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The recent discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Egyptologists

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The recent discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Egyptologists [#permalink]

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07 May 2005, 12:53
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The recent discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Egyptologists has provided information that suggests that the wealth accumulated by ancient Egyptian pharaohs was greater than [u]believed[/u].

A. believed.

B. is believed.

C. was believed before.

D. they have believed before.

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07 May 2005, 19:57
I will go with 'A'
Can either Vithal or GMATT73 explain why past perfect is prefered here.
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07 May 2005, 20:04
I go with "B"....if anything accumulation of wealth happened earlier than believing started.....but past perfect is not used in that so next best thing is "B" out of lack of better choices.
07 May 2005, 20:04
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