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The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth

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New post 21 Apr 2010, 19:14
Ans : E )
Since it follows the parallelism rules good..

(i.e)Bringing with it the Aramaic script / and / deriving from it both northen and
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New post 22 Apr 2010, 02:24
OA is C according to the GMAT prep test.
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New post 22 Apr 2010, 05:22
should be 'C'.

bringing the Araimic script with it. here 'it' has confusing reference , it should clearly refer to the subject. so should be with it the aramaic script. driving doesnt match with reached. 'E' is out. drives in 'D' singlular is refering to both the northen and southern.. it should be plural 'drive' , hence 'C'.
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New post 22 Apr 2010, 07:46
A and B eliminated because of pronoun reference error.

...bringing the Araemic script with it, from which was....

In these two sentences, from which refers to It which possibly refers to empire...It should refer to the script instead and so A and B go out of the possible choices. Now we have C, D and E.

C is correct because pronoun reference is correct - from which refers to script and derive agrees with plural subject (both northern and southern)

D is wrong because of SV agreement error

E is wrong because it is awkward. "a comma followed by a conjunction such as and" must always connect two independent clauses. In choice E you see that Deriving....does not form an independent clause. Hence it is awkward

Hope this explains the reason why C is correct
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goldgoldandgold can you explain how "from which derive both the northern and the southern Indian alphabets." is correct? I am confused about the verb derive. Who is doing the deriving?

I understand why "bringing with it the Aramaic script" is correct but I don't understand rest of the sentence and how "from which derive both the northern and the southern Indian alphabets." relates to the whole sentence.

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New post 18 Aug 2010, 09:37
agree with C. Was stuck between C and D.

Sometimes it is difficult to understand whether the verb is singular or plural, especially when the subject comes after the verb like in this sentence.
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goldgoldandgold can you explain how "from which derive both the northern and the southern Indian alphabets." is correct? I am confused about the verb derive. Who is doing the deriving?

I understand why "bringing with it the Aramaic script" is correct but I don't understand rest of the sentence and how "from which derive both the northern and the southern Indian alphabets." relates to the whole sentence.

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this is an inverted subject order. Derive here is referring to " both the northern and the southern Indian alphabets". and remember when two singular nouns are joined by "and" the verb is plural.

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