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 Author: generis [ 01 Mar 2022, 23:12 ] Post subject: Re: At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the For forum member aspirants and non-experts:All correct answers that contain good explanations will be awarded ONE KUDOS.Exceptional answers may be "bumped" to Best Community Reply. Kudos will be awarded after the OE is posted.

 Author: zhanbo [ 01 Mar 2022, 23:59 ] Post subject: Re: At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the My answer is (C). It took me 02:29. (A) "This" in "this allowed" does not have a clear antecedent (a singular noun). Some even claim that "this" can almost never be correct in GMAT because, as a demonstrative pronoun, "this" should better be accompanied by a gesture pointing to something. Besides, "eliminated numbers" does not make sense. (B) Past perfect tense of "had been able to" nonsensically indicate that "elimination" occurred before the "delay". (C) Best among the five. I did not pick it right away, but (DE) are no contenders. (D) In GMAT, "which" cannot be used to refer to the previous clause. Also, verb tense "tried to advance" and "had been delayed" are not compatible. "would" may also be problematic as it is commonly used in subjunctive mood (indicating something might not happen)Besides, "eliminate numbers" is illogical. (E) Comma splice.Or: if we argue this is a long list of clauses (X, Y, Z, and D), such structure is too loose to merit correct answer. Besides, "it" does not have a clear antecedent.