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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, gold-bearing riverbeds thrust to the surface by volcanic activity put gold literally within reach of
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24 May 2008, 10:19
E for me

D and E come close. reach for is wrong usage in this context.
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24 May 2008, 10:31
None of the choices is making sense, but I guess D.

D - erosion, glacier movement, and volcanic activity (3 actions)

E - erosion, glacier movement, and ancient river beds (2 actions + 1 noun)
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25 May 2008, 08:08
D and E were the two close ones.

D. Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively easy task, since X, Y, and Z putting gold literally within reach for

E. Prospecting for gold during the California gold rush was a relatively easy task, since X, Y & Z put gold literally within reach of

Agree with E.
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25 May 2008, 08:43
A and D can be eliminated because of the "for" usage.
Out of B,C and E - E is the best. [ it uses the parallel "put" which goes with "thrust" ]

So E for me.
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25 May 2008, 16:59
E.

narrowed down to D and E,
D is not a complete sentence, it is made up by two "modifier" without a real verb.
Thus E
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