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Period - Lasting longer - SC-Test 6 pdf

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garson0in Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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Period - Lasting longer - SC-Test 6 pdf

Post Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:39 am
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    Q14 -
    Almost the only evidence of the presence of human beings on the earth for a period longer than half a million years are vast quantities of stone tools.

    a)longer than half a million years are
    b)of more than half a million years are
    c) of more than half a million years is
    d) lasting longer than half a million years is
    e) of longer than half a million years are

    I understand that the verb are is incorrect. Therefore the options are reduced to C and D. The OA is C. Both seem correct to me. How do we arrive at the conclusion ?

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    garson0in Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:14 am
    Could anyone please resolve this query ?

    givemeanid Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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    Post Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:25 pm
    D implies 'period' lasted longer than half million years. That is incorrect. The 'human beings' lasted longer than half million years.

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    Post Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:11 pm
    garson0in wrote:
    Q14 -
    Almost the only evidence of the presence of human beings on the earth for a period longer than half a million years are vast quantities of stone tools.

    a)longer than half a million years are
    b)of more than half a million years are
    c) of more than half a million years is
    d) lasting longer than half a million years is
    e) of longer than half a million years are

    I understand that the verb are is incorrect. Therefore the options are reduced to C and D. The OA is C. Both seem correct to me. How do we arrive at the conclusion ?
    'period of more than' doesn't make any sense. 'period more than' or 'period longer than' makes sense.

    The only choice that makes sense to me is [A]. Is that correct? What is OA and explanation please?

    gmatjandro Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:35 pm
    I think we have to go with logical interpretation here. Period of human being existed is still continue in the present .

    garson0in Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:46 am
    My doubt is not cleared yet. Could anyone else help ?

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