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# Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a

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Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively
easy task, because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and
ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic
activity put gold literally within reach for anybody with a pan or shovel.

A. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement,
and ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity
put gold literally within reach for
B. because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic
activity that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of
C. owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that had thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface,
and putting gold literally within reach of
D. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity
that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, putting
gold literally within reach for
E. since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, goldbearing
riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put
gold literally within reach of
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27 Apr 2008, 17:40
tough one, none of them seem right, but I guess E is the right answer?
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27 Apr 2008, 18:38
B. Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively easy task because of erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity that thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, and putting gold literally within reach of anybody with a pan or shovel.

C. Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively easy task, owing to erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and volcanic activity that had thrust ancient, gold-bearing riverbeds to the surface, and putting gold literally within reach of anybody with a pan or shovel.

E. Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively easy task, since erosion, prehistoric glacier movement, and ancient, goldbearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put
gold literally within reach of anybody with a pan or shovel.

we can immediately elliminate choices with 'reach for'.
Left with B, C and E.

B and C have prallelism issues.
E.
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