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# Rivaling

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Joined: 02 Apr 2006
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12 May 2006, 15:42
Rivaling the pyramids of Egypt or even the ancient cities of the Maya as an achievement, the army of terra-cotta warriors created to protect Qin Shi Huang, Chinaâ€™s first emperor, in his afterlife is more than 2,000 years old and took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete them.

A. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete them
B. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete it
C. took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years to complete
D. 700,000 artisans took more than 36 years to complete
E. to complete them too 700,000 artisans more than 36

How do you think the answer is?
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Joined: 07 Nov 2005
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12 May 2006, 19:19
Picking C.
E in incomplete I suppose.Please correct if that is the case.
We need ' took ' after 'and' , hence D is ruled out.
No need for mentioning 'it' or 'them' after complete.
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12 May 2006, 22:23
C it is
Director
Joined: 10 Oct 2005
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12 May 2006, 23:15
Why not B? Can someone help me...
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12 May 2006, 23:47
... the army ... took X artisans ... Y years to complete it

The essay took me half an hour to complete [ it ?]

Does it help?
12 May 2006, 23:47
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