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The Middle Stone Age, extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 50

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Diagnostic Verbal Test No. 5 Q# 13 SC


The Middle Stone Age, extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, is marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, requires far more abstract perception than modern technology


(A) extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, is marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, requires far more mental and abstract perception than

(B) was extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribal of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than

(C) extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, was marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues which they used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than

(D) extending for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, and marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that in the absence empirical means of observation, requires far more mental and abstract perception than

(E) extended for 200,000 years from 300,000 BC TO 500,000 BC, was marked by the intelligent manufacture by the tribals of glues used for fixing honed heads to the spears and arrows, a complex process that, in the absence empirical means of observation, required far more mental and abstract perception than does

OA: C

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A: The process is a bygone affair; we need a past tense verb –required -- to express a past event.
B: Was extended is wrong usage; It gives a feeling that somebody extended the era from outside.
C: Correct Choice
D: present tense verb ‘requires’ is wrong for a bye-gone event
E: --Than does -- is wrong comparison; should compare middle Stone Age with another age and not what modern technology does.

daagh With utmost respect since you posted the question, can you provide your valuable feedback on this question.
According to me their are several errors with the answer and the question. Most of them have been discussed in this thread.
So please what's your call on the answer C?
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My views are already there in the OA. Criticism is welcome but there is no need that one should agree with others' views if he or she finds it untenable. One may very well take them in the stride and carry on with the practice.
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New post 30 Nov 2017, 23:07
NicoleJaneway is definitely right. We can say "extending" or "which extended," but definitely not "extended." That would only make sense if someone chose to lengthen that period, as in "The Broadway show, extended for another 3 months after its successful opening." No one extended the Middle Stone Age! Alas, this leaves us without a valid answer.
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Here they is referring to "Tribals".

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Can anyone pls suggest what ‘They’ is referring to in option ‘C’?

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New post 25 Feb 2019, 00:49
Let’s take a look at these options.

The sentence needs to be in the past tense, so option A is wrong. In Option B, the phrase “Was extended” is wrong “Was extended” implies conscious effort, the phrase makes it sound like somebody actually worked to extend the era. D is wrong for the same reason as A. Option E has a modifier error. It Compares “Stone Age” with what modern technology does.
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