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# Q: In 1836, the first waves of the great tide of European

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08 May 2004, 01:17
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Q: In 1836, the first waves of the great tide of European immigration had reached the shores of America with a population still more than 90 percent rural.
(A) of American with a population
(B) of an America whose population was
(C) in America populated by Americans
(D) in America that had a population
(E) of the America where a population was

Curiosity: Why B? Why not E??

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Re: SC - An America/The America/?? [#permalink]

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08 May 2004, 02:22
rrr wrote:
Q: In 1836, the first waves of the great tide of European immigration had reached the shores of America with a population still more than 90 percent rural.
(A) of American with a population
(B) of an America whose population was
(C) in America populated by Americans
(D) in America that had a population
(E) of the America where a population was

Curiosity: Why B? Why not E??

Welcome to GMAT Club.

the problem is not so much about the article "the" as it is about usage

Quote:
(E) of the America where a population
was

the correct usage is "the" population.

where did you find this SC? i wonder if this is a GMAT quality question.

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Praet

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10 May 2004, 20:05
actually i think the problem is not on a or the but on the correct use of

'whose' and 'where'

they require specific situation and in this particular one, whose is correct.

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10 May 2004, 20:12
aonie wrote:
actually i think the problem is not on a or the but on the correct use of

'whose' and 'where'

they require specific situation and in this particular one, whose is correct.

maybe, but where signifies location and thus is not totally wrong.

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10 May 2004, 20:27
Yes...

but when we try to re-phrase the words it is really the population of america ( the point at issue here is the population rather than point of origin - location -)...and although where is not totally wrong as you said, but somehow whose is better suited here.

I agree that this kind of question is quite tricky.

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10 May 2004, 20:34
aonie wrote:
Yes...

but when we try to re-phrase the words it is really the population of america ( the point at issue here is the population rather than point of origin - location -)...and although where is not totally wrong as you said, but somehow whose is better suited here.

I agree that this kind of question is quite tricky.

true, the quality is suspect...i wouldnt worry too much about it

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