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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.
A. the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B. the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C. with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D. with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E. with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern India alphabets.
A. the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
B. the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
C. with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
D. with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
E. with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and


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This is a real tough one. If I correct one thing, I have to compromise on the other. I finally think that I'll choose 'C'.

The solution is to flip the last section. 'Both northern & southern India alphabets were derived from Aramic script. The use of was invalidates A.

Next call is: "Both northern & southern India alphabets derive from Aramic script". This helped me to zero in on C.

Use of deriving is awkward & inconsistent.

Please post the OA. This is very exciting!!!!

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OA is C

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It is not a hard question. Firstly, we need "script" before the comma because the alphabets derive from the script, not from the Achemenid empire. Only C,D and E remain. E is wrong becuase change the meaning of the sentence, and in D we need plural, derive, not a singular, suc as derives.

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