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# Seldom more that 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran

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Seldom more that 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, the Erie Canal connected the Hudson River at Albany to the Great Lakes at Buffalo, providing the port of New York City with a direct water link to the heartland of the North American continent.
A.Seldom more than 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, the Erie Canal connected
B.Seldom more than 40 feet wide or 12 feet deep but running 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, the Erie Canal connected
C.It was seldom more than 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, and ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, but the Erie Canal, connecting
D.The Erie Canal was seldom more than 40 feet wide or 12 feet deep and it ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, which connected
E.The Erie Canal, seldom more than 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but running 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, connecting
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22 May 2005, 03:16
E is the best of the five poor choices. But shouldn`t the last verb be "connects"??
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22 May 2005, 04:58
E is wrong because it fails to have a verb in order to form an IC. B is best by starting with an introductory modifier and then the subject, "the Erie Canal", makes it clear that it is it which "connected X and Y"
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22 May 2005, 08:32
I think Paul is right.The answer is B and only.
In E,the sentence doesn't make any sense.
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22 May 2005, 19:18
OA is "B"
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22 May 2005, 20:56
Why 'B' ?? "Or" 12 feet deep does not make sense
Infact I could not agree with any of the options
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23 May 2005, 17:27
shalinikhatri wrote:
Why 'B' ?? "Or" 12 feet deep does not make sense
Infact I could not agree with any of the options

why do you think "or" doesn't make sense?

other choices have the run-on-sentence problem.
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23 May 2005, 21:36
shalinikhatri wrote:
Why 'B' ?? "Or" 12 feet deep does not make sense Infact I could not agree with any of the options

In gmat, you choose the best or least wrong among the available. if you feel uneasy in finding the right one use POE, you will get B.

If needs, explain later.
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23 May 2005, 21:59
shalinikhatri wrote:
Why 'B' ?? "Or" 12 feet deep does not make sense
Infact I could not agree with any of the options

Choose the best option available and not worry about the correct answer..
23 May 2005, 21:59
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