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# The earliest texts in cuneiform script are about 5,000 years

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13 Apr 2009, 22:20
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The earliest texts in cuneiform script are about 5,000 years old, having antedated the use of the fist alphabets by some 1500 years.

1. old, having antedated the use
2. old, having antedated the invention
3. old, antedating the use
4. old and antedated the use
5. old and antedated the invention

what is wrong with C and why E is correct??

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14 Apr 2009, 05:27
C and E have different meaning. Its invention in E and use in C. In the context of the sentence invention appears to be a better choice.
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14 Apr 2009, 14:20
IMO A. If I am correct I will explain. Whats the oa?

Sorry looks I am not correct. I will attempt this question later.
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20 Apr 2009, 11:17
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IMO C.

In E, is the use of "antedated" changes the tense of the sentense from present to past? Pleas explain some one...
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27 May 2009, 08:25
IMO (c)

The problem with (e) is --> antedate the invention of first alphabets [Should invention not automatically signal first alphabets, do some languages have first, second, third alphabets etc?]
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27 May 2009, 08:36
tenaman10 wrote:
The earliest texts in cuneiform script are about 5,000 years old, having antedated the use of the fist alphabets by some 1500 years.

1. old, having antedated the use
2. old, having antedated the invention
3. old, antedating the use
4. old and antedated the use
5. old and antedated the invention

what is wrong with C and why E is correct??

I think you are listing two different things here so you need a 'and', you need a verb as well so D and E fit.

I might have picked D but as you said, E is the answer.

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