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Written in ink or engraved by stylus,more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are from Pompeii

Cutting the fluff out of this question
that should refer to the historical account hence options A , B and C are out because of S-V error.
Now coming to the comparison in options D and E.
We need to compare historical account of first and second centuries to historical account from Pompeii.

(D) Historical account is as vivid in its details of personal life as that (historical account ) gathered - Correct comparison.
(E) is so vivid in its details of personal life as is that
Historical account in X is so vivid in its details as is historical account from Pompeii. -> This does not make any sense and hence incorrect.

Also the correct idiom is As X as Y.
In answer choice D we have the idiom - So X As is Y , which is incorrect
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New post 29 Feb 2016, 03:20
gmat idiom is
as ... as

or
not so... as

so, E is wronb because it is not idiomatic.
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Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are from Pompeii

A. are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are
B. are as vivid in their details of personal life as those gathered
C. is as vivid in their detail about personal life as that gathered
D. is as vivid in its details of personal life as that gathered
E. is so vivid in its details of personal life as is that


A real good one !!

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more than 2,000 letters and documents ...... are yielding a historical account ...... that is/are ......


A historical account is singular so , it will take a singular verb is so options (A) and (B) negated

A. are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are
B. are as vivid in their details of personal life as those gathered


We are left with 3 options -

C. is as vivid in their detail about personal life as that gathered
D. is as vivid in its details of personal life as that gathered
E. is so vivid in its details of personal life as is that

Sentence (E) has So ........as ( an incorrect GMAT Structure)

We are left with (C) and (D)

C. is as vivid in their detail about personal life as that gathered
D. is as vivid in its details of personal life as that gathered

(C) uses their to refer to a historic account ; hence incorrect.

We are left with only (D) the correct answer !!

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subject verb agreemnent - A, B out ("are" ) subject for that => a historical account

C => out for wrong pronoun "their"

E -- So--------------As (wrong usage in comparison)
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Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are from Pompeii

A. are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are
B. are as vivid in their details of personal life as those gathered
C. is as vivid in their detail about personal life as that gathered
D. is as vivid in its details of personal life as that gathered
E. is so vivid in its details of personal life as is that
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Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are from Pompeii

A. are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are
B. are as vivid in their details of personal life as those gathered
C. is as vivid in their detail about personal life as that gathered
D. is as vivid in its details of personal life as that gathered
E. is so vivid in its details of personal life as is that
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Imo D
here account gathered from England about military garrison is compared with the account gathered from Pompeii.
D has correct parallelism.
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Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letter [#permalink]

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Approach like this :-
1) identify the spilt - it is between is and are
2) indentify the subject - it is singular -> eliminate A & B. Upon further reading eliminate C
3) Between D & E you will notice that E has the following the structure "so ...... as", which is un-idiomatic. Eliminate E

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Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are from Pompeii

A. are so vivid in their details about personal life as they are
B. are as vivid in their details of personal life as those gathered
C. is as vivid in their detail about personal life as that gathered
D. is as vivid in its details of personal life as that gathered
E. is so vivid in its details of personal life as is that

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