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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, China’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 took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years


took 700,000 artisans OR 700,000 artisans took PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ..I always get confused in such types of construction... I was confused between C & D.

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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, China’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 took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years


"took 700,000 artisans" OR "700,000 artisans took" PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ..I always get confused in such types of construction... I was confused between C & D.

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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, China’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 took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years


"took 700,000 artisans" OR "700,000 artisans took" PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ..I always get confused in such types of construction... I was confused between C & D.


Hello ARS1988

Lets try to read the sentence after removing all the clutter:

I will strike out modifiers from the sentence in order to avoid confusion:

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, China’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.

Let's look at more closely now:

The Army .... Is .... X And Took.... Y

The Army:
- Is (Verb) ..... AND
- Took (Verb) .....

Now, look at the word AND, does it reminds you of anything? Yeap - "And" mandates strict parallelism at both the sides (Left and Right)

Now, when you carefully review option D, the structure is as per below:

The Army:
- Is (Verb) ..... AND
- (Subject)............Took (Verb) .....

This has two errors:
- Parallelism is not maintained
- 700,000 artisans - becomes the subject now instead of The Army

And Hence - C is the correct answer.

Please do let me know if this helps to clarify your doubt.
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ARS1988 wrote:
solidcolor wrote:
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, China’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 took 700,000 artisans more than 36 years


"took 700,000 artisans" OR "700,000 artisans took" PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ..I always get confused in such types of construction... I was confused between C & D.


Hello ARS1988

Lets try to read the sentence after removing all the clutter:

I will strike out modifiers from the sentence in order to avoid confusion:

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, China’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.

Let's look at more closely now:

The Army .... Is .... X And Took.... Y

The Army:
- Is (Verb) ..... AND
- Took (Verb) .....

Now, look at the word AND, does it reminds you of anything? Yeap - "And" mandates strict parallelism at both the sides (Left and Right)

Now, when you carefully review option D, the structure is as per below:

The Army:
- Is (Verb) ..... AND
- (Subject)............Took (Verb) .....

This has two errors:
- Parallelism is not maintained
- 700,000 artisans - becomes the subject now instead of The Army

And Hence - C is the correct answer.

Please do let me know if this helps to clarify your doubt.


Thanks Ydmuley..Now its clear :))

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