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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 years
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17 Jan 2005, 03:28
i don't fully understand the sentence. But still 'C' it looks.....
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17 Jan 2005, 07:12
i am between B and C.. can somebody explain their choice.
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17 Jan 2005, 08:38
B

I think the subject of the sentence is singular , therefor we need an it at the end to make clear the subject/verb agreement..
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17 Jan 2005, 09:45
This is a good one

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... =shi+huang
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