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The domesticated camel, which some scholars date around the twelfth century B.C., was the key to the development of the spice trade in the ancient world.
a. The domesticated camel, which some scholars date
b. The domesticated camel, which some scholars have thought to occur
c. Domesticating the camel, dated by some scholars at
d. The domestication of the camel, thought by some scholars to have occurred
e. The camel's domestication, dated by some scholars to have been
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02 Nov 2009, 08:40
IMO D.
Closely followed by C.Dated seems to modify camel rather than domesticating.
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02 Nov 2009, 22:47
amit2k9 wrote:
IMO D.
Closely followed by C.Dated seems to modify camel rather than domesticating.

I vote for D as well
and C as close contender (due to another reason that 've seen "dated at" as correct idiom in another thread)
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03 Nov 2009, 00:29
C it is for me.

MGMAT prefers verb over noun i.e. 'domesticating the camel' rather than 'the domestication of camel'

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03 Nov 2009, 00:34
gmattokyo wrote:
amit2k9 wrote:
IMO D.
Closely followed by C.Dated seems to modify camel rather than domesticating.

I vote for D as well
and C as close contender (due to another reason that 've seen "dated at" as correct idiom in another thread)

I'm going for D.
"Dated at" is the correct idiom (according to MGMAT SC anyway). But I think the issue with C is that the modifier "dated at ..." can refer to specifically just the camel. This could then read as the domesticating a really old camel.
In D the modifier refers to the entire clause.

A and B have the same modification error. E seems a bit awkward.
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03 Nov 2009, 03:47
D is correct ans as thought by scholars correctly points to domestication rather than camel.
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03 Nov 2009, 22:35
“The domesticated camel” and “was the key to the development” is not logical so

Choice A and B can be eliminated.

“Domesticating the camel” is not “dated by scholars” but has occurred

So Choice C and E can be eliminated

That leaves us with choice D.

What is OA ?

this is Good explanation
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06 Feb 2011, 09:13
I haven't got the difference between D and E Would appreciate if somebody could clarify it
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06 Feb 2011, 09:59
E seems to be cross-over between C and D. D is much clearer than C even though C has correct idiom usage.
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If you say 'dated', then you have to express it idiomatically as ‘dated at’. E falls into this trap by using ‘dated to’ have been, which is wrong. D dodges the pitfall, by not using ‘dated’ altogether.

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06 Feb 2011, 11:31
D for me.

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06 Feb 2011, 12:09
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D for me.

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Well, I am not sure about the original source but I found this question in Spidey notes.
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07 Feb 2011, 04:43
D for me. The domestication of the camel, blah blah blah, was the key to the development of the spice trade in the ancient world.

Choice E is in passive voice. GMAT prefers Active over passive voice.
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The domesticated camel, which some scholars date around the twelfth century B.C., was the key to the development of the spice trade in the ancient world.
a. The domesticated camel, which some scholars date
b. The domesticated camel, which some scholars have thought to occur
c. Domesticating the camel, dated by some scholars at
d. The domestication of the camel, thought by some scholars to have occurred
e. The camel's domestication, dated by some scholars to have been

I got B.
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The domesticated camel, which some scholars date around the twelfth century B.C., was the key to the development of the spice trade in the ancient world.
a. The domesticated camel, which some scholars date
b. The domesticated camel, which some scholars have thought to occur
c. Domesticating the camel, dated by some scholars at
d. The domestication of the camel, thought by some scholars to have occurred
e. The camel's domestication, dated by some scholars to have been

I got B.

A: "Which" refers to camel, implying "camel" was dated: not a sensible meaning.
B: Same issue as above.
C: Gerund is wrong when a noun is available.
D. Correct: The domestication of the camel was thought to have occurred.
E. "Dated to be" is idiomatically incorrect - "dated at" is correct.
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25 Apr 2017, 14:20
Experts, can 'dated' in option C wrongly refer to camel?

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TejasD, I don't think it would make sense to "date a camel." (Unless, of course, you're into that sort of thing. Sorry -- terrible, terrible joke. I'll stop now.) I think it makes sense to "date" (i.e., determine the age of) certain objects, like a fossil or a rock. But the camel itself? That seems odd to me, especially since we have a better alternative available.

(D) pleasantly avoids that issue entirely, and I also agree with sayantanc2k's comment that "domestication" seems better than "domesticating" in this case.

An official GMAT question about dating can also be found here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/fossils-of-t ... 77781.html
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TejasD, I don't think it would make sense to "date a camel." (Unless, of course, you're into that sort of thing. Sorry -- terrible, terrible joke. I'll stop now.) I think it makes sense to "date" (i.e., determine the age of) certain objects, like a fossil or a rock. But the camel itself? That seems odd to me, especially since we have a better alternative available.

(D) pleasantly avoids that issue entirely, and I also agree with sayantanc2k's comment that "domestication" seems better than "domesticating" in this case.

An official GMAT question about dating can also be found here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/fossils-of-t ... 77781.html

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