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Never before had the gardening crew harvested so many carrots at once

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Never before had the gardening crew harvested so many carrots at once as it had in the fall of 2006.

A. so many carrots at once as it had in
B. at once as many carrots as
C. so many carrots at once as that it had gardened in
D. as many carrots at once as it did in
E. so many carrots at once as it did in

Originally posted by jatinrai on 30 Jan 2010, 23:07.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Oct 2018, 23:11, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 31 Jan 2010, 11:07
Try to explain the difference in 'had in' & 'did in'
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Harvested -- did .. Harvesting is something u can do and not something you can have..

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A. so many carrots at once as it had in
as many X as Y - is the correct idiom

B. at once as many carrots as
Incorrect comparision. Compres carrots with fall

C. so many carrots at once as that it had gardened in
Incorrect idiom. The correct idiom is - as many X as Y. Also, the use of "it had" is incorrect. The correct usage is "it did". Did means performing some action which is the correct usage here

D. as many carrots at once as it did in
CORRECT - Correct idiom - as many X as Y.

E. so many carrots at once as it did in
as many X as Y - is the correct idiom
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jatinrai wrote:
Never before had the gardening crew harvested so many carrots at once as it had in the fall of 2006.

A. so many carrots at once as it had in

B. at once as many carrots as

C. so many carrots at once as that it had gardened in

D. as many carrots at once as it did in

E. so many carrots at once as it did in


Hi All,

"At once" is here just a modifier (Adverb) here, so we can remove it.
Never before had the gardening crew harvested so many carrots [strike]at once[/strike] as it had in the fall of 2006.

Here both sentence are in the same tense but we know author is comparing carrots in 2006 to ever before, so 2006 is later in time and we need to use simple past for that.
So option A and C is gone.

For B . as many carrots as fall of 2006 . Wrong comparison so out.

Between D and E, definitely D is correct because idiom is "as many as"

Hi Jatinrai,
I believe now it should be clear that why usage of had is wrong. If any question please revert.


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jatinrai wrote:
Never before had the gardening crew harvested so many carrots at once as it had in the fall of 2006.
A. so many carrots at once as it had in
B. at once as many carrots as
C. so many carrots at once as that it had gardened in
D. as many carrots at once as it did in
E. so many carrots at once as it did in


It's a silly question but I am struggling with SC a lot.
Though I chose the correct answer, my question is that isn't it referring to carrots?
All the options had it so I looked for other issues and D maintained the form as many as so I chose D.
But can someone please explain what it is referring back to?
Thanks in advance! :grin:
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jatinrai wrote:
Never before had the gardening crew harvested so many carrots at once as it had in the fall of 2006.
A. so many carrots at once as it had in
B. at once as many carrots as
C. so many carrots at once as that it had gardened in
D. as many carrots at once as it did in
E. so many carrots at once as it did in


It's a silly question but I am struggling with SC a lot.
Though I chose the correct answer, my question is that isn't it referring to carrots?
All the options had it so I looked for other issues and D maintained the form as many as so I chose D.
But can someone please explain what it is referring back to?
Thanks in advance! :grin:
It is singular - - - > check for any singular entity that can logically refer to it--->gardening crew? - - - > try to replace the antecedent in place of pronoun - - - > makes sense - - - > yeah!

Hope this helps

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