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# When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo

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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 OA after some discussion [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ If u can't jump the 700 wall , drill a big hole and cross it .. I can and I WILL DO IT ...need some encouragement and inspirations from U ALL Last edited by Harley1980 on 27 Jun 2015, 12:03, edited 3 times in total. OA added If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Manager Joined: 10 Mar 2013 Posts: 135 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 3 Re: When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Mar 2013, 22:58 my take 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
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16 Mar 2013, 23:09
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 - No antecedent of "IT", use of WHEN is redundant as the time period is clearly mentioned, 1825 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 - No antecedent of "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 - CORRECT 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 - "From Buffalo to New York City" is wrongly placed, and thus this placement distorts the meaning (Now, It means that X took 3 weeks from buffalo to New york). "opening the Erie Canal" should be "opening OF the Erie Canal". How can New york city cost $100? E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took - Out-rightly incorrect _________________ Kudos will encourage many others, like me. Good Questions also deserve few KUDOS. Retired Moderator Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying Joined: 19 Feb 2007 Posts: 3758 Location: India WE: Education (Education) Followers: 762 Kudos [?]: 5884 [3] , given: 324 Re: When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Mar 2013, 23:23 3 This post received KUDOS 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 ---- was being moved from buffalo, gives the implication that all the description related to a function being performed at a particular time; The actual intent is not a specific instance but a general observation, which entails a simple past tense

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 ---- the pronoun- first ‘ it ‘ is redundant. 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 --- the best

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 --- the prepositional phrase in 1825, implies that the description is relevant to only 1825, not before. E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took – The same problem as in D _________________ “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb. 9884544509 GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10672 Followers: 957 Kudos [?]: 213 [0], given: 0 Re: When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2014, 23:12 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. Current Student Joined: 03 Feb 2013 Posts: 939 Location: India Concentration: Operations, Strategy GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44 GPA: 3.88 WE: Engineering (Computer Software) Followers: 137 Kudos [?]: 905 [0], given: 546 Re: When a ton of wheat was being moved from Buffalo [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2014, 23:21 daagh wrote: 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 --- the prepositional phrase in 1825, implies that the description is relevant to only 1825, not before.

E. To move a ton of wheat in 1825 from Buffalo to New York City took – The same problem as in D

Hey Daagh,

I can understand what you are saying but I can eliminate Option E) and D) saying "to move" cannot be a subject right?
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09 Oct 2015, 12:23
I guess ,in C ,use of semicolon may be debatable but this is the best option to chose.
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14 Oct 2015, 09:26
BukrsGmat wrote:
another good question :

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

OA after some discussion

POE
A = "When" and "being".. incorrect usage
B = "using the canal" after ; .. incorrect
C = Hold on
D = Same concept as B
E = awkward and incorrect meaning

So C
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