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The voluminous personal papers of Thomas Alva Edison reveal

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The voluminous personal papers of Thomas Alva Edison reveal that his inventions typically sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly from previous works.

(A)

(B) sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but were slowly evolved

(C) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly

(D) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but had slowly evolved

(E) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but they were slowly evolved
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18 Apr 2006, 03:11
^ C ^

(A) wrong sentence construction

(B) same as A also there is passive

(D) past perfect is unnecessary

(E) passive is wrong
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18 Apr 2006, 16:38
OA is 'C'..
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18 Apr 2006, 18:44
Tense change in C glided without disturbing the tense..So it is the answer
18 Apr 2006, 18:44
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