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# Tissue samples taken from the fossilized skeleton of an unidentified

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Not that way; sometimes there are some low level questions to induce many to participate. This is a simple idiom based questions and hence may not interest serious students
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Re: Tissue samples taken from the fossilized skeleton of an unidentified [#permalink]
daagh wrote:
Not that way; sometimes there are some low level questions to induce many to participate. This is a simple idiom based questions and hence may not interest serious students

Thanks daagh.
I see nearly 300+ questions with "Verbal Review 2018" tag and difficulty "700+" tag. This makes it diffucult to filter out questions.
Are all these questions truly provided by GMAC?
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Tissue samples taken from the fossilized skeleton of an unidentified [#permalink]
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A. has been tested to be 200 million years old and therefore is - SV Agreement error
B. has been tested at 200 million years old and therefore - SV Agreement error
C. have been tested to be 200 million years old and therefore are - tested/dated at is preferred in such scenarios
D. have been tested as being 200 million years old and therefore - Awkward
E. have been tested at 200 million years old and therefore are - Correct Idiom and sentence makes perfect sense

(E) is the correct choice.

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E is not correct. That is a bizarre turn of phrase. Even if an official guide uses that in its answer key, that's an appalling abuse of English.
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Re: Tissue samples taken from the fossilized skeleton of an unidentified [#permalink]
gmatprepper94111 wrote:
E is not correct. That is a bizarre turn of phrase. Even if an official guide uses that in its answer key, that's an appalling abuse of English.

Hello gmatprepper94111,

We hope this finds you well.

To provide a bit of clarity here, the correct answer choices on the GMAT may often sound quite awkward; remember, stylistic concerns are the least important factor in judging answer choices; style and conciseness should only be taken into account in order to differentiate between two otherwise error free answer choices.

We hope this helps.
All the best!
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