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Over half of all the agricultural products in the world,

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Over half of all the agricultural products in the world, including tomatoes, potatoes, and tapioca was first grown by the indigenous populations of Centural and South America.

a) was first grown

b) was grown for the first time

c) was grown for at first.

d) were grown at first

e) were first grown


What's the difference between d and e in terms of meaning?
Why not d?
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D is structurally ok, but changes the meaning.
in the text it is said that these foods were the 1st that grew in that places. but in D it is said, that these foods first grew in that places (then in other ones)
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At wrongly indicating place, where the agriculturals were produced. But the sentence telling who (indigenous people) produced first.
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New post 29 Jan 2012, 22:10
previously two explanations are right .E is the answer .
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New post 30 Jan 2012, 01:01
yeah E is correct
D changes the meaning.
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New post 15 Sep 2015, 19:54
what is difference between

at first

and

first.

first modify main verb grow

at first modifies the whole sentence. at fisrt modify a situation presented by whole main sentence. this situation happen first

in contrast, first modify main verb.

in grammar book, many kinds of adverbs is explained.

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New post 15 Sep 2015, 19:57
at first ,you grow rice
then I grow rice

the situation 1 happen first
the situation 2 happen latter

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New post 05 Mar 2019, 05:03
eybrj2 wrote:
Over half of all the agricultural products in the world, including tomatoes, potatoes, and tapioca was first grown by the indigenous populations of Centural and South America.

a) was first grown

b) was grown for the first time

c) was grown for at first.

d) were grown at first

e) were first grown



a) was first grown - Wrong: SV error

b) was grown for the first time - Wrong: SV error

c) was grown for at first. - Wrong: SV error. "for at first" is awkward.

d) were grown at first - Wrong: Wordy. Might be distorting the meaning a bit.

e) were first grown - Correct
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