is given B. Can anyone please explain what's wrong with A?

Dear nahid78,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

I don't have a particularly high opinion of this question. In a number of ways, it falls short of the high standards of official questions. I don't see any problem with (A)--both (A) & (B) work as answers. This is the sign of a poorly constructed question. I don't know about this company's other material, but this particularly question certainly is not "ready for the GMAT"!

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Be a discerning customer of GMAT verbal questions. Read testimonials--be highly suspicious of a company that doesn't have any. If a company has some kind of a score guarantee, that's an impressive claim. Also, look for patterns here on GMAT Club: if the threads of all the question of a particular company have skeptical comments from experts, that should make you suspicious; conversely, if experts of other companies tend to praise the questions of this company, that's a good sign.

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Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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