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Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did

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Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

A) Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

B) Since 1990 the growth of the global economy has been more than that during 10,000 years, from when the agriculture began

C) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

D) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began

E) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agricultre
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17 Jun 2007, 20:20
A.

B and D tend to change the meaning while C is wordy and also "that which" is awkward.
Chose A over E because of the usage "during the 10,000 years from the beginning"
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23 Jun 2007, 05:51
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Whats the OA?

OA is A

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Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

A) Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.
B) Since 1990 the growth of the global economy has been more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began.
C) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.
D) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
E) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.
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15 May 2008, 04:26
i dont particularly like A, but it is the best of the lot

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15 May 2008, 06:34
A it should be.

Maybe not accurate, but the best answer wins.

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15 May 2008, 07:15
A as well

C,D,E are not concise. B is more awkward than A is.

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15 May 2008, 18:41
Year, OA is A. But I lost the way to B! Thanks!
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15 May 2008, 19:47
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Year, OA is A. But I lost the way to B! Thanks!

Wow. Even I was tempted initially with B. Because B has no 'it'. But if you use B in the original sentence, you will find the clumsiness immediately.

A and E are close. But, I eliminate E for two reasons. First nothing wrong with A and 'what it did for' sounds awkward.
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15 May 2008, 19:51
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Year, OA is A. But I lost the way to B! Thanks!

Wow. Even I was tempted initially with B. Because B has no 'it'. But if you use B in the original sentence, you will find the clumsiness immediately.

A and E are close. But, I eliminate E for two reasons. First nothing wrong with A and 'what it did for' sounds awkward.

Thanks Leo,

I am calm down to think why I choose B as incorrect, I think "the growth..." can not "exceeds". is that convincing reasoning? thanks!
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16 May 2008, 11:35
A for correctly using present perfect (has been) and simple past (did).
Also, 'From when' is awkward in B.

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16 May 2008, 18:37
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A for correctly using present perfect (has been) and simple past (did).
Also, 'From when' is awkward in B.

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17 May 2008, 05:04
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saravalli wrote:
A for correctly using present perfect (has been) and simple past (did).
Also, 'From when' is awkward in B.

Oh, thank you Saravalli, sooooo great! + 1 for your finding!

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14 Jul 2008, 05:33
'A for correctly using present perfect (has been)'

choice A does not use 'has been' (present perfect)??

edit: never mind, it uses 'has grown'..

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14 Jul 2008, 07:21
The rationale lies in verb tenses:

"Since 1900 (to now)" => The period is ongoing => present perfect
"from 10000BC to 1950" => The period has finished => past tense

There are some SC questions that are definitely more evident to foreign students of English than to native speaker (and become more difficult as the foreigner improves his English).

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27. Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.
A. Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10000 years from the beginning of agriculture
B. Since 1990 the growth of global economy has been more than that[it did] during 10000 years, from when agriculture began
C. The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds that which had been for 10000 years from the beginning of agriculture.
D. The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it has been for 10000 years, from when agriculture began
E. The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it did for the 10000 years from the beginning of agriculture.

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26 Dec 2011, 16:56
Got D......but confused between A and D.can anyone please explain?

Got it
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In D, "from when" is an awkward phrase, and makes it grammatically unclear as to exactly when agriculture began.
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Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

A) Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.
B) Since 1990 the growth of the global economy has been more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began.
C) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.
D) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
E) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.

I have read this Manhattan forum:
to eliminate option E: the explanation was given as below:please can some one explain
what it did' doesn't make any sense:
* the growth didn't 'do' anything
* there's no other verb to which 'did' could logically be parallel to complete the comparison
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I have read this Manhattan forum:
to eliminate option E: the explanation was given as below:please can some one explain
what it did' doesn't make any sense:
* the growth didn't 'do' anything
* there's no other verb to which 'did' could logically be parallel to complete the comparison

E) The growth of the global economy since 1990 exceeds what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.

* the growth didn't 'do' anything
This means that it's inappropriate to say "the growth exceeds what it did", from a logical point of view. The first part is fine ("the growth exceeds ") the second one is logically flawed as the growth cannot do anything ("what it did").
* there's no other verb to which 'did' could logically be parallel to complete the comparison
Example:
I sing better than Micheal Jackson does (sing).<== does stands for the verb "sing"
Now look at E: there is no verb that "did" can stand for. To give you another example, consider the correct answer:

A) Since 1990 the global economy has grown more than it did (grow)during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.
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