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# Tom Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, an

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Tom Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, an era when the city had transformed from a collection of suburban neighborhoods to the second-largest city in the United States.

(A) an era when the city had transformed
(B) an era during which the city was transformed
(C) an era that transformed it
(D) during which era the city transformed
(E) during which the city was transformed
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23 Dec 2005, 00:13
Between B and D, I pick B

What was transformed? 'the city was'
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23 Dec 2005, 09:12
vivek123 wrote:
Tom Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, an era when the city had transformed from a collection of suburban neighborhoods to the second-largest city in the United States.

(A) an era when the city had transformed
(B) an era during which the city was transformed
(C) an era that transformed it
(D) during which era the city transformed
(E) during which the city was transformed

I choose B between A and B.

I feel D and E is awkward with the phrase "during which".

C has "it" and the meaning is not clear (going by gut feel on this choice).
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23 Dec 2005, 10:46
I narrowed it to B and E. I would go with B. To be honest I don't know why E is wrong. B just 'feels' right.
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23 Dec 2005, 19:51
B is best. i was also intimited by E before but later i found this:

to use "which", we need a clear referent. what does "which" refers to? nothing...............................
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23 Dec 2005, 21:31
HIMALAYA wrote:
B is best. i was also intimited by E before but later i found this:

to use "which", we need a clear referent. what does "which" refers to? nothing...............................

BINGO!

The OA is 'B'!
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19 Jun 2006, 14:29
(B) an era during which the city was transformed

A is wrong...

(C) an era that transformed it .=> era didn't transform
(D) during which era the city transformed => during which
(E) during which the city was transformed => during which
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23 Sep 2006, 10:12
Thanks HIMALAYA!
I was struggling between B and E, and now I'm clear why E is wrong.
23 Sep 2006, 10:12
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