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OA is C.
However, my questions are:
i) Whats wrong with B?
ii) Doesn't "on the canal the move" sounds awful?

When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100, but when the canal was used, it took less than eight days and cost less than$6.

A. When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100, but when the canal was used, it B. Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost$100; using the canal, it

C. Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost $100; on the canal the move D. In 1825, before opening the Erie Canal, to move a ton of wheat took three weeks from Buffalo to New York City, which cost$100; moving it on the canal

E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks before the opening of the Erie Canal, costing $100, but in using the canal, the move [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ The sky is the limit 800 is the limit GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Last edited by Engr2012 on 16 Aug 2015, 17:20, edited 3 times in total. Formatted the question If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Manager Joined: 04 Feb 2010 Posts: 198 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 8 Re: This one has already been discussed here: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Jul 2010, 08:28 For B, the subject is "Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825". To follow it with "it took..." means that the first phrase wasn't completed. I looked at the original post - the C option says "on the canal, the move" and this makes it correct. Plus C avoided pronoun use which makes it unambiguous. SVP Joined: 17 Feb 2010 Posts: 1511 Followers: 19 Kudos [?]: 629 [0], given: 6 Re: This one has already been discussed here: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Jul 2010, 13:18 B looks like a run-on sentence....and sounds awkward/ my pick is C. Senior Manager Joined: 12 Jan 2010 Posts: 257 Schools: DukeTuck,Kelogg,Darden Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 28 Re: This one has already been discussed here: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jul 2010, 14:04 noboru wrote: This one has already been discussed here: sc-erie-canal-27647.html OA is C. However, my questions are: i) Whats wrong with B? ii) Don't "on the canal the move" sounds awful? Thanks in advance. When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost$100, but when the canal was used, it
took less than eight days and cost
less than $6. A. When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost$100, but
when the canal was used, it
B. Moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City before the opening of the
Erie Canal in 1825, it took three weeks and cost $100; using the canal, it C. Before the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, moving a ton of wheat from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks and cost$100; on the canal the
move
D. In 1825, before opening the Erie Canal, to move a ton of wheat took three
weeks from Buffalo to New York City, which cost $100; moving it on the canal E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took three weeks before the opening of the Erie Canal, costing$100, but in using the canal, the
move

Hi, It would be great if you could write the question before you wrote the answer and your take on it. its kinda difficult to give the question a fair attempt when the first line in the post reveals the answer ....

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