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Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.

(A) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations

(B) that had flourished at the same time as had the civilizations

(C) that flourished at the same time those had

(D) flourishing at the same time as those did

(E) flourishing at the same time as those were

Originally posted by go2venkat on 29 May 2004, 05:23.
Last edited by hazelnut on 28 Nov 2017, 22:12, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 27 Apr 2017, 23:44
pranav6082 wrote:
How is "that" in "the site of an ancient civilization that" modifying "civilization"? "of an ancient civilization" is a propositional phrase thus i thought "that" is modifying "site".

Why is this understanding incorrect?

Hi pranav6082, this entire concept of propositional phrase needs to be applied only in a given clause. Notice there that the following are separate clauses:

i) Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization
- Notice that propositional phrase of an ancient civilization appears as part of this clause

ii) that flourished at the same time as the civilizations in the Nile delta and the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
- This is a separate clause (a relative/dependent clause)

So, you can't mix and match the two clauses. that (appearing in the second clause) will just follow the normal rule of what that can modify, in this case civilization.

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Hi,

In the non-underlined portion of the question, "Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization"
Can anyone help me understand what is the phrase the site of an ancient civilization modifying?
Is it modifying Pakistan, Mohenjo-Daro or Mohenjo-Daro excavation in Pakistan?

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According to MGMAT "As" must be followed by clause.

In option A

As is followed by noun phrase

pls. explain
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rishabhdxt wrote:
According to MGMAT "As" must be followed by clause.

In option A

As is followed by noun phrase

pls. explain


This is a great question rishabhdxt and here is my take on this.

The "as" you are referring and the "as" used here are fundamentally different in their usage.

Example: Nicole is as beautiful as the moon

As Adjective As
As Adverb As

Also, IMO we can write the sentence in both the formats noun form and clause form. Hope this helps.
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New post 31 Mar 2018, 13:39
I was between A and B but I chose B because it is known that: LIKE compares NOUNS and AS compares CLAUSES. So shouldn't A choice be: as the civilizations ........ DID? Any help with my thought, please?
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