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When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of [#permalink]

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When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.
(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal
(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal
(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal
(D) as a result of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal
(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal

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B

OE:
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When you scan the answer choices, you can see that
the phrases “as a result of the fact” in (D) and “as a
consequence of the fact” in (E) are unnecessary: eliminate
the two longest answer choices. Since the sentence
describes events that took place in the past,
“take” in (A) and (C) is wrong; “took” in (B) is right.

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25 Jul 2009, 03:36
B for 'took their places' and terseness.

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25 Jul 2009, 13:03
One more "B".

Such easy answers create doubt in my mind, is there any trick here???

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25 Jul 2009, 14:05
This was the easy one! ...

Updated OA and OE.
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Re: When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of [#permalink]

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15 Aug 2016, 07:24
take is wrong - so A C E out
D - wordier

am I correct?

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26 Feb 2017, 21:01
paidlukkha wrote:
take is wrong - so A C E out
D - wordier

am I correct?

Why do u think take is wrong??

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05 Mar 2017, 00:43
GovindAgrawal wrote:
paidlukkha wrote:
take is wrong - so A C E out
D - wordier

am I correct?

Why do u think take is wrong??

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Hi,
In my 2 cents

a new military era can be said to have begun as.....
Followed by "as" is the explanation why such era began.This action took place in the past;hence it is wrong to use present tense(take).

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05 Mar 2017, 03:11
B clearly. D E can be eliminated easily as that contains unnecessary terms .C is logically incorrect. A has tense issues. B wins.

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22 Jun 2017, 10:15
When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.

The bold word is the error. The verb should be in past tense and not present tense.

(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal
(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal
(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal

The correct idiom is Both.......and.......
and not ......and........both..........
Again the same verb error.

(D) as a result of the fact that (TOO WORDY AND UNNECESSARY) both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal
(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal
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