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# With cloning technology, scientists are approaching what has

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With cloning technology, scientists are approaching what has long been the ultimate goal of modern husbandry: achieving a consistency of quality and production in farm animals as once thought to be limited to manufactured goods.

(A) achieving a consistency of quality and production in farm animals as once thought to be
(B) achieving farm animals with a consistency of quality and production as were once thought of as
(C) achieving in farm animals a consistency of quality and production that was once thought to be
(D) achievement of farm animals whose consistency of quality and production are the same as what were once thought to he
(E) achievement of farm animals at a consistency of quality and production once thought of as
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17 Mar 2004, 10:37
A for me. All the other options "achieving in farm animals a consistency" or "achieving of farm animals a consistency" are wrong. "consistency" has to immediately follow "achieving" because it is the object of "achieving"
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17 Mar 2004, 12:23
gmatblast wrote:

I see my error. "as once thought to be" is unidiomatic for sure...
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17 Mar 2004, 14:13
The as once though to be in A choice suggests that farm animals were limited to manufacturing goods which is senseless.

Choice C corrects his issue. Other choices achieving in farm animals and achievement of farm animals are stupid.
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17 Mar 2004, 14:40
Paul wrote:
gmatblast wrote:

I see my error. "as once thought to be" is unidiomatic for sure...

In C, it seems "that" refers to "quality and production". But if that is the case, I do not understand why they have used "that was" and not "that were"
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17 Mar 2004, 14:47
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Paul wrote:
gmatblast wrote:

I see my error. "as once thought to be" is unidiomatic for sure...

In C, it seems "that" refers to "quality and production". But if that is the case, I do not understand why they have used "that was" and not "that were"

"that was" refers to "a consistency", not to "quality and production"
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